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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 Referendum

 

Oppose:

                     Proposition 53 - Revenue Bonds

                     Proposition 57 - Parole for Non-Violent Criminals and Juvenile Court Trial Requirements                     

                     Proposition 64 - Marijuana Legalization Initiative Statute

                     Proposition 65 - Carryout Bags, Charges, Initiative Statute

 

No Position:

Proposition 63 - Background Checks for Ammunition Purchases and Large-Capacity Ammunition Magazine Ban

 

For more detailed information on each measure, see attached hyperlinks (Attachments 3-12).

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT:                     Inform

 

ALTERNATIVE ACTIONS:

For each item, the Council could choose to support, oppose, or not take a position.

 

PRIOR CITY COUNCIL AND COMMISSION ACTIONS:

None.

 

FISCAL AND RESOURCE IMPACT:

No fiscal impact at this time.

 

CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act): 

Not a Project

 

LINKS/ATTACHMENTS:

1.                     Recommended Positions on 2016 Ballot Measures

2.                     Cities Association of Santa Clara County Review of Statewide Ballot Propositions Nov. 2016

3.                     Ballot Measure links