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Voters Protect Transportation Investments in Bridge and Road Safety and Pass Measures to Fund Housing for Veterans, Working Families and the Homeless

November 7, 2018
The November 2018 election results are a win for California cities with voters protecting existing funding for bridge and road safety and supporting two measures that directly improve the quality of life for all Californians.
 
2018-11-06-22-07-23-smart-fix-cropped.jpgBy voting no on Proposition 6, the citizens of California have ensured that communities will have the funding they need to continue critical transportation improvements in cities throughout California, for families and future generations.
 
With the passage of Propositions 1 and 2, California can now take an important step in addressing the affordable housing crisis with funding to build much-needed housing for veterans, working families and those experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless.
 
While votes are still being counted, it appears that Proposition 3, which would have provided resources to make additional investments in water infrastructure, will fail by a narrow margin.
 
Election results are reported from the Secretary of State’s website. Final vote counts have not yet been made official.   

Details on the measures with League positions this election and the current pass or fail status , as of Nov. 7 at 9:30 a.m., are below:
 
No on Prop. 6, the Attack on Bridge and Road Safety: FAIL
 
Voters protected $5 billion annually in existing transportation funding with the defeat of Prop. 6. These funds are being invested in over 6,500 bridge and road safety projects currently underway in communities throughout the state.
 
Yes on Prop. 1, the Veterans and Affordable Housing Act: PASS
 
The $4 billion bond will help California’s veterans, working families, people with disabilities and those experiencing homelessness by supporting the construction of at least 50,000 housing units statewide. It is expected to would create 137,000 jobs and generate over $23.4 billion in economic activity.
 
Yes on Prop. 2, Mental Health Care and Housing to End Homelessness: PASS
 
Cities are on the forefront of homelessness crisis and funding from Prop. 2 will address the state’s need for more supportive housing. At no cost to taxpayers, Prop. 2 creates a $2 billion bond that would be financed with the Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63) to build permanent supportive housing linked to mental health treatment and services.
 
Yes on Prop. 3, the Supply and Water Quality Bond Act: FAIL
 
Prop. 3 would have authorized $8.877 billion in bonds to support various water infrastructure projects.
 
Other Ballot Measure Results
 
Voters made decisions on a number of other ballot measures on Election Day. The results are listed below:
 
  • Prop. 4, Children’s Hospital Bond: Pass
  • Prop. 5, Property Tax Transfer: Fail
  • Prop. 7, Permanent Daylight Saving Time: Pass
  • Prop. 8. Limits on Dialysis Clinics’ Revenue and Required Refunds: Fail
  • Prop. 10, Local Rent Control: Fail
  • Prop. 11, Ambulance Employees Paid On-Call Breaks, Training and Mental Health Services: Pass
  • Prop. 12, Farm Animal Confinement: Pass  


 
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