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John Cox

Governor

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Mark Meuser

Secretary of State

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Konstantinos Roditis

Controller

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Greg Conlon

Treasurer

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Steven Bailey

Attorney General

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Steve Poizner

Insurance Commissioner

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Mark Burns

Board of Equalization

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Dale Mensing

US Congressional District 2

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Matt Heath

State Assembly District 2

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CALIFORNIA PROPOSITIONS

 REMEMBER:  A BOND IS A TAX.  IT MUST BE PAID BACK

 

NO on PROPOSITION 1:  Housing and Veteran’s Housing Bond

This is billed as a Veterans Housing Bond.  It is only in part.  1/4 of the bond funds are dedicated to veterans housing.  The rest is doled out to programs that do very little to address our housing crisis.  The legislature could have truly made this a bond for veteran’s housing.  They didn’t. Instead, the taxpayer will be on the hook for $7 Billion Dollars.

 

YES on PROPOSITION 2:  Millionaire’s Tax Reallocation to Homeless Housing

The 1% tax on millionaire income is just sitting in a “mental health fund” and has contributed nothing in a decade to improving lives.  The legislature virtually unanimously approved the No Place Like Home Act which would use the $2 Billion sitting in the mental health fund to build temporary housing for the homeless who suffer from mental illness or those who are at risk of being homeless because of mental health issues.

 

NO on PROPOSITION 3:  $8.9 Billion Water Bond

This new water bond (total cost to taxpayers will be $17 Billion) allocates very little to water storage or infrastructure.  There are provisions for Oroville Dam repairs, groundwater infrastructure repairs and canal repairs for Central Valley farmers.  However, the lion’s share of the bond monies would be for conservancy grants, regional and state parks and what the state calls “disadvantaged communities.”  California already has $83 Billion in outstanding bond debt.

 

NO on PROPOSITION 4:  Children’s Hospital Bond

Children’s hospitals have no problems fundraising privately.  It is possible that this bond is a money grab for several UC hospitals disguised as a Children’s hospital bond.

 

YES on PROPOSITION 5:  Senior Property Tax Transfer

This proposition will strengthen Proposition 13 protections for those over 55 buying homes.  The property tax value on their previous home will be transferred to their new home purchase, regardless of how many homes they own or how often they have moved. 

 

YES on PROPOSITION 6:  GAS TAX REPEAL

The state of California has enough money in the General Fund to repair our roads and ease traffic through infrastructure, but the state government has siphoned off money for roads for three decades.  The gas tax (SB1) should never have been passed without voter approval first.

 

YES on PROPOSITION 7:  Permanent Daylight Savings

Even if this proposition passes, the legislature and the Federal Government would have to approve it.

 

NO on PROPOSITION 8:  Dialysis Clinic Revenue

This prop mandates that if dialysis clinics make more than 115% of their costs, they must “payback” their patients payers.  Consumers won’t see any of the revenues.  This prop may make it more difficult for patients to receive care if clinics are forced to close.  Actually, this is a thinly veiled effort for SEUI and UHW to unionize dialysis clinics.

 

NO on PROPOSITION 10:  LOCAL RENT CONTROL

Local and unelected “rent control boards” would wreak havoc on local economies and would make housing crisis worse.  Supply would shrink and repealing Costa-Hawkins creates a superficial bubble.

 

YES on PROPOSITION 11:  Ambulance Employee Paid Breaks

This prop allows ambulatory companies to pay employees for “on-call” breaks, instead of the mandated, unpaid hour-long breaks before and after their shifts that the unions love.

 

NO on PROPOSITION 12:  Spatial Requirements for Consumable Farm Animals

This prop mandates further requirements for more space for farm animals.  This was already voted on in 2008. Not complying with Prop 12 in time, farmers will be banned from selling their meat or eggs.

 

SONOMA COUNTY LOCAL MEASURES

Sonoma County and many of the cities In the county are constantly asking for more money.  There are over 20 measures on the ballot which raise taxes.  It is time for civic organizations to manage their money and their resources in a much more responsible manner.  The Sonoma County Republican Party is opposed to all new taxes and bonds.

 

REMEMBER:  A BOND IS A TAX.  IT MUST BE PAID BACK

  

 

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Santa Rosa, CA 95402

 

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