Prop 68 : Environmental Bonds ($4 billion)
Reasoning: Non-specific, large debt obligation to taxpayers.
Prop 69: Gas Tax Shenanigans
Reasoning: While the SDLP supports the idea of earmarking funds already collected, we cannot support this measure because it is being used as a way of raising other spending limits by causing these transportation funds not to be counted against those limits.
Prop 70: Cap-and-Trade Funds Locked Up
Reasoning: While this does nothing to reduce the taxes and regulatory burden of the Cap-and-Trade system, it does restrict the ability of the State to spend that money.
Prop 71: Date Ballot Measures Take Effect
Reasoning: This gives the Secretary of State the ability to delay publicly approved ballot measures without recourse. In addition, this is an attempt to amend the State Constitution, without any demonstrated problem for which this is necessary.
Prop 72: Exempt Rainwater Collection From Tax Assessments
Reasoning: This is the least intrusive way of encouraging Californians to save water.
Measure A: Chula Vista Sales Tax Increase
Reasoning: New taxes are unnecessary.
Measure B: National City Term Limits
Reasoning: Allows the mayor to extend his term beyond even the current term limits.
Measure C: National City Term Limits
Reasoning: If you are in favor of term limits, this applies them to the City Council, Clerk, and Treasurer.
Measure D: Repeal Fire Tax
Reasoning: Lower taxes is a good thing.