California Ballot Measures

PASSED

CA Prop 68, "Natural Resources Bond”, 56.6% voted yes — Authorizes $4 billion in general obligation bonds for state and local parks, environmental protection projects, water infrastructure projects, and flood protection projects.

CA Prop 69, “Transportation Taxes and Fees Lockbox and Appropriations Limit Exemption Amendment”, 80.8% voted yes — requires that revenue from the diesel sales tax and Transportation Improvement Fee, as enacted by Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), be used for transportation-related purposes; and exempts revenue generated by SB 1's tax increases and fee schedules from the state appropriations limit.

CA Prop 71, “Effective Date of Ballot Measures Amendment”, 77.2% voted yes — moves the effective date of ballot propositions, including citizen initiatives and legislative referrals, from the day after election day to the fifth day after the secretary of state certifies election results.

CA Prop 72, “Rainwater Capture Systems Excluded from Property Tax Assessments Amendment”, 83.87% voted yes — allows the state legislature to exclude rainwater capture systems added after January 1, 2019, from property tax reassessments.

FAILED

CA Prop 70, “Vote Requirement to Use Cap-and-Trade Revenue Amendment” 63.86% voted no — would have required a one-time two-thirds vote in each chamber of the state legislature in 2024 or thereafter to pass a spending plan for revenue from the state's cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases.

 

Bay Area Ballot Measures

PASSED

 

Bay Area Regional Measure 3, "Traffic Relief Plan" Bridge Toll Increase, 54.41% voted yes — raises bridge tolls in the Bay Area—excluding tolls for the Golden Gate Bridge—by $3 over six years to fund the Bay Area Traffic Relief Plan, including a $4.5 billion slate of transportation projects.