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File #: 16-638    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Staff Report Status: Other Business
File created: 9/12/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/21/2016 Final action:
Title: LEGISLATIVE POSITIONS ON 2016 REGIONAL AND STATE BALLOT MEASURES
Attachments: 1. Recommended Positions on 2016 Ballot Measures, 2. Cities Association of Santa Clara County Review of Statewide Ballot Propositions Nov. 2016, 3. Measure A, 4. Measure B, 5. Prop 51, 6. Prop 53, 7. Prop 54, 8. Prop 57, 9. Prop 63, 10. Prop 64, 11. Prop 65, 12. Prop 67
CITY COUNCIL STAFF REPORT
MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

PREPARED BY: Hilary Holeman, Administrative Analyst/ City Manager's Office
APPROVED BY: Steve Rymer, City Manager

TITLE
LEGISLATIVE POSITIONS ON 2016 REGIONAL AND STATE BALLOT MEASURES
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RECOMMENDATION(S)
RECOMMENDATION
1. Discuss the recommended positions on 2016 regional and state ballot measures; and
2. Direct staff to correspond appropriately in support of Measure A, B, Propositions 51, 54, and 67; in opposition of Propositions 53, 57, 64, and 65; and to take no position on Proposition 63.

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COUNCIL PRIORITIES, GOALS & STRATEGIES:



Ongoing Priorities
Enhancing Public Safety
Protecting the Environment
Maintaining Fiscal Responsibility
Supporting Youth
Preserving and Cultivating Public Trust

2016 Focus Areas
Participate in Regional Issues




REPORT NARRATIVE:
The November 2016 election has many statewide and regional ballot measures. The purpose of this report is to provide the City Council an opportunity to discuss if it would like to take a formal position on any of the following measures. A summary of each ballot measure and the positions the California Cities Association of Santa Clara County and the League of California Cities have taken is provided (Attachment 1). Staff has recommended these based on knowledge of the issues and input from professional affiliations (Attachment 2 - Cities Association of Santa Clara County Review of Statewide Ballot Propositions November 2016). Staff recognizes there may be additional measures individual Council Members may want to add for discussion.

Regional Ballot Measures

Support:
Measure A - Santa Clara County Affordable Housing Bond
Measure B - Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Sales Tax

Statewide Ballot Measures

Support:
Proposition 51 - California Public Education Facilities Bond Initiative
Proposition 54 - Public Display of Legislative Bills Prior to Vote
Proposition 67 - California Plastic Bag Ban Veto Refe...

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