Yes, the ballot you recently received, or are about to receive is loaded with state and local ballot measures. The Oxnard Chamber sifted through the state propositions and took the following positions:
Prop 15 – OPPOSE STRONGLY
Prop 15 will be the largest property tax increase in state history at $11.5 BILLION per year.
Unless defeated by voters, the measure shreds long-standing Prop 13 protections that have kept property taxes affordable and provided every taxpayer that buys a home or operates business with certainty that they can afford their property tax bills in the future. Prop 15 repeals these protections for business property by requiring reassessment at current market value at least every three years.
Prop 15’s higher property taxes will cause rents to skyrocket for small businesses and the cost of living to increase for all Californians. That’s why small businesses, farmers, social justice organizations, and taxpayer advocates across California oppose this massive tax increase.
Prop 19 – SUPPORT
Prop 19 Limits Property Tax Increases on Primary Residences for Seniors, People with Severe Disabilities, Families, and Wildfire and Natural Disaster Victims.
Prop 21 – OPPOSE
Prop 21 would repeal portions of the state’s existing rental housing laws (Costa Hawkins) and open the door for extreme forms of rent control to be enacted at the local level. It is nearly identical to 2018’s Prop 10, which voters rejected by nearly 20 points.
Prop 21 would allow for permanent price caps on all forms of housing, including single family homes and condos. Prop 21 contains:
Independent academic experts from Stanford and UC Berkeley agree that policies like Prop 21 discourage new construction and reduce availability of affordable and middle-class housing, driving up rents for many Californians.
Furthermore, Prop 21 undermines a new, statewide rent control law, just months after the law went into effect. Governor Newsom and the Legislature, with the support of numerous stakeholders, recently passed some of the strongest statewide rent control and renter protections in the nation. Assembly Bill 1482, which became law on January 1, 2020, ensures renters will not face extreme rent hikes or be unfairly evicted from their homes. The new law also provides stability for property owners. It ensures the rental housing supply is not diminished and housing continues to be built.
Prop 23 – OPPOSE
Prop 23 would force community dialysis clinics to cut services and close – putting the lives of vulnerable dialysis patients at serious risk.