June Ballot Positions State Level

The LWVC board took final positions on the measures scheduled for the June ballot. Look for our The League Recommends flyer (a.k.a. Vote With the League) by early April. Here’s a quick summary of the League position on each measure:
Position In Brief: 
  • PROPOSITION 68 - California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act (SB 5) - SUPPORT
    This measure would authorize California to issue general obligation bonds, with the money used to finance state and local parks, water conservation measures, water reliability to disadvantaged communities, and flood protection projects. California parks provide open space and recreation, improving health and community well-being. The water projects funded by this bond are forward thinking, and are a key part of our state response to climate change

  • PROPOSITION 68 - California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act (SB 5) - SUPPORT
    This measure would authorize California to issue general obligation bonds, with the money used to finance state and local parks, water conservation measures, water reliability to disadvantaged communities, and flood protection projects. California parks provide open space and recreation, improving health and community well-being. The water projects funded by this bond are forward thinking, and are a key part of our state response to climate change.

  • PROPOSITION 70- Greenhouse Gas Reduction Reserve Fund (ACA 1) - OPPOSE

    This measure would add a requirement that two thirds of legislators approve the first appropriation of any money collected from the sale by CARB of Cap-and-Trade allowances after 2024. At a time that we need efficient and effective investments in climate change solutions, this requirement could lead to deadlocks, inefficiency, and poor decisions.

  • PROPOSITION 71 - Effective Date of Initiatives (ACA 17) - SUPPORT

    Currently, an initiative that is approved takes effect the day after the election unless the measure provides otherwise. Election results are not officially certified until five weeks after the election. While most election results are clear shortly after election day, that is not always the case. Prop 71 would provide that an initiative would take effect 5 days after the Secretary of State certifies the election results. This is a common-sense measure, ensuring clarity about what is – and is not – California law.
    How does the League make ballot measure endorsements?
    We only take positions on ballot measures based on current policy positions and League principles. Positions are developed based on grassroots member study and consensus.

Position History: 

This article is taken from the California State LWV 

https://my.lwv.org/california/article/new-our-positions-june-ballot-meas...

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San Bernardino Area