All our hard work on stopping Measure A from being on the
ballot was a SUCCESS! 
Members: Nina Caron, Marylou Columbo, Janet Gardner,
Betsy Mahan and Barbara Sloan all participated in a downtown Rally against Measure A!


There are the currently 12 items to consider on the November 2020 ballot: Below
are CFRW's recommendations.  The detailed "White Paper" on each Proposition

can be found on the CFRW Website under Capital Updates.

NO on Proposition 14 (Bonds)
More debt to fund stem cell research – Issues $5.5 billion in bonds for state stem
cell research institute. Initiative Statute.

NO on Proposition 15 (Taxes) 
Split Roll.  Requires commercial and industrial properties to be taxed based on
market value despite opposition from county assessors who say it cannot be
Initiative Constitutional Amendment

NO on Proposition 16 (Affirmative Action) 
Reintroduces racial discrimination. – Repeals Proposition 209 (1996), which
prohibited the state from considering race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national
origin in public employment, education, or contracting. 
ACA 5, Resolution Chapter 23, Statutes of 2020. 

NO on Proposition 17 (Suffrage) 
Parolee Voting – Gives the right to vote to people convicted of felonies who
are on parole. ACA 6, Resolution Chapter 24, Statutes of 2020.

NO on Proposition 18 (Suffrage) Lower voting age – Allows 17-year-olds
who will be 18 at the time of the next general election to vote in primaries and
special elections. ACA 4, Resolution Chapter 30, Statutes of 2020. 

NO on Proposition 19 (Taxes) Property Tax Portability and Transfers –
Allows for broader portability of Proposition 13 tax benefits but increases
property assessments on certain property following intergenerational
transfers where beneficiaries do not reside on the property. 
ACA 11, Resolution Chapter 31, Statutes of 2020

YES on Proposition 20 (Law Enforcement) Keep California Safe Act –
Reverses excesses of Propositions 47 and 57 which have resulted in an
increase in certain crimes.  Restricts parole for certain offenders.
Re-authorizes felony sentences for certain offenses currently treated as
misdemeanors. Initiative Statute. 

NO on Proposition 21 (Housing) Expands local governments’ authority

to enact rent control on residential property. Initiative Statute

YES on Proposition 22 (Business) Gig Economy – Considers app-based
|drivers to be independent contractors and enacts industry-specific labor
policies including minimum compensation, health care subsidies and
background checks. Initiative Statute. 

NO on Proposition 23 (Healthcare) Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney
Dialysis Clinics. Establishes Minimum Staffing and Other Requirements –
Requires physician on-site at dialysis clinics and consent from the state for a
clinic to close. Initiative Statute

NO on Proposition 24 (Business) Establishes new government agency –
Expands the provisions of the recently passed California Consumer Privacy
Act (CCPA) and creates the California Privacy Protection Agency to implement
and enforce the CCPA. Initiative Statute. 

NO on Proposition 25 (Trial) Referendum to overturn a 2018 law that replaced
the privately run cash bail system with a government run risk assessment
system for suspects awaiting trial. Recommend NO to retain the cash bail


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