November 6, 2018 General Election
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November 6, 2018 General Election!
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The Advocacy arm of the LWV makes the recommendations on state and local ballot measures. After careful study and analysis, the League of Women Voters of California and the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto offer these recommendations.
Once we have studied an issue and taken a position, we take action and advocate for or against particular policies or laws related to that issue. If we do not have a studied position on an issue, we will not make a recommendation.
The League of Women Voters of Palo Alto have recommendations on local Measure E and Measure Z our November 6, 2018 Palo Alto ballot:
LWV Palo Alto supports these two City of Palo Alto propositions:
✅YES on E Transient Occupancy Tax would increase the hotel tax from 14% to 15.5% to generate money for the city's general fund, without taxing residents, to help complete projects such as the new public safety building and other municipal needs. LWV supports maintenance of city services at the highest level possible. Simple majority needed.
✅YES on Z School Bonds ($460 million), to continue upgrade started in 2008, including multi-purpose rooms, classrooms, auditoriums at Gunn and Paly, and the Paly Tower. LWVC consistently supports funding public education facilities to ensure a quality public education, essential to a democracy. 55% majority vote needed.
The League of Women Voters of California have recommendations about seven of the eleven Propositions on our November 6, 2018 state ballot:
LWV California's position on these 7 ballot measures:
✅YES on Prop 1 - Veterans & Affordable Housing
✅YES on Prop 2 - Homeless Housing Bond
❌NO on Prop 3 - H2O Bond
❌NO on Prop 4 - Children's Hospital Bond
❌NO on Prop 5 - Property Tax
❌NO on Prop 6 - Gas Tax Repeal
✅YES on Prop 10 - Local Option for Rent Control
Read more on the ballot recommendations and why here on LWVC's webpage.
Because League positions do not cover the issues in the following measures, the LWVC is taking no stand on:
Prop 7 (Daylight Savings Time), Prop 8 (Dialysis), Prop 11 (Ambulance Drivers), and Prop 12 (Farm Animals). Prop 9 was removed from the ballot.
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