PROPS. RE­SULTS

The Signal - - Front page - By Tammy Murga Sig­nal Staff Writer

This Novem­ber elec­tion, Cal­i­for­ni­ans had to de­cide on whether to ap­prove or deny 11 bal­lot mea­sures on ev­ery­thing from rent con­trol to farm an­i­mal con­fine­ment and re­peal­ing last year’s gas tax.

This is how the state mea­sures fared:

Prop. 1: Bonds to fund hous­ing pro­grams and veterans’ loans

With more than 1.1 mil­lion votes or 62 per­cent of the vote, Cal­i­for­ni­ans voted to pass Prop. 1. This will au­tho­rize $4 bil­lion in general bonds to fund hous­ing-re­lated pro­grams, in­fra­struc­ture work and hous­ing loans for veterans. Those in sup­port said the propo­si­tion would add about 50,000 new low-cost homes to the hous­ing mar­ket.

Prop. 2: Uti­lize men­tal health funds for low­in­come hous­ing

This mea­sure was ap­proved, 68 to 32 per­cent, al­low­ing the state to place $2 bil­lion in bonds for the con­struc­tion of homes for home­less in­di­vid­u­als fac­ing men­tal ill­nesses. Ini­tially, money for the bonds was ap­proved to cover men­tal health ser­vices rather than hous­ing.

Prop. 3: Bonds for safe drink­ing wa­ter and in­fra­struc­ture

The mea­sure was re­jected by less than 3 per­cent­age points, which called for bor­row­ing $8.87 bil­lion for state wa­ter in­fra­struc­ture. Op­po­nents said this would not pro­duce new, us­able wa­ter and would dou­ble re­pay­ment to bond­hold­ers.

Prop. 4: Bonds for chil­dren’s hos­pi­tals

With 68 per­cent of the vote, vot­ers ap­peared to have ap­proved $1.5 bil­lion in bonds to build, im­prove and equip el­i­gi­ble chil­dren’s hos­pi­tals, some pri­vate non­profit hos­pi­tals and clin­ics.

Prop. 5: Prop­erty tax trans­fer ini­tia­tive

Prop. 5 was re­jected, 61 to 39, which would have amended Prop. 13. This step would have al­lowed those 55 and older or dis­abled to trans­fer prop­erty tax as­sess­ment rates to new homes.

Prop. 6: Re­peal­ing the gas tax

With a 60 to 40 tally, vot­ers said “no” to Prop. 6, the most talked-about mea­sure on the bal­lot. If passed, this would have re­pealed fuel tax in­creases of 12 cents per gal­lon and ve­hi­cle fees that were en­acted last year. Prop. 6 would have re­duced the state’s tax rev­enues by about $2.9 bil­lion by 2019, ac­cord­ing to es­ti­mates on the mea­sure.

Prop. 7: Change day­light sav­ing time pe­riod

Vot­ers ap­proved the mea­sure to al­low the state Leg­is­la­ture to de­cide how to set Cal­i­for­nia’s time, which re­pealed a 1949 propo­si­tion that es­tab­lished Day­light Sav­ing Time. The vote was 60 to 40.

Prop. 8: Reg­u­lat­ing rev­enue for dial­y­sis clin­ics

With 60 per­cent of the vote, Cal­i­for­ni­ans said “no” to reg­u­lat­ing the amounts out­pa­tient kid­ney dial­y­sis clin­ics charge for treat­ment. If passed, it would have re­quired clin­ics to is­sue re­funds to pa­tients for rev­enue above 115 per­cent of costs of di­rect care and health care im­prove­ments.

Prop. 10: Al­low­ing lo­cal gov­ern­ments to adopt rent con­trol

Vot­ers re­jected Prop. 10, 53 to 47, which keeps the Costa-Hawkins Rental Hous­ing Act in place and con­tin­ues to pro­hibit coun­ties and cities from en­act­ing rent con­trol on rental hous­ing. Sup­port­ers said it was needed to im­prove the state’s is­sue of high-ris­ing rents, while op­po­nents said it would worsen the cri­sis and the fu­ture of rental sup­ply.

Prop. 11: Am­bu­lance em­ploy­ees paid on-call breaks

At 60 per­cent, vot­ers ap­proved Prop. 11. This means pri­vate am­bu­lance com­pa­nies will re­quire work­ers to re­main on-call dur­ing breaks paid at their reg­u­lar rate and re­quire ad­di­tional train­ing for EMTs and paramedics.

Prop. 12: Farm an­i­mal con­fine­ment ini­tia­tive

Cal­i­for­ni­ans said “yes” to ban­ning the sale of meat and eggs when the an­i­mals are con­fined to places below min­i­mum square footage re­quire­ments. The mea­sure will ap­ply not only to Cal­i­for­nia but out-of-state pro­duc­ers as well. The mea­sure gar­nered 70 per­cent of the vote.

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