Over the years, the League of California Cities has engaged in ballot measure advocacy to successfully defend local control and protect local funds from state raids and borrowing. These successful campaigns began with the 2004 passage of Proposition 1A and has continued with the recent 2018 defeat of Proposition 6.
Yes on Proposition 2 (2018)
APPROVED WITH A 63% MAJORITY
Proposition 2, known as the No Place Like Home Act, dedicated funding to directly address the issue of homelessness in California cities. Proposition 2 allows for the issuance of up to $2 billion in bonds to fund housing for those with mental illness who are homeless.
Yes on Proposition 1 (2018)
SUPPORTED BY OVER 56% OF VOTERS
Proposition 1 secured $4 billion in funding to provide military veterans a place to call home. Prop. 1 will help to address the housing crisis in California. The housing funding from Prop. 1 is expected to create 137,000 jobs and pump $23.4 billion into California’s economy.
No on Proposition 6 (2018)
DEFEATED BY OVER 56% OF VOTERS
With the defeat of Proposition 6, Californians chose to preserve $5.2 billion dollars a year in transportation and transit infrastructure funding. The dangerous effort to pass Proposition 6 was a direct attack on cities and would have eliminated funding for more than 6,500 bridge and road safety, transportation and public transit improvement projects underway throughout California.
Proposition 22 (2010)
APPROVED BY 60.7% OF VOTERS
As a result of the passage, local governments have been able to pay for infrastructure investment, create local jobs and avoid devastating cuts in our communities.
No on 98 Yes on 99 (2008)
SUPPORTED BY 61% OF VOTERS
Given the hidden agendas within Prop 98, our message was not always an easy one to communicate to the electorate. With the help of CitiPAC funds, the No on 98/ Yes on 99 campaign was able to educate voters on the important differences between both measures. As a result, important eminent domain reforms were enacted and both land use decision making and rent control were preserved within our communities.
No on Proposition 90 (2006)
DEFEATED BY OVER 52% OF VOTERS
Proposition 90 would have placed economic penalties on cities enacting rent control measures. The measure would have also enacted unreasonable restrictions on local government’s ability to use eminent domain.
Proposition 1A (2004)
PASSED WITH 83.7% OF THE VOTE
As a result of the passage of Prop 1A, local government revenues that otherwise would have been raided by the state legislature were kept in local coffers. This resulted in increased funding for public safety, health, libraries, parks and other locally delivered services.