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Understanding Prop 69

Posted June 1st, 2018
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The day to vote on Prop 69 is Tuesday, June 5th!

Prop 69 is one of five propositions on the June 5th ballot this year, and the only one related to transportation. In a nutshell, it “requires that certain revenues generated by a 2017 transportation funding law be used only for transportation purposes and generally prohibits Legislature from diverting funds to other purposes.” There is no fiscal impact, but it could affect how some monies are spent down the road.

Sounds pretty straightforward, right? Transportation-oriented bills and propositions can have significant and lasting impacts on local transit services. And an informed voter (you) is an empowered voter (also you). Which is why we’re sharing the details of what your vote means on this particular proposition.

A yes vote on this proposition means that the Legislature will be required under the State Constitution to continue to spend revenues from recently enacted fuel taxes and vehicle fees on transportation purposes (such as repairing roads and improving transit).

A no vote on this proposition means that the Legislature in the future could change current law, allowing it to spend a portion of the revenues from recently enacted fuel taxes and vehicle fees on purposes other than transportation.

A lot of people have plenty to say about it, both in favor and against. The important thing is that you understand where you stand, and then go to the polls and vote accordingly. That’s it! For more official info about proposition 69, visit voterguide.sos.ca.gov/propositions/69/

Election day is, again, June 5th. Polls open at 7AM and close at 8PM. To find your polling place, visit www.sos.ca.gov/elections/polling-place/.

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