Voting recommendations from the Yolo County Republican Party
Vote NO on Proposition 14 [Stem Cell Research Institute Bond Initiative]... it’s designed to allow California to continue funding stem cell research... Human placentas are a great source of stem cells... Planned Parenthood is a great source of human placentas...
Vote NO on Proposition 15 [Tax on Commercial and Industrial Properties for Education and Local Government Funding Initiative]. YET another attack on Prop 13 of the 70s. The prop’s objective is to amend the state constitution to increase the property tax on commercial and industrial real estate... Rather than pay taxes based on the purchase price + 2% annual COLA... the tax assessment would based on market value. The state legislature would determine the speed of the ramp-up. California cannot afford to increase the cost of brick-and-mortar business. Some opponents of the prop claim the increase in revenue would be used to finance the teacher pension unfunded liabilities.
Vote NO on Proposition 16 [Repeal Proposition 209 Affirmative Action Amendment]... careful the title of the amendment is deceiving... they want to modify the state constitution to ALLOW state governmental institutions to DISCRIMINATE based on race, sex, or ethnicity, specifically in the areas of public employment, public contracting, and public education.
Vote NO on Propositions 17 [Voting Rights Restoration for Persons on Parole Amendment]
and Proposition 18 [Primary Voting for 17-Year-Olds Amendment]. Felons who have not completed their sentence should not be allowed to vote. Minors shouldn't be voting regardless of circumstances.
Vote NO on Proposition 19 [Property Tax Transfers, Exemptions, and Revenue for Wildfire Agencies and Counties Amendment]... another attack on Prop 13 of the 70s... the main objective, buried under the usual touching “benefits,” is to amend the state constitution to reassess the property tax of inherited homes based on current market value. They expect new revenues which would be used for “Wildfire agencies” (can you say climate change) and counties...
Vote YES on Proposition 20 [Criminal Sentencing, Parole, and DNA Collection Initiative]... Designed to counteract changes made by AB 109 (2011), Proposition 47 (2014), and Proposition 57 (2016)... “Criminal Reform” is an oxymoron... Real reduction of crime and prison populations is prevention (education, drug treatment, and economic inclusion) before people are institutionalized in the prison system... not by lowering standards and penalties...
Vote NO on Proposition 21 [Local Rent Control Initiative]. Rather than local governments regulating residential rental rates... use the market approach of increasing the supply of rental property by reducing the cost and regulation of new construction... rent controls discourages landlords and shrinks the inventory of rental properties.
Vote YES on Proposition 22 [App-Based Drivers as Contractors and Labor Policies Initiative]... AB5 is a disaster... This Proposition is a start to remove restrictions on the definition of independent contractor... and protect the gig economy... this prop specifically addresses the drivers of app-based livery services such as Uber and Lyft...
Vote NO on Proposition 23 [Dialysis Clinic Requirements Initiative]. Requiring physicians to be present for routine procedures is counter to the current trend of using trained, certified medical professionals. Additionally, using clinics reduces the treatment cost to patients.
Vote NO on Proposition 24 [Consumer Personal Information Law and Agency Initiative]. Extension and modification of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018. Establishes a two-tier privacy protection system benefiting large players such as Amazon, Google and Facebook while increasing the cost of business for smaller companies. And, it establishes another state regulatory agency.
Vote NO on Proposition 25 [Replace Cash Bail with Risk Assessments Referendum]. A no vote repeals the contested legislation, Senate Bill 10 (SB 10), which replaced cash bail with a computer-generated risk assessment as whether a detainee is a flight risk or a danger to public safety. What?
According to Ballotpedia, It’s opposed by:
- California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce
- California Black Chamber of Commerce
- California Business Roundtable
- California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
- California NAACP State Conference
- California Small Business Association
- Crime Victims United of California
- Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association