Your CAIR-Sacramento Valley/Central California (CAIR-SV/CC) team has put together a guide to local ballot measures in our regions. Here you will find information about each measure, what a “yes” or “no” vote entails, along with CAIR-SV/CC’s recommendations.

We hope this guide and the CAIR-CA 2020 Election Guide help you through the voting process! Please feel free to reach out to our office with further questions!

MEASURE D

EL MEDIO FIRE PROTECTION SUPPRESSION AND EMERGENCY – RESPONSE SERVICE

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“Measure D was placed on the ballot by the Board of Directors of the El Medio Fire Protection District (“District”). The measure would authorize the District to levy a special tax for emergency response and fire protection services to be used solely for providing fire suppression, prevention, rescue and emergency medical services within the District. The special tax would be levied on all taxable real property within the District each fiscal year beginning with fiscal year 2020‐2021, and each fiscal year thereafter, at flat rates based upon the use of each taxable parcel of real property as follows: $60.00 per parcel for single‐family residential parcels; $60.00 per parcel for mobile homes on separate parcels; $60.00 per dwelling unit for other residential parcels; $200.00 per parcel for commercial/industrial parcels; $50.00 per parcel for agricultural/vacant parcels for up to five acres and $10.00 for every five acres thereafter; and $75.00 per parcel for institutional/miscellaneous parcels.”

Two-thirds (2/3) vote needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES vote means you wish to enact the special tax.

A NO vote means you do not wish to enact the special tax.

MEASURE E

CHICO CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT – BASED ELECTIONS 

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“The City Council placed Measure E on the ballot to ask voters if the City Charter should be amended to change how council members are elected. In response to the threat of a lawsuit under the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) alleging at‐large representation was unlawful, the Chico City Council adopted district‐ based representation by Ordinance No. 2547 in February 2020, creating seven districts. This measure will bring the Chico City Charter into compliance with the CVRA.”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES is a vote on Measure E means the City’s charter will change from requiring an “at‐large” system with seven seats to a “by‐district” system with seven council member districts. The four odd numbered districts will be voted on every four years beginning the November 2020 ballot, with the other three districts voted on in November 2022.

A NO on this vote e on Measure E means the City charter will remain the same as an at‐large electoral system. The existing at‐large system was the reason for the Notice of CVRA Violation. If Measure B fails and a CVRA lawsuit is filed, a lawsuit could propose a remedy requiring the City to change to by‐district elections. The outcome of such a challenge would depend on many factors, some of which are unknown.

MEASURE G

CHICO CITY COUNCIL – ELIGIBILITY 

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“The City Council placed Measure G on the ballot to ask voters if the City Charter should be amended to lower the age of eligibility of candidates running for the City of Chico City Council From Twenty‐one (21) to eighteen (18) years of age. Currently, the Charter of the City of Chico section 403 requires “a candidate for the position of City Council must before the age of twenty‐one (21)years.” Under This Amendment, any person would be eligible to run for a council seat if he or she: 1. Resides In the City, for such period of time provided by state law; and 2. Is a qualified voter as defined by the Elections Code of the State of California.”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES is a vote that would permit individuals above the age of 18 to run for a seat on the City Council.

A NO on this vote maintains the age eligibility requirement to run for City Council at age twenty‐one (21).

Info from: https://clerk-recorder.buttecounty.net/elections/archives/eln45/presidential_general_voter_information_guide_10_5_2020.pdf

MEASURE N

HICKOK ROAD COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT – SPECIAL TAX

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“Shall an amendment to the bylaws of the Hickok Road Community Services District to increase the maximum annual Special Tax by $200 per parcel per year, such that the total Special Tax could increase from $200 to $400 per parcel per year, be adopted? The maximum resulting gain could increase from $12,400 to $24,800 per year. The increase would be in effect until amended or the board deems additional funds are no longer required to maintain, upgrade, or improve District roads.”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES vote means to increase the maximum annual Special Tax by $200 per parcel per year.

A NO vote means not to increase the maximum annual Special Tax by $200 per parcel per year.

MEASURE P

CAMERON PARK AIRPORT DISTRICT – SPECIAL TAX

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“Shall the measure increasing the Cameron Park Airport District annual special tax from $300 to $1,200 per parcel for an unlimited duration for airport maintenance, operations, and residential street maintenance, increasing current total annual revenue of $39,300 to $157,600 commencing fiscal year 2021/2022, be adopted?”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES vote means to increase the Cameron Park Airport District annual special tax from $300 to $1,200 per parcel.

A NO vote means not to increase the Cameron Park Airport District annual special tax from $300 to $1,200 per parcel.

MEASURE Q

MORTARA CIRCLE COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT – SPECIAL TAX

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – NO

“Shall the measure providing for an annual special tax of $600.00 on each parcel of real property for an unlimited duration be levied within the Mortara Circle Community Services District, which would be an increase to the current special tax of $350.00 per year, to be used only for road improvement and maintenance services and generating an annual revenue of $18,600.00, commencing fiscal year 2021/2022, be adopted?”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES vote means an annual special tax of $600.00 on each parcel of real property for an unlimited duration be levied within the Mortara Circle Community Services District.

 A NO vote means no annual special tax of $600.00 on each parcel of real property for an unlimited duration be levied within the Mortara Circle Community Services District.

MEASURE R

CITY OF PLACERVILLE – APPOINT OFFICE OF CITY TREASURER

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

​”Shall the office of City Treasurer be appointed with the first appointment to be made upon the (i) expiration of the term of office of the person elected to serve as City Treasurer at the November 3, 2020, General Municipal Election; or (ii) the office becoming vacant, whichever occurs first?”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES vote means for the office of City Treasurer to be appointed.

A NO vote means for no appointment in office.

MEASURE S

CITY OF SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – CITY SERVICE TAX

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“Shall the measure to maintain fire protection, 9-1-1 emergency response, public safety, snow removal; reduce wildfire threats; prevent Lake pollution; repair streets/potholes, keep public areas safe/clean; retain local jobs/businesses; protect long-term financial stability; provide other City services by establishing a 1¢ transactions/use (“sales”) tax providing approximately $5,400,000 annually until ended by voters, requiring audits, all funds only for South Lake Tahoe, be adopted?”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES vote means to maintain public protection services with city service tax increase.

A NO vote means no city service tax increase.

Info from: https://edcgov.us/Government/Elections/general-election-november-3-2020

MEASURE B

CITY OF COALINGA – CITY CLERK MEASURE

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

This Measure asks to be put on the election ballot on Nov. 3 of 2020. The proposed  measure asks to change the City Clerk’s position from an elected position to an appointed position. Currently state law allows the City Clerk to be appointed by the council instead of elected and considering that oftentimes there are no candidates run so the City Council appoints someone. The City Clerk is an employee who performs duties on behalf of the City at no cost. Along with having the power to take the responsibilities of being care of, transcribing, and producing the official minutes of the Council and Planning Commission meetings and other duties as required by the Government Code and Coalinga Municipal Code

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES vote means the City Council is authorized to appoint the City Clerk.

A NO vote on the measures means the City Clerk will remain in an elected position.

MEASURE E

CITY OF SELMA – BY DISTRICT ELECTION

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“Measure E asks the voters to determine whether four City Council members should continue to be elected by districts and the Mayor of the City of Selma elected on a city-wide basis; or, whether that method of electing City Council members should be replaced by an Ordinance requiring all five members of the City Council to be elected in by-district system in which each member of the City Council is elected only by the voters of the district in which the candidate resides.”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES vote is a vote to approve changing the method of electing Council members from four districts with an elective at-large mayor to a five-district election of all five members.

A NO vote is a vote to retain the method of electing council members by electing a mayor at large, with four members of the City Council being elected by district.

MEASURE G

CITY OF PARLIER – SPECIAL PARCEL TAX 

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – NEUTRAL

“The passage of the special parcel tax has allowed the City of Parlier to fund police protection services to an extent not previously possible. Enactment of the special parcel tax allows the City to maintain satisfactory public safety service levels. The City does not have the funding available to provide necessary and basic public safety services to residents and inhabitants of the City, without the special parcel tax. The tax would not be changed or increased in any way; but, the tax would simply remain in place and not expire by the passage of time on June 30, 2022.”

Two-thirds (2/3) vote needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES vote will allow the Measure to continue the funding of police protection services within the City, without increasing the tax by allowing special parcel tax to be extended and not expire on June 30, 2022

A NO vote will change or repeal the existing Special Parcel Tax  and have limited funding available to continue until the expiration on June 30, 2020.

MEASURE H

CITY OF SANGER – TERM OF MAYOR

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – NEUTRAL

In 2010, the City voters adopted a measure for the election of four Council Members by district every four years and every two years an election of Mayor at-large. This Measure is to amend the term of office from a two-year term to a four year term in office. All other terms and conditions of the Mayor office will continue to remain the same.

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES vote on the measure is a vote to approve the ordinance extending the Mayor’s term from two years to four years. 

A NO vote on the measure is a vote against extending the Mayor’s term from two years to  four years. 

MEASURE L

CITY OF SELMA – LICENSED GAMING ESTABLISHMENT

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – NO

The City Council of the City of Selma unanimously voted to place Measure L to establish a licensed cardroom, or gambling establishment at a single location. There are seventy-three (73) licensed cardrooms throughout the State of California. Those cardrooms are significant sources of local revenue in those cities. Measure L has the potential to generate significant revenues that will benefit the City of Selma for providing funding for public, street maintenance and infrastructure, recreational programs and other public services. 

Majority Vote (50% plus 1 vote) Needed to Pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES vote on the measure is a vote to approve the licensing of a gaming establishment of cardroom in the City. 

A NO vote on the measure is a vote against having a cardroom in the City of Selma. 

Info from: Fresno County Website – https://www.co.fresno.ca.us

MEASURE S

LE GRAND UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT – BOND MEASURE

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“Authorizes Le Grand Union High School District (“District”) to issue bonds in the amount of $6,000,000 to upgrade and expand the Ag Center Technical Education Facilities; modernize classrooms, restrooms and school facilities; and other projects as set forth in the full text of the Measure. Measure S issues bonds would be repaid by tax levies on non-exempt taxable property within the School District. The taxable property to repay the bonds over the term is $26.65 per year per $100,000 of assessed value. The final year that the tax is anticipated to be collected in the fiscal year of 2047-48. The proceeds will not be authorized by Measure S to be used in the salaries or administrative and operating expenses and will only be used for the purpose of this Measure.”

55% of the qualified votes needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS 

A YES vote is a vote in favor of authorizing the Le Grand Union High School District to issue and sell up to $6,000,000 in general obligation bonds.

A NO vote means the voter is against authorizing the Le Grand Union High School District to issue and sell up to $6,000,000 in general obligation bond

Info from: https://www.co.merced.ca.us/DocumentCenter/View/25132/Measure-S-Impartial-Analysis

MEASURE A

SACRAMENTO MAYORAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND COMMUNITY EQUITY ACT ON 2020 – CHARTER AMENDMENT

CAIR SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – NO

“To establish greater accountability and stronger checks and balances, to better ensure that the agenda, budget, leadership, and day-to-day management of the City of Sacramento are directly informed by, and aligned with, the will of the voters and effectively communicated to the residents of Sacramento by their elected representatives.”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES on the measure means supporting the revision of the Sacramento City Charter such that more directive power is siphoned to the mayor from City Council and the City Manager. The mayor will have the sole authority to appoint/remove the city manager. Mayor also gains the power to veto any ordinance or budget approved by the city council. Furthermore, the mayor also gains the power to propose budgets to council. Furthermore, the mayor gains the power to appoint representatives to outside agencies. 

A NO on the measure means opposing the revision of the Sacramento City Charter such that directive power remains in the hands of the City Council and the City Manager. The city-council will have the sole authority to appoint/remove the city manager. Furthermore, the city manager keeps the power to propose budgets to council. Furthermore, the mayor keeps the power to appoint persons to boards and commissions, subject to council concurrence.

MEASURE B

INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMISSION TIMELINE EXCEPTION – CHARTER AMENDMENT

CAIR SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“To make an exception to the timelines for the Sacramento Independent Redistricting Commission to establish a council district boundaries map, so that a new map can be operational for the council-member elections to be held in 2022.The exception would be made on account of the coronavirus pandemic which has caused the Census Bureau to adjust its estimated date for delivery of block-level data. In typical Census years, the City would receive that data by April 1, but the pandemic has caused the U.S. Census Bureau to request an extension of its deadline to July 31, 2021.”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES on the measure means supporting the creation of the exception to the timeline of the Independent Redistricting Commission. Since the creation of the Commission, the statewide primary date has changed from June to March and the coronavirus pandemic has caused the Census Bureau to delay the delivery of updated census data to assist the Commission in drawing new City of Sacramento council district boundaries that are reflective of our current demographics. Without this proposed change in the charter, the Independent Redistricting Commission will not be able to do their job and draw the new City of Sacramento council district boundaries in time for the 2022 election. 

A NO on the measure means opposing the creation of the exception to the timeline of the Independent Redistricting Commission.

MEASURE C

SACRAMENTO COUNTY – CHARTER AMENDMENT

CAIR SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“To promote neighborhood and community stability, healthy housing, and affordability for renters in the City of Sacramento by controlling excessive rent increases and arbitrary evictions to the greatest extent allowable under California law, while ensuring Landlords a fair and reasonable return on their investment and guaranteeing fair protections for renters, homeowners, and businesses.”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES on the measure means supporting the creation of a new elected body (Rental Housing Board) with powers that include settling rents, establishing regulations, establishing its own budget, charging fees to finance its operations, establishing penalties, conducting investigations, and adjudicating rent adjustments; (ii) set a base rent for all covered rental units within the city and cap annual rent increases; and (iii) limit landlords’ ability to terminate tenancies, be adopted? 

A NO on the measure means opposing the creation of a Rental Housing board with powers to control elements of rental agreements within the county.

MEASURE L

ISLETON GENERAL TRANSACTIONS AND USE TAX ORDINANCE – SERVICE TAX

CAIR SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“To support the continued operation of the City of Isleton’s general services, including police, fire, parks, and other unrestricted general fund expenditures, by enacting a one-half (½) percent transactions and use tax for a period of five (5) years commencing on April 1, 2022, that is projected to provide between $83,726.06 and $106,858.02 of revenue annually”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES on the measure means supporting the levying a ½  percent tax in the city of Isleton for a period of five years commencing on April 1, 2022. This tax is projected to raise between $83,726.06 and $106,858.02 for the city which will be spent on maintaining the City of Isleton’s general services including Police, fire parks, and other unrestricted general fund expenditures.

A NO on the measure means opposing the levying of a ½  percent tax in the city of Isleton for a period of five years commencing on April 1, 2022.

MEASURE M

CITY OF CITRUS HEIGHTS – TRANSACTIONAL TAX

CAIR SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“To protect local control with funding that cannot be taken by the State; maintain 911 emergency response times; crime investigation/prevention; well-trained community police officers; school safety/security; pothole/street repair; homelessness reduction programs; local business/jobs support; and other city services.”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES on the measure means supporting the levying a 1 cent tax in the city of citrus heights. This tax is calculated to net $12,000,000 for the city which will be spent on maintaining emergency response times, crime prevention, police officer trainings, school safety, road repair, homelessness relief and reduction programs, and other city services

A NO on the measure means opposing the levying of a 1 cent transactional tax which has been calculated to raise $12,000,000 in the city of Citrus Heights.

MEASURE R

CITY OF RANCHO CORDOVA – TRANSACTIONAL TAX

CAIR SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“To support City of Rancho Cordova through relief/recovery including: repairing streets/potholes; keeping public areas healthy, clean/safe; maintaining neighborhood public safety; supporting/attracting new and local businesses/jobs; preparing for any natural disaster/health emergency; addressing homelessness; other general city services; by levying a ½¢ sales tax, until ended by voters, raising $8,000,000 annually, with yearly audits, citizen oversight, local control/investment during uncertain times, no money for administrator salaries.”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES on the measure means supporting the levying of a ½¢ sales tax, until ended by voters, raising $8,000,000 annually, with yearly audits, citizen oversight, local control/investment during uncertain times, no money for administrator salaries to be spent on relief/recovery including: repairing streets/potholes; keeping public areas healthy, clean/safe; maintaining neighborhood public safety; supporting/attracting new and local businesses/jobs; preparing for any natural disaster/health emergency; addressing homelessness; other general city services.”

A NO on the measure means opposing the levying of a ½¢ sales tax, until ended by voters, raising $8,000,000 annually, with yearly audits, citizen oversight, local control/investment during uncertain times,  no money of which would be spent to pay administrator salaries.

MEASURE A

MANTECA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT – PROTECTION MEASURE

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“To upgrade classrooms and school facilities for safe in-person learning; improve campus security/ emergency communication systems; repair/replace aging electrical, heating/ventilation, roofs, and plumbing; and update job training facilities/equipment, shall Manteca Unified School District’s measure be adopted authorizing $260,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying 4.5¢ per $100 assessed value, raising approximately $13,900,000 annually while bonds are outstanding, requiring independent oversight/audits and all funds benefiting local schools?”

55% of the qualified votes needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES vote on this measure would support Manteca Unified School District’s measure to be adopted authorizing $260,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying 4.5¢ per $100 assessed value, raising approximately $13,900,000 annually while bonds are outstanding, requiring independent oversight/audits and all funds benefiting local schools.

A NO vote on this measure would oppose the Manteca Unified School District’s measure to be adopted authorizing $260,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying 4.5¢ per $100 assessed value, raising approximately $13,900,000 annually while bonds are outstanding, requiring independent oversight/audits and all funds benefiting local schools.

MEASURE U

WOODBRIDGE RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

To maintain local fire protection and 911 emergency medical rapid response times; keep all fire stations open; maintain emergency rescue services; keep firefighting, lifesaving equipment/facilities up-to-date and restore/retain firefighter/emergency medical positions; shall Woodbridge Rural Fire Protection District’s measure levying 8¢ per building square foot on improved parcels and $45 per unimproved parcel annually for fire protection/emergency response, until ended by voters, providing $1,200,000 annually, requiring independent oversight, and all funds for Woodbridge Rural Fire Protection District services, be adopted?”

Two-thirds (2/3) vote needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS: 

A YES vote on this measure supports levying 8¢ per building square foot on improved parcels and $45 per unimproved parcel annually for fire protection/emergency response, until ended by voters, providing $1,200,000 annually, requiring independent oversight, and all funds for Woodbridge Rural Fire Protection District services to be adopted.

A NO vote on this measure opposes levying 8¢ per building square foot on improved parcels and $45 per unimproved parcel annually for fire protection/emergency response, until ended by voters, providing $1,200,000 annually, requiring independent oversight, and all funds for Woodbridge Rural Fire Protection District service to be adopted.

MEASURE V

BANTA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“Shall a portion of Tracy Unified School District and the Banta Elementary School District be unified to form the Banta Unified School District with a five-member board elected at large?”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES vote on this measure would support a portion of Tracy Unified School District being unified  with the Banta Elementary School District to form the Banta Unified School District with a five-member board elected at large.

A NO vote on this measure would oppose a portion of Tracy Unified School District being unified with the Banta Elementary School District to form the Banta Unified School District with a five-member board elected at large.

MEASURE W

CITY OF TRACY

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – NO

“Shall the City adopt an ordinance imposing a general tax on cannabis businesses, including hemp, not to exceed $12.00 per canopy square foot for cultivation (adjusted for inflation), 6% of gross receipts for retail, and 4% for all other businesses; estimated to generate $350,000 to $700,000 annually for Tracy until voters change or repeal it, to fund core City services such as public safety, public works, parks, and community services?”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES vote on this measure supports the city adopting an ordinance imposing a general tax on cannabis businesses, including hemp, not to exceed $12.00 per canopy square foot for cultivation (adjusted for inflation), 6% of gross receipts for retail, and 4% for all other businesses; estimated to generate $350,000 to $700,000 annually for Tracy until voters change or repeal it, to fund core City services such as public safety, public works, parks, and community services.

A NO vote on this measure opposes adopting  an ordinance imposing a general tax on cannabis businesses, including hemp, not to exceed $12.00 per canopy square foot for cultivation (adjusted for inflation), 6% of gross receipts for retail, and 4% for all other businesses; estimated to generate $350,000 to $700,000 annually for Tracy until voters change or repeal it, to fund core City services such as public safety, public works, parks, and community services.

MEASURE X

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

Supporting early childhood education and youth programs, including literacy, gang reduction, after-school programs, and drug prevention, with emphasis on children facing the greatest disparities, and promoting public health, homeless mitigation, and enforcing cannabis laws; imposing a special tax on commercial cannabis businesses in unincorporated San Joaquin County at a rate of 3.5% to 8% of gross receipts, including a $2.00 cultivation Square Footage Payment be adopted? (Annual revenue estimate: $250,000.00)(Duration: Until repealed).”

Two-thirds (2/3) vote needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES vote on this measure would support imposing a special tax on commercial cannabis businesses in unincorporated San Joaquin County at a rate of 3.5% to 8% of gross receipts, including a $2.00 cultivation Square Footage Payment being adopted.

A NO vote on this measure would oppose imposing a special tax on commercial cannabis businesses in unincorporated San Joaquin County at a rate of 3.5% to 8% of gross receipts, including a $2.00 cultivation Square Footage Payment being adopted.

MEASURE Y 

CITY OF TRACY

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – NEUTRAL

“Shall the City of Tracy adopt an ordinance exempting development projects in transit oriented development areas near commuter rail (e.g. Valley Link) that designate at least 10% of dwelling units for rent or sale as affordable workforce housing based on the City of Tracy’s area median income (adjusted for household size) from the City’s Growth Management Ordinance, with the exemption limited to 2,200 units per transit oriented development area, to preserve and maintain community character?”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS:

A YES vote on this measure supports adopting an ordinance exempting development projects in transit oriented development areas near commuter rail that designate at least 10% of dwelling units for rent or sale as affordable workforce housing based on the City of Tracy’s area median income (adjusted for household size) from the City’s Growth Management Ordinance.

A NO vote on this measure opposes adopting an ordinance exempting development projects in transit oriented development areas near commuter rail that designate at least 10% of dwelling units for rent or sale as affordable workforce housing based on the City of Tracy’s area median income (adjusted for household size) from the City’s Growth Management Ordinance.

MEASURE Z

CITY OF MANTECA

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“Shall the measure adopting an ordinance to maintain City of Manteca services, such as fire protection; emergency response times/disaster preparedness; keeping public spaces safe/clean; pothole/street repairs; crime prevention; local business/jobs support; youth/teen recreation and after-school programs; and other general services, by establishing a 1¢ per dollar (1.0%) sales tax until ended by voters, generating approximately $12,000,000 annually, with independent citizen oversight, and all funds used locally, be adopted?”

Two-thirds (2/3) vote needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES vote on this measure would support adopting an ordinance to maintain City of Manteca services by establishing a 1¢ per dollar (1.0%) sales tax until ended by voters, generating approximately $12,000,000 annually, with independent citizen oversight, and all funds used locally.

A NO vote on this measure would oppose adopting an ordinance to maintain City of Manteca services by establishing a 1¢ per dollar (1.0%) sales tax until ended by voters, generating approximately $12,000,000 annually, with independent citizen oversight, and all funds used locally.

MEASURE A

CITY OF TURLOCK – TRANSACTION AND USE (SALES) TAX

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“City of Turlock, 911 Safety/Emergency Medical Response, Community Services Measure: Shall the measure to maintain fire, 9-1-1 emergency medical response, neighborhood safety, antigang/anti-drug programs; restore fire station staffing; address homelessness, vagrancy; keep public areas safe/clean; repair streets, potholes; retain small businesses, local jobs; and other general services by establishing a ¾¢ sales tax providing approximately $11,000,000 annually until ended by voters, requiring public disclosure of spending, all funds used locally, be adopted?”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES is a vote on Measure A will approve a three-quarter (3/4) cent transaction and use tax.

A NO on this vote on Measure A will reject the transaction and use tax.

MEASURE S

CITY OF WATERFORD – CANNABIS BUSINESS TAX

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – NO

“’Cannabis business’ means any business activity involving the commercial cultivation, distribution, and exchange of cannabis, including, but not limited to, the planting, cultivation, harvesting, transporting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, processing, preparing, storing, packaging, providing, wholesale and retail sales, whether fixed, mobile, permanent or temporary, where cannabis is made available, sold, given, distributed, or otherwise provided in accordance with the existing laws of the state of California, whether for medical or non-medical reasons”

The Waterford City Council unanimously approved.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES on this vote is to authorize cannabis business tax.

A NO on this vote is to not authorize cannabis business tax.

MEASURE V

CITY OF HUGHSON – 4 YEAR MAYOR TERM

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“Currently, the City of Hughson Mayor is elected for a two-year term of office. If approved by the voters, the proposed Measure would result in the term of office of the Mayor of the City of Hughson being increased from two years to four years and would become effective at the general election in November 2022. If the Measure is not approved by the voters, the Mayor’s position shall continue to be a two-year term of office.”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES is a vote to approve increasing the term of office of Mayor from a two-year term to a four-year term.

A NO on this vote to keep the term of office of Mayor as two years.

MEASURE W

HUGHSON FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT – SPECIAL TAX

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“To enhance public safety and perform necessary life-saving fire protection and prevention services, including emergency medical response services, the Hughson Fire Protection District (‘District’) has determined a special tax is necessary to provide funding for the District to acquire lifesaving fire and emergency medical equipment and firefighting vehicles and apparatus. The funds will also be used to make necessary improvements to the fire station. This measure has been placed on the ballot by the governing body of the District and the full text of the measure is set forth in the County voter information guide.”

Two-thirds (2/3) vote needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES is a vote to authorize the levy of a new special tax for the stated purposes

A NO on this vote against a new special tax.

MEASURE Z

BURBANK-PARADISE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT –  SPECIAL TAX

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“The estimated $615,000 revenue from this special tax will be used to provide revenue for the District to use in performing essential fire protection and prevention services and emergency medical response services, including acquiring, operating and maintaining fire suppression equipment, payment of personnel costs, and funding capital improvements. Pursuant to Government Code Section 50075.1 the proceeds of the special tax shall be used only for the purposes stated above.”

Two-thirds (2/3) vote needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES is a vote allows the Fire District to continue saving lives and property in our community. Please consider the following reasons to support Measure Z. A “yes” vote is a vote to authorize the levy of a new special tax for the stated purposes.

A NO on this vote will fund the costs of vital public health and safety services and will preserve our local fire department instead of requiring more expensive service contracts with local cities. A “no” vote is a vote against a new special tax.

Info from: https://www.stanvote.com/pdf/voter-guides/20201103.pdf

MEASURE P

CITY OF EXETER – SALES TAX

CAIR SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“To protect Exeter’s long-term financial stability; maintain 911 emergency response; keep the community safe; prevent crime; repair streets/potholes; help retain local businesses; keep public areas and parks clean/safe; support youth/ senior programs, and other general City services; by establishing a 1¢ sales tax providing approximately $800,000 annually until ended by voters; requiring public disclosure of spending, audits, all funds used locally.”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES on the measure means supporting establishment of a 1¢ sales tax providing approximately $800,000 annually until ended by voters; requiring public disclosure of spending, audits, all funds used locally to protect Exeter’s long-term financial stability; maintain 911 emergency response; keep the community safe; prevent crime; repair streets/potholes; help retain local businesses; keep public areas and parks clean/safe; support youth/ senior programs, and other general City services

A NO on the measure means opposing the establishment of a 1¢ sales tax providing approximately $800,000 annually until ended by voters.

MEASURE Q

CITY OF FARMERSVILLE – SPECIAL TAX

CAIR SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“To enact a ten percent (10%) Transient Occupancy Tax to be paid by hotel guests in the City of Farmersville providing funding for general purposes such as city services, programs, economic development, and capital improvements, which is expected to generate an estimated $185,000 annually per hotel and is effective until repealed by the voters.”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES on the measure means supporting the establishment of a ten percent (10%) Transient Occupancy Tax to be paid by hotel guests in the City of Farmersville providing funding for general purposes such as city services, programs, economic development, and capital improvements.

A NO on the measure means opposing the establishment of a ten percent (10%) Transient Occupancy Tax.

MEASURE R

CITY OF PORTERVILLE – GENERAL EXCISE TAX

CAIR SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“To impose a local general tax on cannabis businesses at a rate not exceeding $25 per square foot (annually adjusted by CPI) or 10% of gross receipts, to maintain public safety and general City services for Porterville residents; generating undetermined revenue until repealed”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES on the measure means supporting the imposition of a general tax on cannabis businesses at a rate not exceeding $25 per square foot (annually adjusted by CPI) or 10% of gross receipts, to maintain public safety and general City services for Porterville residents; generating undetermined revenue until repealed

A NO on the measure means opposing the establishment of a general tax on cannabis businesses in the city of Porterville.

MEASURE S

CITY OF PORTERVILLE – GENERAL EXCISE TAX

CAIR SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“To provide funding that cannot be taken away by the State of California for general fund infrastructure and City services such as economic development, the promotion of tourism, and the Mighty 190 campaign, by adopting a City Ordinance to increase the hotel/motel tax by four percent, update language and confirm equal treatment of traditional and online bookings.”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES on the measure means supporting the imposition to increase the hotel/motel tax by four percent, and update language and confirm equal treatment of traditional and online bookings to provide funding that cannot be taken away by the State of California for general fund infrastructure and City services such as economic development, the promotion of tourism, and the Mighty 190 campaign.

A NO on the measure means opposing the increase of the hotel/motel tax by four percent.

MEASURE A

CITY OF WINTERS – GENERAL PLAN

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“Shall an initiative measure amending the City of Winters General Plan to (1) Yes establish an Urban Growth Boundary that would prohibit urban development outside of that boundary, subject to certain exceptions, and (2) adopt a No community driven planning process that would apply to areas outside the City limits but within the City^s sphere of influence, be adopted?”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES on this vote is to authorize amending the City of Winters General Plan

A NO on this vote is to not authorize amending the City of Winters General Plan

MEASURE B

CITY OF DAVIS – GENERAL PLAN

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“Shall Resolution 20-110 be adopted to amend the Davis General Plan to approve a mixed-use development comprised of innovation center, housing, and retail uses, by changing the land use designations for the Davis Innovation & Sustainability Campus and Mace Triangle properties from Agriculture and Public/Quasi-Public to Innovation Center, Urban Agriculture Transition Area, General Commercial and Public/Semi-Public, and by establishing the Baseline Project Features?”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES on this vote is to authorize approval of a mixed-use development comprised of innovation center, housing, and retail uses, by changing the land use designations for the Davis Innovation & Sustainability Campus

A NO on this vote is to not authorize approval of a mixed-use development comprised of innovation center, housing, and retail uses, by changing the land use designations for the Davis Innovation & Sustainability Campus

MEASURE D

CITY OF DAVIS – OPEN SPACE

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“Shall Ordinance No. 2581, which extends the sunset date of ‘Measure J’ (Ordinance No. 2350 – the Citizens’ Right to Vote on Future Use of Open Space and Agricultural Lands) to December 31, 2030 and makes minor technical changes to the Ordinance, be adopted?”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES on this vote is to authorize extension of the sunset date of “Measure J”.

A NO on this vote is to not authorize extension of the sunset date of “Measure J”.

MEASURE R

CITY OF WOODLAND – SALES TAX

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – NO

“Shall the measure, which would authorize the City of Woodland to continue to collect, for a period of ten years, a one-quarter cent sales tax for general city services, providing approximately $2.8 million annually and would not increase taxes, be adopted?”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES on this vote is to authorize the City of Woodland to continue to collect, for a period of ten years, a one-quarter cent sales tax for general city services.

A NO on this vote is to not authorize the City of Woodland to continue to collect, for a period of ten years, a one-quarter cent sales tax for general city services.

MEASURE S

CITY OF WOODLAND – ADVISORY VOTE

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“Shall the City Council allocate 25% of the tax revenue collected from any sales tax measure re-authorized in the City of Woodland via the November 2020 ballot to the Woodland Public Library to enhance educational and literacy programs and maintain or expand hours of operation?”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES on this vote is to authorize allocates 25% of the tax revenue collected from any sales tax measure re-authorized in the City of Woodland

A NO on this vote is to not authorize allocations of 25% of the tax revenue collected from any sales tax measure re-authorized in the City of Woodland

MEASURE T

CITY OF WOODLAND – ADVISORY VOTE

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“Shall the City Council allocate 55% of the tax revenue collected from any sales tax measure re-authorized in the City of Woodland via the November 2020 ballot to expand and enhance youth and teen programs and facilities, and reduction of fees charged for use of city recreation facilities?”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES on this vote is to authorize expanding and enhance youth and teen programs and facilities, and reduction of fees charged for use of city recreation facilities

A NO on this vote is to not authorize expanding and enhance youth and teen programs and facilities, and reduction of fees charged for use of city recreation facilities

MEASURE U

CITY OF WOODLAND – SALES TAX

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“Shall the City Council allocate 15% of the tax revenue collected from any sales tax measure re-authorized in the City of Woodland via the November 2020 ballot to enhance public safety through expanded crime prevention and community-building programs that support opportunities for youth within the community?”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES on this vote is to authorize tax revenue collected from any sales tax measure.

A NO on this vote is to not authorize tax revenue collected from any sales tax measure.

MEASURE V

CITY OF WOODLAND – SALES TAX EXTENSION

CAIR-SV/CC RECOMMENDATION – YES

“Shall the City Council allocate up to 5% of the tax revenue collected from any sales tax measure re-authorized in the City of Woodland via the November 2020 ballot to support a utility ratepayer assistance program for low-income seniors and families?”

Majority Vote (50% plus 1) needed to pass.

WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS

A YES on this vote is to authorize cannabis business tax.

A NO on this vote is to not authorize cannabis business tax.

Info from: https://www.yoloelections.org/voting/general-election-local-measures-summary-notice