The Schools and Communities First initiative on the November 2020 ballot is one of the most significant ballot propositions facing California voters. By splitting the assessment rates for commercial and residential properties, the initiative promises to raise up to $12 billion annually for local governments and schools from increased levies on commercial and industrial properties.
Silicon Valley Community Foundation, in partner with Stupski Foundation and others, have developed a pooled fund to analyze the potential impacts of the Schools and Communities First initiative. The purpose of the fund is to provide clear, data-driven information for California voters about the potential impacts of Schools and Communities first. Studies commissioned by the fund will be posted here as they become available.
- Research from Urban Institute: Prop. 15 could bring $12B to California schools and local governments each year- July 20, 2020
- Introducing the Schools and Communities First Research Fund - July 9, 2020
|Topic||Authors||Publication Date||Link to Research|
|Education Brief||Kim Rueben, Richard C. Auxier, and Tracy Gordon||July 2020||Download Now|
|Infrastructure Brief||Tracy Gordon, Richard C. Auxier, and Kim Rueben||July 2020||Download Now|
|Revenue Brief||Richard C. Auxier, Tracy Gordon, and Kim Rueben||July 2020||Download Now|
Jacques Leslie Op-Ed in the LA Times calls Yes on Prop 15 urgent reform
LA Times, July 16, 2020
Mayor Steinberg says Yes on Prop 15
The Sacramento Bee, July 15, 2020
Sí se puede: Dolores Huerta on a November ballot measure on commercial property
San Francisco Chronicle, June 23, 2020