The Cal Cities Board of Directors met on July 14 in Garden Grove and took action on two ballot measures that have qualified for the November ballot. The Board voted to oppose Proposition 27, the California Legalize Sports Betting and Revenue for Homelessness Prevention Fund. The Board also voted to take a neutral position on Proposition 26, the California Sports Wagering Regulation and Unlawful Enforcement Act.
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 1 secured $4 billion in funding to provide military veterans a place to call home. Proposition 1 will help to address the housing crisis in California. The housing funding from Proposition 1 expected to create 137,000 jobs and pump $23.4 billion into California’s economy.
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.