The League Pros and Cons on the 11 statewide propositions
The Pros and Cons of Berkeley Measures O, P, Q, & R
The Pros and Cons of Albany Measures L. M, & N
The Pros and Cons of Emeryville Measure S
The Pros and Cons of Bay Area Measure FF
The Pros and Cons of Peralta Community College District Measures E & G
How to Evaluate Ballot Propositions
* Examine what the measure seeks to accomplish. Do you agree with those goals?
* Is the measure consistent with your ideas about government? Do you think the ballot measure proposed changes will make things better?
* Who are the real sponsors and opponents of the measure? Check where the money is coming from on votersedge.org
* Is the measure written well? Will it create conflicts in law that may require court resolution or interpretation? Is it “good government,” or will it cause more problems than it will resolve?
* Does the measure create its own revenue source? Does it earmark, restrict, or obligate government revenues? If so, weigh the benefit of securing funding for this measure against the cost of reducing overall flexibility in the budget.
* Does the measure mandate a government program or service without addressing how it will be funded?
* Does the measure deal with one issue that can be easily decided by a YES or NO vote? Or, is it a complex issue that should be thoroughly examined in the legislative arena?
* Be wary of distortion tactics and commercials that rely on the image but tell nothing of substance about the measure. Beware of half-truths