California ballot initiatives

READER’S EDITORIAL: NO ON PROPOSITION 23, BIG OIL’S BALLOT MEASURE

 

 

By Alan Ball, Chair
Sustainability Alliance of Southern California

 

July 28, 2010 (San Diego) -- I urge a NO vote on PROPOSITION 23.

 

As Chair of the Sustainability Alliance of Southern California, a community based non-profit committed to a sustainable future, I am convinced that we must not abandon the course that has been agreed to protect our health as well as those who will be following us.

GOVERNOR SEEKS TO POSTPONE COSTLY WATER BOND INITIATIVE UNTIL 2012

By Miriam Raftery

Photos courtesy of Helix Water District

 

July 3, 2010 (Sacramento) – Due to the state budget deficit, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger this week announced his intent to ask the Legislature to postpone Proposition 18, the $11.4 million water bond measure that qualified for the November 2010 ballot, until November 2012. Postponement would require a two-thirds vote of both the Assembly and Senate. 

 

The measure faced mounting opposition from consumer, environmental and labor groups, with even many supporters urging revision or postponement amid the current economic situation.

2 SPECIAL INTEREST-BACKED BALLOT MEASURES, PROPS 16 AND 17, LOSE

PROP 14, “OPEN” PRIMARY MEASURE, MAY FACE CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGES
 

By Miriam Raftery

June 9, 2010 (Sacramento) – Two ballot measures heavily backed by powerful utility and insurance industry money failed to win approval from voters. By narrow margins, Proposition 16 and 17 were defeated.  A third controversial measure, which would eliminate party primary elections, won passage by voters but may face legal challenges in court.