California Property Tax, Rent Control Ballot Measures Now Have Names and Numbers
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California election officials assigned numbers to a dozen statewide initiatives on the November ballot, including the high-profile property tax and rent control measures that are vehemently opposed by the commercial real estate industry and other business groups.
Secretary of State Alex Padilla this week presented the newly numbered rent control and split-roll property tax propositions along with six other initiatives that qualified for the Nov. 3 ballot through the collection of voter signatures. Four initiatives that propose state constitutional amendments that were approved in June by the State Legislature are also scheduled to be on the ballot.
The 12 measures range from initiatives that would allow voting by parolees and some 17-year-olds to a proposition that would reinstate affirmative action in California for the first time in 24 years by repealing Proposition 209, an initiative passed by voters in 1996 that prohibits state agencies and universities from awarding government contracts or admitting students to colleges and universities on the basis of race, gender or ethnicity.
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