Silicon Valley Leadership Group Makes Recommendations on Propositions and Measures on the Nov. 2 Ballot
SAN JOSE – Oct. 18 – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group is non-partisan and does not endorse candidates. However, it does take positions on propositions and local measures after a thorough review by our staff, committees and board. Listed below are our recommendations for the Nov. 2 election.
We urge all vote-by-mail voters to make sure your ballot reaches the county Registrar’s office before Nov. 2 to ensure it is part of the tabulated votes that are announced right after the polls close on Election Night.
- Prop 22 — Support: Prohibits State Raid on Local Government and Transportation Prohibits the state from shifting, taking, borrowing, or restricting the use of tax revenues dedicated by law to fund local government services, community redevelopment projects, or transportation projects and services.
- Prop. 23 — Oppose: Repeal AB 32 Suspends state laws requiring reduced gas emissions that cause global warming, until California’s unemployment rate drops to 5.5 percent or less for four consecutive quarters.
- Prop 24 — Oppose: Repeal Elective Single Sales Factor Repeals recent legislation designed to make California more competitive for companies and businesses that want to grow and retain jobs in California.
- Prop 25 — Oppose: Majority-vote budget plan Changes the legislative vote requirement necessary to pass the state budget from two-thirds to a simple majority. Two-thirds vote still would be required to raise taxes.
- Prop 27 — Oppose: Financial Accountability in Redistricting Act – repeal Prop. 11 Eliminates the Citizens Redistricting Commission created by proposition 11 and returns the job of drawing state legislative and Board of Equalization districts to the Legislature.
Santa Clara County Measures:
- Measure A — Support: Healthy Kids A $29 per parcel fee to raise between $13.5 million and $14 million annually to cover the majority of the health insurance premiums for low-income children in Santa Clara County.
- Measure B — Support: Vehicle Registration Fee increase for roads improvements A $10 per vehicle increase in Vehicle Registration Fee to fund repair of Santa Clara County roads.
- Measure E – Support: Foothill De Anza Community College District The Foothill De Anza Community College District is proposing a $69 parcel tax for the next 6 years.
- Measure I – Support: East Side Union High School District The East Side Union School District is proposing a $98 parcel tax for the next 6 years.
- Measure G – Support: San Jose/Evergreen Community College District The San Jose/Evergreen Community College District is proposing to issue $268 million in bonds.
Alameda County Measure:
- Measure K — Support: Fremont Unified School District parcel Tax The Fremont Unified School District Board of Directors proposing a $53 parcel tax for the next 5 years.
- Measure M — Support: SMC/VRF Continuation Continuation of $10 per vehicle fee to fund SMC roads, transit and other transportation programs.
San Mateo County Measure: