Fallbrook Voters Guide November 8, 2016
Democratic recommendations of candidates and propositions on the ballot of the greater Fallbrook area are listed below.
U.S. President: Hillary Clinton
U.S. Senate: Kamala Harris
District 49:(Oceanside & Carlsbad) Douglas Applegate (D)
Applegateforcongress.com vs incumbent Darrell Issa (R)
District 50: (Fallbrook & Escondido) Patrick Malloy (D) patrickmalloyforcongress.com vs incumbent Duncan Hunter (R)
District 42:(Corona & Riverside) Tim Sheridan (D) Sheridanforcongress vs. incumbent Ken Calvert (R)
California STATE ASSEMBLY
District 75: (Fallbrook & Escondido) Andrew Masiel (D) vs. incumbent Marie Waldron (R)
Bonsall Unified School Board: Erin English
Fallbrook Comm Planning Grp: William A. O’Connor
Fallbrook Healthcare Dist: ?
Fallbrook Public Utility Dist, Div 1: Bob Anderson
Fallbrook Public Utility Dist, Div 3: ?
Fallbrook Public Utility Dist, Div 4: Don McDougal
Fallbrook Union Elementary School Board: No election
Fallbrook Union High School Board: Antonio Robles
Morro Hills Community Services: ?
North County Fire Protection: ?
Palomar Health Board: Dale E. Bardin, Jeff Griffith
Palomar College Dist, Board Member: Nina Deerfield
Rainbow CPA: ?
Rainbow Municipal Water – Div 2: ?
Rainbow Municipal Water – Div 4: ?
Rainbow Municipal Water – Div 5: ?
San Diego County Board of Education Member, District 5: Rick Shea
Superior Court, Office 25: James Mangione
Superior Court, Office 38: Keri Katz
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Board of Supervisors,
District 3: (Escondido/Encinitas) incumbent Dave Roberts (D) daverobertsforsupervisor.com vs. Kristen Gaspar (R)
District 5: No election. (Fallbrook) incumbent Bill Horn (R) is not on ballot until 2018.
Board of Supervisors Districts Map click to enlarge
Proposition 51: YES Authorizes a statewide facilities bond for K-12 schools and community colleges to upgrade and repair older classrooms and relieve overcrowding. Helps bring facilities up to basic health and safety standards like earthquake retrofitting, fire safety and asbestos removal. This bond helps close the gap of income inequality in our schools, provides facilities for vocational education and to help returning Veterans prepare for the workplace. Will provide a safe, innovative learning environment for all our students. Supported by educators, school districts and leading Democrats.
Proposition 52: YES The Medi-Cal Funding and Accountability Act. Extends the current state Medi-Cal hospital fee program that helps pay for Medi-Cal health care services for seniors, children, and low income families. The hospital fee program generates over $3 billion a year in federal matching funds that wouldn’t be available otherwise at no cost to California taxpayers. This measure has very broad support, including doctors, nurses, health care and business groups, progressives, moderates and even conservatives, labor groups including teachers, and advocacy organizations for children, seniors and consumers. There is little, if any, opposition.
Proposition 53: NO Prop 53 erodes local control by requiring a statewide vote on local infrastructure projects. It empowers voters in faraway regions to reject infrastructure repairs your community needs. Prop 53 is opposed by California Professional Firefighters because it irresponsibly fails to contain any exemptions for emergencies/ disasters. Prop 53 is being pushed by one right-wing multi-millionaire with a political agenda who has contributed to Tea Party groups and the Koch brothers – but his initiative hurts us all. Join California Labor Federation, firefighters, paramedics, local governments, water agencies, and Governor Jerry Brown in opposing Prop. 53.
Proposition 54: NO Legislature. Legislation and Proceedings. This proposition prohibits the Legislature from passing any bill unless published on the Internet for 72 hours before a vote; requires the Legislature to record its proceedings and post them on the Internet; and it authorizes the use of recordings.
Proposition 55: YES Tax Extension to Fund Children’s Education and Healthcare. Extends by twelve years the temporary personal income tax increases enacted in 2012 on earnings over $250,000, with revenues allocated to K-12 schools, California Community Colleges, and, in certain years, healthcare.
Proposition 56: YES Cigarette Tax to Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prevention, Research, and Law Enforcement. This proposition increases cigarette tax by $2.00 per pack, with equivalent increase on other tobacco products and electronic cigarettes containing nicotine.
Proposition 57: YES The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act. Authorizes parole consideration for nonviolent inmates who complete the full sentence for their primary offense. Allows inmates to earn credits for good behavior, education and rehabilitative achievement. Requires judges rather than prosecutors to decide whether juveniles as young as 14-years-old should be tried as adults.
Proposition 58: YES The LEARN Initiative (Language Education, Acquisition and Readiness Now!). Preserves requirement that public schools ensure students obtain English language proficiency. Requires school districts to solicit parent/community input in developing language acquisition programs. Requires instruction to ensure English acquisition as rapidly and effectively as possible. Authorizes school districts to establish dual-language immersion programs for both native and non-native English speakers.
Proposition 59: YES California Overturn of Citizens United Act. Advisory Question, Asks whether elected officials should “use all of their constitutional authority,” including proposing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, to reverse the 2010 SCOTUS decision in Citizens United v. FEC, to allow regulation or limitation of campaign contributions and spending, and make clear that corporations should not have the same constitutional rights as human beings.
Proposition 60: NO Adult Films. Condoms. Health Requirements. Requires adult film performers to use condoms during filming of sexual intercourse. Requires producers to pay for performer vaccinations, testing, and medical examinations. Requires producers to post condom requirement at film sites.
Proposition 61: NO OFFICIAL POSITION State Prescription Drug Purchases. Pricing Standards. Prohibits state from buying any prescription drug from a drug manufacturer at price over lowest price paid for the drug by United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Exempts managed care programs funded through Medi-Cal.
Proposition 62: YES Replace the Costly, Failed Death Penalty System. Prop 62 replaces the death penalty with life in prison without parole, ensures certain justice for victims’ families, requires serious offenders to work and pay restitution, and saves taxpayers $150 million per year. Prop 62 is the only real solution to a failed death penalty system that is costly, ineffective, biased, and carries unavoidable risks of killing a wrongly convicted person.
Proposition 63: YES Safety for All Act – The Safety for All Act of 2016 prohibits possession of large-capacity military-style magazines, treats ammunition sales like gun sales by requiring instant point-of-sale background checks for ammunition purchases, keeps guns out of the hands of those who are prohibited from owning them, requires reporting of lost/stolen guns, and shares the list of those who are prohibited from owning or purchasing guns in California with the federal system.
Proposition 64: YES Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act. Legalizes marijuana under state law, for use by adults 21 or older. Imposes state taxes on sales and cultivation. Provides for industry licensing and establishes standards for marijuana products. Allows local regulation and taxation.
Proposition 65: NO OFFICIAL POSITION Carry-Out Bags. Redirects money collected by grocery and certain other retail stores through mandated sale of carryout bags. Requires stores to deposit bag sale proceeds into a special fund to support specified environmental projects.
Proposition 66: NO Death Penalty Procedures. Changes death penalty procedures by removing legal safeguards and limiting death row prisoners’ ability to present new evidence of their innocence, greatly increasing California’s risk of executing an innocent person. Authorizes the Dept. of Corrections to move death row prisoners to any prison in California. Adds additional layers of legal review by moving death penalty appeals from the State Supreme Court to County Superior Courts. Exempts lethal injection protocol from state regulatory oversight. Would increase state costs that could be in the tens of millions of dollars annually for several years, with unknown long-term fiscal impacts.
Proposition 67: YES Plastic Bag Ban A YES vote will keep in place the ban on plastic grocery bags passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor. It will keep plastic bags from becoming litter and protect wildlife and the ocean, which are harmed by plastic pollution. Out-of-state plastic bag companies have challenged California’s common sense ban and are trying to defeat 67, but a YES vote will allow the ban to go forward.
LOCAL BALLOT MEASURES
San Diego County, Measure A: NO SANDAG taxes that will go primarily for widening freeways around the City of San Diego is contrary to the Climate Action Plan. Unincorporated San Diego County will pay the tax but receive few benefits. Shall an ordinance be adopted to: repair roads, deteriorating bridges; relieve congestion; provide every community funds for pothole/street repairs; expand public transit, including improved services for seniors, disabled, students, veterans; reduce polluted runoff; preserve open space to protect water quality/reduce wildfires by enacting, with independent oversight/audits, a 40-year, half-cent local sales tax ($308 million annually) that Sacramento cannot take away?
San Diego County, Measure B: NO Shall this Initiative be adopted for the purpose of amending the County General Plan, Zoning Ordinance and Code of Regulatory Ordinances and approving the Lilac Hills Ranch Specific Plan (“Plan”)? This measure amends the San Diego General Plan to allow a private developer to build 1,746 dwelling units in a rural farming area that lacks roads and amenities the taxpayers will become liable for in the future. This is a naked attempt to circumvent the law and enrich a private developer. The project site is generally located north of Escondido and east of I-15 in the unincorporated area of North San Diego County.
Fallbrook Union High School District, Measure AA: Yes Without increasing tax rates, shall Fallbrook Union High School District repair and upgrade aging classrooms and school facilities, including deteriorating roofs, plumbing and electrical systems; improve campus safety/security; upgrade career-training facilities, classrooms, and science labs supporting instruction in math, engineering, technology, science and skilled trades preparing students to be college and career ready; by issuing $45,000,000 in bonds at legal interest rates, with independent citizens oversight, annual audits, no money for administrators, and all funds staying local?
Bonsall Unified High School District, Measure DD: Yes $58 million general obligation (G.O.) bond to improve, construct, and rehabilitate schools and classrooms throughout the District to meet the challenges of today’s rapidly changing world.
Mira Costa Community College Measure MM: YES Bonds for Infrastructure and Career Services
Polling places are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2016. If you have a vote-by-mail ballot, make sure it is postmarked no later than June 7, or turn it in at any polling place. Please contact the County Democratic Party for more information or to volunteer.
Voter Registration ends Monday, October 24, 2016.
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