SVCF’s public stances on local and statewide ballot measures

This coming November, California voters will vote on twelve state ballot measures and many more in our region’s counties and cities. Below are Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s public stances on local, county and state ballot measures, with links to resources. Don’t forget to vote and if you have any questions, please contact Vice President of Government Relations Gina Dalma.

SVCF Endorses:

Measure V (San Jose): The Affordable Housing Bond ballot measure proposal calls for the issuance of general obligation bonds for the acquisition, construction and completion of affordable housing in the City of San Jose.

Measure A (Santa Clara County): Ballot Measure A would make permanent a 1/8 cent sales tax passed in 2012 which raises $50 million per year for county and community services including early education.

Measure W (San Mateo County): Ballot Measure W seeks to modernize transit and ease traffic by investing in key transit and infrastructure projects.

Propositions 1 and 2 (California): Prop 1 would authorize $4 billion in general obligation bonds for housing-related programs and  Prop 2 would use Millionaire’s Tax Revenue for homelessness prevention programs. Both of these propositions offer financial incentives for cities to meet their housing obligations specifically for the most disadvantaged community members.

Proposition 3 (California): Prop 3 is a $8.8 million bond measure to fund projects that provide environmental benefits to people and wildlife.

SVCF Opposes:

Proposition 5 (California): This would amend Proposition 12 (1978) to allow homebuyers who are age 55 or older or severely disabled to transfer the tax-assessed value from their prior home to their new home with no restrictions. This proposition doesn't increase the housing supply (the main cause of our housing crisis) and it would take away millions of dollars from our communities and schools.

Proposition 6 (California): Prop 6 proposes repealing the Road Repair and Accountability Act (a fuel tax), which provides much needed resources for transportation infrastructure and upkeep. Learn more about SVCF's opposition to Prop 6 here.