PROPOSITIONS

California's Total State and Local Debt is $1.326 Trillion dollars.

With a population of 39 million that is $33,000.00 per person.

California cannot afford to borrow anymore money. 

See who is funding these Ballot Measures: Campaign Finance Activity for Propositions and Ballot Measures

See the Fiscal Impact and Analysis Legislative Analyst Office: Propositions

Enjoy my Slide Share "Invidious Discrimination" - We have a State Government that punishes us every day. They deny our children the funding we are entitled to so that we can have school facilities that are fit for our children to attend. The State intentionally underfunds only "wealthy" suburban school districts. They use the Public Education system to promote political agendas and redistribute wealth. As a result- under this Governor and Legislature the California public education system has gone from #1 in the World to 46th in our nation.

THINGS MUST CHANGE!

Vote NO

PROP 1

AUTHORIZES BONDS TO FUND SPECIFIED HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS. LEGISLATIVE STATUTE

Text of Proposed Law

They say this is for is to provide low-income housing for veterans- but only 1/4 of the money is earmarked veterans, the rest is low-income housing in general. The money ends up in the General Fund by 2020 if it is not used as earmarked.

Vote NO- no more debt for taxpayers that will end up in the General Fund

Bond: $4 billion

Payment: $170 million/year

Time: 35 years

CAMPAIGN FINANCE

Yes on Prop 1

All from San Francisco

AFFORDABLE HOUSING NOW

CALIFORNIA HOMELESS AND HOUSING COALITION 

A HOME FOR EVERYONE

EAST BAY HOUSING ORGANIZATIONS

NO on Prop 1

None 

 

Vote NO

PROP 2

AUTHORIZES BONDS TO FUND EXISTING HOUSING PROGRAM FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS. LEGISLATIVE STATUTE

Text of Proposed Law 

The measure allows the state to implement "No Place Like Home" by using up to $140 million per year in Mental Health Services Act Funds to pay for $2 billion in Bonds to fund the new program.

Mental Health Services Act.

In 2004, California voters approved Proposition 63, also known as the Mental Health Services Act. The act provides funding for various county mental health services by increasing the income tax paid by those with income above $1 million. This income tax increase raises $1.5 billion to $2.5 billion per year in revenue.

No Place Like Home Program.

In 2016, the Legislature created the No Place Like Home program to build and rehabilitate housing for those with mental illness who are homeless or atrisk of becoming homeless. The state plans to pay for this housing by borrowing up to $2 billion. The state would borrow this money by selling bonds, which would be repaid with interest over about 30 years using revenues from the Mental Health Services Act. This means less funding would be available for other county mental health services. No more than $140 million of Mental Health Services Act funds could be used for No Place Like Home in any year. The bond payments would be around $120 million in a typical year.

Vote NO- no more debt for taxpayers that will end up in the General Fund

Bond: 24 billion

Payment: $120 million/year

Time: Not specified.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE

YES on Prop 2

All from San Francisco

AFFORDABLE HOUSING NOW

A HOME FOR EVERYONE, YES ON PROPS 1 AND 2

CALIFORNIA HOMELESS AND HOUSING COALITION 

EAST BAY HOUSING ORGANIZATIONS

NO on Prop 2

None

  

Vote NO

PROP 3

AUTHORIZES BONDS TO FUND PROJECTS FOR WATER SUPPLY AND QUALITY, WATERSHED, FISH, WILDLIFE, WATER CONVEYANCE, AND GROUNDWATER SUSTAINABILITY AND STORAGE. INITIATIVE STATUTE.

A YES vote on this measure means: The state could sell $8.9 billion in general obligation bonds to fund various water and environmental projects.

Bond: $8.9 billion

Payment: $430 million/year

Time: 40 years

CAMPAIGN FINANCE

YES on Prop 3

AGRICULTURAL AND DAIRY COMMUNITY

CALIFORNIANS FOR SAFE DRINKING WATER

CALIFORNIA WATERFOWL ASSOCIATION

AMERICAN PISTACHIO GROWERS 

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WATER ASSOCIATION FOR A WATER BOND 

NO on Prop 3

None

 

 

Vote NO

PROP 4 

AUTHORIZES BONDS FUNDING CONSTRUCTION AT HOSPITALS PROVIDING CHILDREN’S HEALTH CARE. INITIATIVE STATUTE.

Text of Proposed Law

A YES vote on this measure means: The state could sell $1.5 billion in general obligation bonds for the construction, expansion, renovation, and equipping of certain hospitals that treat children.

Bond: $1.5 billion

Payment: $80 million/ year

Time: 35 years

CAMPAIGN FINANCE

YES on Prop 4

YES 4 CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS, YES ON PROPOSITION aka The CA Democrat Party

NO on Prop 4

None

 

Vote YES

PROP 5 

CHANGES REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN PROPERTY OWNERS TO TRANSFER THEIR PROPERTY TAX BASE TO REPLACEMENT PROPERTY. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE

Text of Proposed Law

A YES vote on this measure means: All homeowners who are over 55 (or who meet other qualifications) would be eligible for property tax savings when they move to a different home.

This will allow older homeowners to down size without having large tax consequences. This would free up housing for families. 

CAMPAIGN FINANCE

YES on Prop 5

YES ON 5 COMMITTEE, SPONSORED BY THE CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

NO on Prop 5

All Public Employee Unions

NO ON PROP 5, SPONSORED BY EDUCATORS, PUBLIC SAFETY, HEALTH CARE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS

MILLION VOTER PROJECT ACTION FUND, NO ON 5 YES ON 10, SPONSORED BY SOCIAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS

MILLION VOTER PROJECT ACTION FUND, NO ON 5, SPONSORED BY SOCIAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS

EAST BAY HOUSING ORGANIZATIONS (NON PROFIT 501C3) - YES ON PROPS 1, 2 & 10 & NO ON PROP 5

 

Vote YES

To Repeal the Gas Tax

Save the average family $800 per year in additional gas tax by voting YES to Repeal the Gas Tax.

Prop 6 

ELIMINATES CERTAIN ROAD REPAIR AND TRANSPORTATION FUNDING. REQUIRES CERTAIN FUEL TAXES AND VEHICLE FEES BE APPROVED BY THE ELECTORATE. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.

Text of Proposed Law

This was worded poorly with the intent to confuse voters- 

Vote YES on Prop 6

CAMPAIGN FINANCE

YES on Prop 6

VOTE YES ON PROP 6, COMMITTEE MAJOR FUNDING FROM HOWARD JARVIS TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION

YES ON PROP 6, REPEAL THE GAS TAX

REFORM CALIFORNIA - YES ON 6

VOTER PROTECTION ALLIANCE, YES ON 6

NO on Prop 6

All Public Employee Unions

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION (NON-PROFIT 501 (C) (6)), NO ON PROP 6: STOP THE ATTACK ON BRIDGE & ROAD SAFETY

ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS ISSUES PAC, VOTE NO ON PROP 6

ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF CALIFORNIA, INC. (NONPROFIT 501 (C) (6) ) NO ON PROP 6

NO ON PROP 6: STOP THE ATTACK ON BRIDGE & ROAD SAFETY, SPONSORED BY BUSINESS, LABOR, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND TRANSPORTATION ADVOCATES

AMERICAN COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING COMPANIES, NO ON PROP 6 (NONPROFIT 501(C)(6))

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS' ASSOCIATION PAC - ISSUES

TRANSFORMCA COMMITTEE FOR SUSTAINABLE, EQUITABLE TRANSPORTATION FUNDING TO OPPOSE PROPOSITION 6

LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES (NONPROFIT (IRC 115) - NON-PUBLIC FUNDS

Neutral

PROP 7

CONFORMS CALIFORNIA DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME TO FEDERAL LAW. ALLOWS LEGISLATURE TO CHANGE DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME PERIOD. LEGISLATIVE STATUTE.

Text of Proposed Law 

A YES vote on this measure means: The Legislature, with a two-thirds vote, could change daylight saving time if the change is allowed by the federal government. Absent any legislative change, California would maintain its current daylight saving time period (early March to early November).

NO vote on this measure means: California would maintain its current daylight saving time period.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE   

Yes on Prop 7

None

NO on Prop 7

None 

Vote NO

PROP 8 

REGULATES AMOUNTS OUTPATIENT KIDNEY DIALYSIS CLINICS CHARGE FOR DIALYSIS TREATMENT. INITIATIVE STATUTE.

Text of Proposed Law

A YES vote on this measure means: Kidney dialysis clinics would have their revenues limited by a formula and could be required to pay rebates to certain parties (primarily health insurance companies) that pay for dialysis treatment.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE

Yes on Prop 8

Service Employee Union wants to organize dialysis clinic workers

SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION, UNITED HEALTHCARE WORKERS WEST (NONPROFIT 501 (C)(5)) - YES ON 8 - CALIFORNIANS FOR KIDNEY DIALYSIS PATIENT PROTECTION

YES ON 8 - CALIFORNIANS FOR KIDNEY DIALYSIS PATIENT PROTECTION, SPONSORED BY SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION - UNITED HEALTHCARE WORKERS WEST 

NO on Prop 7

The Dialysis Industry

NO ON PROPOSITION 8: STOP THE DANGEROUS DIALYSIS PROPOSITION, SPONSORED BY THE CALIFORNIA DIALYSIS COUNCIL

Removed from the Ballot by the CA Supreme Court

PROP 9

Measure to split California into three states.

Vote NO

PROP 10

EXPANDS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS’ AUTHORITY TO ENACT RENT CONTROL ON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY. INITIATIVE STATUTE.

Text of Proposed Law

A YES vote on this measure means: State law would not limit the kinds of rent control laws cities and counties could have.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE

Yes on Prop 10

YES ON 10 - A COALITION OF TEACHERS, NURSES, SENIORS AND RENTERS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING, SPONSORED BY AIDS HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION AND ACCE ACTION

MAKE HOUSING AFFORDABLE - YES ON PROP. 10, A COALITION OF COMMUNITY GROUPS, RENTERS, UNIONS, SMALL LANDLORDS AND HOMEOWNERS

MILLION VOTER PROJECT ACTION FUND, NO ON 5 YES ON 10, SPONSORED BY SOCIAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS

OPEN SOCIETY POLICY CENTER (NON-PROFIT 501(C)(4) - YES ON 10)

EAST BAY HOUSING ORGANIZATIONS (NON PROFIT 501C3) - YES ON PROPS 1, 2 & 10 & NO ON PROP 5

NO on Prop 10

NO ON PROP 10; CALIFORNIANS FOR RESPONSIBLE HOUSING, A COALTION OF VETERANS, SENIORS, AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROVIDERS, SOCIAL JUSTICE GROUPS, TAXPAYER ASSOCIATIONS, AND LABOR; SPONSORED BY THE CALIFORNIA

NO ON PROP 10 - A FLAWED INITIATIVE THAT WILL MAKE THE HOUSING CRISIS WORSE A COALITION OF HOUSING ADVOCATES, RENTERS, LARGE AND SMALL BUSINESSES, TAXPAYER GROUPS, AND VETERANS

CALIFORNIANS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING, NO ON PROPOSITION 10, SPONSORED BY THE CALIFORNIA RENTAL HOUSING ASSOCIATION

CALIFORNIA RENTAL HOUSING ASSOCIATION, NO ON PROP 10 (NONPROFIT 501(C)(6))

ISSUES PAC OF APARTMENT ASSOCIATION OF GREATER LOS ANGELES - NO ON 10

SB HOUSING PROVIDERS AGAINST PROPOSITION 10, SPONSORED BY SANTA BARBARA RENTAL PROPERTY ASSN ISSUES PAC

ORANGE COUNTY PROPERTY RIGHTS PAC, SPONSORED BY APARTMENT ASSOCIATION OF ORANGE COUNTY

 

Vote YES

PROP 11

REQUIRES PRIVATE-SECTOR EMERGENCY AMBULANCE EMPLOYEES TO REMAIN ON-CALL DURING WORK BREAKS. ELIMINATES CERTAIN EMPLOYER LIABILITY. INITIATIVE STATUTE.

Text of Proposed Law

A YES vote on Prop. 11 establishes into law the longstanding industry practice of paying emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics to remain reachable during their work breaks in case of an emergency—just like firefighters and police officers.

Prop. 11 is needed because a recent California court ruling could stop this longstanding practice and require EMTs and paramedics to be completely unreachable while on break. This means if the closest ambulance to your emergency is on break when you call for help, 911 dispatchers would have NO WAY to reach the ambulance crew because all communications devices would be turned OFF. Prop. 11 ensures your 911 emergency care is not delayed.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE   

Yes on Prop 11

YES ON 11 - CALIFORNIANS FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND SAFETY, COMMITTEE MAJOR FUNDING FROM AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE (AMR)

NO on Prop 11

None 

 

 

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The most confusing ballot measure of all time. Both sides appear to be financially motivated and it is impossible to tell who really cares about the animals. 

PROP 12 

ESTABLISHES NEW STANDARDS FOR CONFINEMENT OF SPECIFIED FARM ANIMALS; BANS SALE OF NONCOMPLYING PRODUCTS. INITIATIVE STATUTE.

Text of Proposed Law

A YES vote on this measure means: There would be new minimum requirements on farmers to provide more space for egg-laying hens, breeding pigs, and calves raised for veal. California businesses would be banned from selling eggs or uncooked pork or veal that came from animals housed in ways that did not meet these requirements.

A NO vote on this measure means: Current minimum space requirements for confining egg-laying hens, pregnant pigs, and calves raised for veal would continue to apply. Current ban on businesses in California selling eggs not meeting these space requirements for hens would remain in effect.

In 2008, the Humane Society developed a ballot initiative, titled Proposition 2, to ban the confinement of pregnant pigs, calves raised for veal, and egg-laying hens in a manner that did not allow them to turn around freely, lie down, stand up, and fully extend their limbs. Proposition 2 did not provide specific square feet when defining prohibited confinement. Rather, the size restrictions were based on animal behavior.

Proposition 12 of 2018, unlike Proposition 2, would ban the sale of meat and eggs from calves raised for veal, breeding pigs, and egg-laying hens confined in areas below a specific number of square feet. The size restrictions based on animal behavior would be repealed and replaced. Beginning in 2020, the proposal would ban:

  • whole veal meat from a calf (young domestic cow) that was confined in an area with less than 43 square feet of usable floor space per calf;
  • whole pork meat from a breeding pig or the immediate offspring of a breeding pig that was confined in an area with less than 24 square feet of usable floor space per pig; and
  • shell eggs and liquid eggs from an egg-laying hen (chicken, turkey, duck, goose, or guinea fowl) that was confined in an area with less than 1 square foot of usable floor space per hen.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE   

Yes on Prop 11

YES ON PROP 12: PREVENT CRUELTY CALIFORNIA, A HUMANE SOCIETY COMMITTEE     

ANIMAL EQUALITY NONPROFIT 501(C)(3), A COMMITTEE IN SUPPORT OF CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 12

HUMANE SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE FUND YES ON PROPOSITION 12 (NONPROFIT 501(C)(4))

ABC News

Prevent Cruelty California, The Humane Society of the United States, San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SFSPCA), Marin Humane Society, Sierra Club California, The Center For Food Safety, California Democratic Party, more than 100 family famers, & more than 600 California veterinarians and vet clinics.

NO on Prop 11

CALIFORNIANS AGAINST CRUELTY, CAGES AND FRAUD -- NO ON PROP 12 -- SPONSORED BY HUMANE FARMING ACTION FUND

ABC News

Association of California Egg Farmers & National Pork Producers Council.

3 animal rights organizations: The Humane Farming Association, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and Friends of Animals also oppose it. They accuse the Humane Society of colluding with the United Egg Producers.*

 

STATE OFFICES

California has had a Supermajority of Democrats for far to long. The direction of the State under Democratic Legislators has been oppressive and abusive to taxpayers. I disagree with the the following:

Sanctuary States and Cities which gives rights and privileges to people who are not legally entitled to be in our country, and does so at great expense to legal residents.

Opening the Prisons Props 47 and 57 and AB109 have let all the criminals out of California jails and into our neighborhoods.

Limiting Law Enforcement Powers  

Enabling Homeless Population

Medicare for all - fiscally impossible, but he will bankrupt the State trying.

We need to restore the Rule of Law

UNITED STATES SENATOR UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE 49th District   UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE 36th District 

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Candidates

Deserve My Vote! 

Kevin de Leon (Democrat)

Diane Feinstein (Democrat)

I cannot Vote for either of these candidates. Kevin de Leon as a currently sitting Senator from Downtown LA and East LA has shown that he only represents people who have entered our country illegally. He never stands for the rights of legal citizens and has done nothing but burden taxpayers.

After Diane Feinsteins role in the Bret Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination I cannot in good faith vote for her either. 

Vote Yes 

Diane L.

Harkey

Senator 49th

Mike Levin (Democrat)

Diane L. Harkey  (Republican)

Mike Levin wants to bring "California Values" to Washington. I am working to change "California Values" So it is a no on environmental attorney Mike Levin.

While I would not actively support Diane Harkey, because I have found the long term Republican Candidates in California to be ineffective and non-responsive to voters needs, I feel that we need to have the House of Representatives remain in Republican hands so that President Trump can finish his work restoring America's economy and creating more jobs for everyone.

 

Vote Yes  

Patricia Bates

Senator 36th

Marggie Castelland  (Democrat)

Patricia c. "Pat" Bates (Republican)

While I would not actively support Patricia Bates whom I feel has been in California office far to long and has been very unproductive representing our area which has been facing issues like the San Onofre nuclear power plant waste disposal and a Toll Road that is planning to cut San Clemente in half destroying many homes and businesses... 

I feel that we need to have the House of Representatives remain in Republican hands so that President Trump can finish his work restoring America's economy and creating more jobs for everyone.

 
GOVERNOR  LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR  SECRETARY OF STATE 

Vote Yes 

John Cox

Governor

John Cox (Republican)

Gavin Newsom (Democrat) 

Gavin Newsom did not even write a candidate statement. Will he bother to show up for work? Very disrespectful to the voters.

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These

Candidates

Deserve My

Vote! 

 

Eleni Kounalakis  (Democrat) 

Ed Hernandez (Democrat) 

I want the State to go in a new direction - we have had a Democrat Supermajority for to long

 

 Vote Yes 

Mark

P. Meuser

Secretary of State 

Alex Padilla  (Democrat) 

Mark P. Meuser  (Republican) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTROLLER  TREASURER  

 Vote Yes  

Konstantinos

Roditis

Controller 

Betty T. Yee (Democrat) 

Konstantinos Roditis (Republican) 

 Vote Yes   

Greg Conion

Treasurer

Fiona Ma (Democrat) 

Greg Conion (Republican) 

  Vote Yes   

Steven Bailey

Attorney General 

Steven Bailey (Republican) 

Xavier Becerra (Democrat) 

Xavier Becerra is our current attorney General. After seeing the Balott Titles and Summaries (Especially Prop 6 the Gas Tax Repeal) I cannot support him. He is intentionally trying to deceive and confuse the Public. In addition he has spent millions of taxpayer dollars suing our current President.Waste of Taxpayer dollars.

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER CALIFORNIA BOARD OF EQUALIZATION District 1 CALIFORNIA BOARD OF EQUALIZATION District 2

 Vote Yes   

Steve Poizner

Insurance Commissioner

Ricardo "Cow Fart" Lara (Democrat) 

Steve Poizner (Republican) 

Ricardo Lara, current State Senator representing Long Beach and portions of the Gateway Cities has brought California some of the most ridicules legislation ever. He actually put forth a bill to regulate methane gas from cows... "Cow Fart" Lara. He does not belong in any office.

Steve Poizner was Insurance Commissioner under Arnold Schwarzenegger- he knows the position well and would be a far better choice for Insurance Commissioner.

  Vote Yes

 Ted Gaines

Board of Equalization

Ted Gaines (Republican) 

Tom Hallinan (Democrat) 

Endorsed by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

 Vote Yes

 Mark Burns

Board of Equalization

Malia Cohen (Democrat) 

Mark Burns (Republican) 

Endorsed by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

CALIFORNIA BOARD OF EQUALIZATION District 2 CALIFORNIA BOARD OF EQUALIZATION District 2 SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

  Vote Yes

 Rick G

Marshall

Board of Equalization

Tony Vazquez (Democrat) 

G. Rick Marshall (Republican)

Tony Vazquez did not even bother to write a candidates statement- No to his election 

 

   Vote Yes

 Joel Anderson

Board of Equalization

Mike Schaefer (Democrat) 

Joel Anderson (Republican) 

Mike Schaefer endorses the Howard Jarvis Tax Payers Association dor protecting taxpayers from unfair increases in taxes, but the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is endorsing his opponent Joel Anderson.

  Vote Yes

Marshall Tuck

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Tony K. Thurmond

Marshall Tuck 

California has had a "Union backed" Superintendent for three decades and it has not worked out well for California students. Marshall Tuck. Marshall Tuck, working with LA Mayor Antonio Villiarigosa  was founding CEO of the nonprofit Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, Tuck significantly improved educational outcomes at 15 struggling elementary, middle and high schools that served approximately 15,000 students. Their “Parent College” became a statewide model for getting parents more involved in their kids’ education.

We need a Candidate that will work to serve students - not adults.

 

LOCAL OFFICES

 

 DISTRICT ATTORNEY

SHERIFF-CORONER  

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TONY RACKAUSKAS

TODD SPITZER

Tony Rackauskas, our current District Attorney is completely ineffective. 

Orange County California has endured decades of corruption in all levels of government. It is the District Attorney that must stop local corruption however, here in Orange County the District Attorney’s office is part of the misconduct.

Though investigations have been conducted at local, state and federal levels, none have led to steps to curb the chronic, systemic misconduct. We need to reform our DAs' office. As a member of the Public, my confidence in this office to protect the public and ensure that that Orange County's laws are upheld has been completely eroded with Tony Rackaucksas as OCDA.

Unfortunately Todd Spitzer will be no better than his mentor.

As a current member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors I have watched Todd Spitzer perpetuate a fraud upon the public by allowing a Toll Road to be built ON Tesoro High School property in unincorporated Mission Viejo. He has knowingly and intentionally placed the health and safety of 3500 staff and students at risk, and has acted with callous disregard for the health and safety of Tesoro Staff and students. He is not the right man to enforce Orange County laws. I in fact believe that the County of Board of Supervisors have committed illegal acts by their conduct in the construction of the 241 Toll Road at Oso.

This is my letter to the Judge that is presiding over these cases. 

This is my letter to the California State Water Resource Board- Office of Enforcement.

How is it possible to build a Toll Road on a "Sensitive Receptor"?

I cannot support a man that would do this to children. 

 

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Duke Nguyen

Don Barnes

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICTS

As a strong and very knowledgable advocate for taxpayers and students within the Capistrano Unified School District I understand how current policies have taken California's public education system from number one in the world to 46th in the United States. We need new leadership in all areas of education. We need to clean out our school boards at every level. I can no longer support any incumbent educational Board member. Most are Union backed and have long forgotten their fiduciary duty to students and taxpayers. 

GOVERNING BOARD

AREA 2

   

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CITY OF SAN CLEMENTE

There are THREE seats open - so you can vote for up to three candidates. If you are not passionate about three then only vote for who you truly believe in otherwise you dilte your vote.
CITY COUNCIL CITY COUNCIL CITY COUNCIL

Vote Yes 

Laura

Ferguson

San Clemente

City Council

 

CUSDWatch endorses Laura Ferguson for San Clemente City Council.

Dear Fellow San Clemente Residents-

I want to share my support for Laura Ferguson for San Clemente City Council.

I have had the pleasure to meet and work with her on local educational issues.

She was Public Informations officer for the City of San Clemente for 18 years. She is very knowledgable about all of the issues that currently face our beautiful city- Nuclear Waste Disposal- Toll Road- Homeless- legal fees and our poor business climate.

She was able to save Talega residents $23 million in over collection of Mello Roos tax payers saving Talega residents $60 million in taxes over time. And, she did that without a law suit. She won through tough negotiation and the Truth.

I have great respect and admiration for Laura, and know she would serve EVERY Person in San Clemente equally.

Put ethics back in our politics.

Dawn Urbanek 

PS- I hope you will take some time to get to know Laura!

Vote Yes  

Gene

James

San Clemente

City Council

 

I think San Clemente would benefit from a security expert and a military veteran.

Letter to the Editor San Clemente Times 

April 19, 2018

Gene James, San Clemente

British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli once remarked, “I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?” It is a leadership quote that is unfortunately lost on the lackluster San Clemente City Council.

There are so many issues in which our Council members are conspicuous by their absence on issues ranging from the county dumping vagrants into our great city to the growing problem of quality-of-life crime to taking a position on the Sanctuary State issue. Leadership is not a quality I have observed on this Council.

All of this with a backdrop of grossly underfunding our police services. When challenged about the ever-increasing effect of crime in San Clemente, Council members move to their comfort zone; finger-pointing and blaming others, which in this case is the state, for AB 109, Prop 47 and Prop 57. These are reasons to harden our city as its targeted and should not be used as an excuse on why crime is increasing.

Galvanizing our beautiful city against quality-of-life crime seems to be a concept that is just a bridge too far for Council members to grasp. To protect our citizens, it is imperative our leaders develop a comprehensive crime-prevention and security plan to ensure not only the safety and security of our citizens but of our businesses, as well. The plan must include police services, prosecutors, concerned citizens and business owners. With the continued increase in drug rehab houses and the growing problem of nonresidents with drug and alcohol addictions, we will continue to face an unacceptable and preventable increase in nuisance crimes ranging from panhandling to menacing individuals intimidating our citizens to human waste and needles being deposited in our parks and on sidewalks. Not only does this Council ignore public safety issues, there seems to be a frightening level of unawareness as it relates to the potential of a public health crisis.

Gen. George Patton once remarked, “Lead me, follow me or get out of my way!” I implore this Council to lead us and focus on our safety and security.

I also love this!

"With a majority of ethical council members, we need to consider the replacement of the city manager and assistant city manager and merge the positions into one job with savings of $350,000 annually."

Remember the City of Bell? Well that is our City Attorney Best Best & Krieger no wonder legal fees have gone through the roof at San Clemente!

 

 

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CITY COUNCIL CITY COUNCIL  CITY COUNCIL

Dane Bane

Still Researching

 

I want to vote for Dane Bane because I think his legal skills would be an asset to San Clemente. I also like him personally and have found him to be very accessible and forthright.

My only issue is the Toll Road.

There have been four law suits filed-

The City of San Clemente

The Reserve which Dane Bane filed sought to overturn the Settlement Agreement which protects our State Park. Strongly disagree with this.

The Capistrano Unified School District and

a Civil Rights law suit filed by San Clemente residents.

I believe that there are property issues and the commission of fraud that should have been sufficient to have a court stop everything and sort out the property issues before the Oso Bridge and Oso Bridge Gap Closure project could be constructed. 

I now believe that all four law suits were not designed to STOP the illegal construction, but to delay while the Toll Road was constructed from Oso Bridge to Cow Camp Road. 

I fear that as qualified as Dan Bane is to be on City Council, he will not be an asset if he is in bed with the Ranch- the County- TCA- CalTRANS etc etc.

This is my letter to the Judge that is presiding over these cases. 

This is my letter to the California State Water Resource Board- Office of Enforcement.

How is it possible to build a Toll Road on a "Sensitive Receptor"?

Stop the Toll Road at Oso and I will vote for Dan Bane because I really like him.

Vote NO

Don Brown

Don Brown served 8 years on the San Clemente Planning Commission, 5 years on the Coastal Advisory Commission and the work has been difficult and slow. Development in San Clemente is painfully slow. 

I feel we need some new voices in our town.

Vote NO 

Wayne Eggleston

Wayne Eggleston was a former City Council member helped found Casa Romantic as a cultural center and garden and helped design the Marine Monument at Park Semper Fi.

I feel we need some new voices in our town.

CITY COUNCIL CITY COUNCIL   CITY COUNCIL

 Vote NO

Jackson Hinkle

Vote No

Jake Rybczyk 

 

Vote No 

Tiffany Joy Robson Leet

Tiffany showed up late to the party! I think her legal skills would be an asset, but she didn't give me confidence that she could hit the ground running and we need someone who can face all of the issues we are dealing with immediately.

Jackson Hinkle is a recent High School graduate (College?) and Jake is a 21 year old Saddleback student and self proclaimed community organizer. I am particularly impressed with Jackson. They are both very well spoken and have made efforts to research the issues. Jackson has actually gone to Washington to bring attention to our issue with the San Onofre nuclear waste disposal.

 

Despite my affection for these two boys- I don't feel they are ready to represent a town of 70,000+ people facing so many giant life changing issues. 

 

I look forward to seeing them in politics in ten years. 

CITY COUNCIL  CITY COUNCIL   CITY COUNCIL

Vote NO

Mikii Rathmann

I was considering voting for Mikii - she is very pro business and she has a lot of positive energy. However, she lost me when she started talking about walkability and "mobility" for North Beach. I am for responsible development. While I personally love the bike lane San Clemente created- It made no sense to have two additional bike lanes in the car traffic lanes in addition to the separated bike lane.  4 bike lanes and only 2 lanes for cars? I would like to get rid of all people who drank the "mobility" cool Aid.

Still Researching

Ed Ward

 

 

 

Vote NO

Bernie Wohlfarth 

Bernie, it turns out has made misrepresentations  about his education (the completion of his Theology degree) That may not seem like a big deal to some people, but it matters to me. 

In addition- Bernie was the only ADULT over 21 candidate that was not supported by the San Clemente Business Council. 

CITY COUNCIL     

Vote NO

Kathy Ward

I know, and I like Kathy personally. However, I cannot vote for an incumbent City Council person that Sat as a representative on the TCA and did not sound the alarm about the 241 years ago. The potential destruction to San Clemente for not stopping the Toll Road at Oso Parkway is destructive to the quality of life for every resident. 

 

 

 

MEASURE V CITY OF SAN CLEMENTE INITIATIVE FOR

ELECTION OF CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS BY DISTRICT aka

"DISTRICTING"

Vote No on "Districting"

After the 2010 teachers strike, the teachers union backed Measure H Trustees by Area. That is like redistricting. It makes one Trustee responsible for each area. This has turned out to be a big loss for taxpayers and students because it prevents people from voting in every Trustee election. As educated as I am about CUSD, I can only vote for one Trustee, and that vote is every 4 years. I want to be able to vote for every Trustee in every election. 

CUSD had three seats up for election and no one came forward even with a time extension. So the following Trustees will continue: Trustees Martha McNicholas, Judy Bullockus and Gila Jones.

June 20, 2018 CUSD BOT Meeting Agenda Item #52 RESOLUTION NO. 1718-53, RESOLUTION AND ORDER OF BIENNIAL TRUSTEE ELECTION SPECIFICATIONS OF THE ELECTION ORDER

Secondly, it makes it much less expensive for Unions to be able to buy seats. And that is what has happened. The teachers Union, in the last election bought Trustee seats for $60,000 a piece. It would have been much more expensive to campaign across the entire district for the same three seats.

I am voting NO.

People are encouraging voters to vote YES because there are law firms that are suing Cities if they do not have elections by area on the basis that there are minorities that have no representation. 

I would recommend the following-

San Clemente needs to become a Charter City so that we can have more autonomy from the State.

If Districting passes, I would recommend that we change our staggered elections to elections of every seat every 2, or 3 or 4 years. This would prevent, or at least make it more expensive for anyone to buy seats on our City Council. 

 

MEASURE W CITY OF SAN CLEMENTE INCREASE IN "HOTEL"

GUEST TAX

Vote No on the Hotel Tax

I am extremely concerned about "municipal tax overburden".

Under "Local Control" the State of California has retained our tax money while at the same time, passed State expenses down to the local level. They are allowing local entities to raise new revenue to pay for things that our State tax money should be paying. 

At some point the burden is to great. Why should we allow our current Governor and State legislature to keep our tax money and waste it on things like the "Bullet Train" or "New programs and entitlements for people who are not in this Country legally". We must rid ourselves of the current democratic super majority and use our tax money to make the quality of life for "Legal" residents better. 

The answer is not to continue to raise local taxes.