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Standing up for planning has never been so important! In California, a number of statewide measures have direct impact on our planning practice and planning-related policy outcomes. APA Los Angeles is not taking a position on these measures, but we encourage everyone to get out and vote on November 6th!
LA County Measure W would fund stormwater capture and water quality improvement projects by imposing a 2.5 cent tax on each square foot of impermeable area on a property. It is expected to raise an estimated $300 million annually.
Proposition 1 authorizes $4 billion in bonds to fund affordable housing for low-income families, farmworkers, and veterans.
Proposition 2 authorizes $2 billion in bond funding to provide supportive housing homeless Californians with mental illness. Allows the state to use existing county mental health funds to repay bonds.
Proposition 3 authorizes an $8.9 billion bond to fund water infrastructure, safe drinking water, watershed restoration, fish and wildlife habitat conservation, and infrastructure repair.
Proposition 5 would expand Prop 13 (1978) by allowing homeowners older than 55 to take their existing property tax rates to a new home they buy.
Proposition 6 would overturn the 2017 increase in gas taxes and vehicle fees that fund transit improvements and road maintenance, and require any future gas tax increase to be approved directly by voters. The ongoing revenue reduction is estimated at $5.1 billion.
Proposition 10 would make it possible for California cities to strengthen rent control by repealing the 1993 Costa-Hawkins Act, which restricts cities and counties’ authority to expand or amend rent control laws. Depending on actions by local communities, its fiscal and policy impacts will vary.