The Emeryville Housing Bond enabling $50 Million for low and moderate income housing passed with more than the required 2/3 vote. The vote was 1,865 to 721. The City of Emeryville is now authorized to issue $50,000,000 in bonds with a tax rate of 4.912 cents per $100 of assessed property value to fund housing projects and assistance for low-income and middle-income households and for people experiencing homelessness.
A bridge toll increase for transportation projects was on the ballot for voters in nine counties in the Bay Area, California, on June 5, 2018. It was approved. This was supported by the Bay Area League of Women Voters–although there was some controversy by local leagues after the LWVBA made its decision.
|A yes vote was a vote in favor of raising 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.|
Voters in Contra Costa and Solano counties rejected Measure 3, and voters in the other seven counties approved it. The vote margin was closest in Napa County, where voters approved the measure 50.7 percent to 49.3 percent. To see a county-by-county breakdown of the votes, click here. Charts of results thanks to Ballotpedia.
|Bay Area Regional Measure 3|
The Alameda County Child Care and Early Education Tax, belatedly supported by the county Leagues, was defeated by a small margin as reported by Ballotpedia. It required 66.67% of the vote to win.
|Alameda Measure A|
All the measures supported by the state League won and the measure opposed by the League was defeated, as the chart from Ballotpedia shows.
June 5, 2018:
|LBM||Proposition 68||Bonds||Issues $4 billion in bonds for parks, environmental protection, and water infrastructure|
|LRCA||Proposition 69||Budget||Requires certain tax and fee revenue related to transportation be used for transportation purposes|
|LRCA||Proposition 70||Budget||Requires a one-time two-thirds vote to use revenue from the cap-and-trade program|
|LRCA||Proposition 71||Direct Democracy||Changes the date for when voter-approved ballot measures take effect|
|LRCA||Proposition 72||Taxes||Excludes rainwater capture systems from property tax assessments|
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