Election Results

Final Results Show 197 Local Taxes and Bonds Passed in November

With results now certified in the record-turnout November election, 197 of 260 local tax and bond measures were approved, and the only tax repeal measures on the ballot both failed. The approved measures will create $13.2 billion in new general obligation and school facility bonds that will be repaid via property tax increases in the jurisdictions where they were approved, and a minimum of $1.5 billion in other annual tax increases. The bonds include Measure RR, a $7 billion school…

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Continuing Their Record of Rejecting Split-Roll Measures, Voters Defeat Proposition 15

California voters have rejected Proposition 15, the split-roll initiative that proposed the largest property tax increase in state history, with 51.9 percent of the voters in opposition. This marks the third time since 1978 that Californians elected to apply the same property tax rate to all types of real property, following Proposition 8 of June 1978 (on the same ballot that featured Proposition 13) and Proposition 167 of 1992. “It’s time for proponents of property tax increases to accept that…

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Casting Ballot

Split-Roll Initiative Trailing With Many Votes Left to Count

California voters may have rejected Proposition 15, the split-roll initiative that proposed the largest property tax increase in state history, but the preliminary results are very close and could change as remaining votes are counted. With more than 12.4 million votes counted and reported as of this morning, Proposition 15 had 48.3 percent of the voters in support and 51.7 percent opposed – a difference of 426,663 votes. Since the initial vote count was released on election night, the “no”…

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