Nov Ballot Measures for Rocklin Voters

(Recommendations are in Red)

Placer County Measures:

No - Measure F (Placer County) Requires Simple Majority to pass Shall Placer County Code Article 3.08 governing the civil service system for employees of the County be amended so that the civil service commission will serve as a hearing body for employee grievances, disciplinary appeals, and such other matters for which a hearing is provided, but that the County's human resources department shall perform all other duties and responsibilities beyond those hearings?  It is not clear what this replaces.  Without understanding that, I would vote no.

Yes - Measure G (Placer County) Requires Simple Majority to pass Shall Article V, Section 503 of the Placer County Charter be amended to give the County Executive Officer final authority for the appointment, suspension and removal of appointive department heads other than County Counsel?  Seems reasonable, since he gets fired by the board of supervisors is he or they screw up.

No - Measure H (Placer County) Requires Simple Majority to pass Shall Article VI, Section 608 of the Placer County Charter be amended to remove bid threshold requirements in the Charter that contradict with state law?  This is BS.  When there is a conflict the superior law takes precedence. 

Yes - Measure I (Placer County) Requires Simple Majority to pass Shall Article IV, Section 403 of the Placer County Charter be amended to require that an elected official of the County must be a resident of the County for thirty (30) days prior to filing nomination papers, and must maintain residency within the County during their entire term? This looks like a Carpet bagger prohibition.

State Proposition:

NoProposition 14.   Bonds.   Issues $5.5 billion in bonds for state stem cell research institute.  This is a continuing expense without benefits for voters.  This is tax payer funding of a business that state officials want to fund.  They are using our money for a project that would be better funded by the private sector.  

NoProposition 15.   Taxes.   Requires commercial and industrial properties to be taxed based on market value and dedicates revenue.  This is the first step to erode the protections for Proposition 13.  They argue that business should pay more.  They ignore that business pass on all costs to consumers (Us).  They also ignore that the state miss-spends our money.  Giving the state more money is always a mistake.  This is also another move that will drive businesses out of California.  This is a terrible idea and they are just trying to fool us into voting for it.

NoProposition 16.   Affirmative Action.   Repeals Proposition 209 (1996), which says that the state cannot discriminate or grant preferential treatment based on race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in public employment, education, or contracting.  This is actually the oposite of fair.  This measure will allow preferences for different groups in every aspect of our lives.  Proposition 209 made it illegal to discriminate for any reason.  Proposition 209 was the ultimate fairness.  Proposition 16 is by definition unfair.  This is a fascist socialistic measure to destroy fairness in our lives.   Vote No No No…..

No Proposition 17.   Suffrage.   Restores the right to vote to people convicted of felonies who are on parole.  There is already a path for felons to regain the right to vote after they serve their parole time.  They also must repay their fines.  This measure relieves the felons from paying and serving their full sentences.  This is another soft on criminals measure from the socialist left.

No Proposition 18.   Suffrage.   Allows 17-year-olds who will be 18 at the time of the next general election to vote in primaries and special elections.  This is just stupid.  Does anyone really believe a 17 year old should be making major decisions that will effect our government, taxes and justice system.  If you have kids, you know how foolish this is.

NoProposition 19.   Taxes.   Changes tax assessment transfers and inheritance rules.  This measure has some good in it, but there is more bad for middle class home owner.  It increases the taxes on many transfers of ownership from parents to children and grand children.  It help people moving within the state to a bigger house.  I’m voting no, because there is expected to be new. tax revenues if this passes.  That suggests that this is net bad for tax payers.

YesProposition 20    Law Enforcement.   Makes changes to policies related to criminal sentencing charges, prison release, and DNA collection.  This is a wobbler.   There are some good changes that make it clearer when charging criminals.  There are new catagories that adds serial crimes and organizated crime.  This isn’t perfect, but Jerry Brown is against it, so it cannot be all bad.  

NoProposition 21.   Housing.   Expands local governments' power to use rent control.  Rent control is a bad idea.  It removes economic reasons to build appartments and rental housing.  Everywhere this happens, it goes badly.  This is another socialistic attack on a free economy.  It will also crush our states housing based economy.  This is the type of change that will continue the exit from our state.

YesProposition 22.   Business.   Considers app-based drivers to be independent contractors and enacts several labor policies related to app-based companies.  The Gig economy has helped our state.  Uber and Lift have done a great job and it all started here.  Our lawmakers are brain dead in how often they try to destroy businesses.  Their argument that drives should have more benefits is counter to the entire idea of a Gig Job.  Drives set their hours and decide what they want to do.  No one is forced to work for them.  Yes removes the over reach by our state in regulating successful businesses in ways that would destroy them.  

NoProposition 23.   Healthcare.   Requires physician on-site at dialysis clinics and consent from the state for a clinic to close.  I don’t want the state deciding anything about Healthcare.  

YesProposition 24.   Business.   Expands the provisions of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and creates the California Privacy Protection Agency to implement and enforce the CCPA.  This seems like a very good start in recovering our privacy and choices about what we share.  They should have added some controls on Facebook and their terrible fascist behaviors.

No  - Proposition 25    Trials.   Replaces cash bail with risk assessments for suspects awaiting trial.  Cash bail has worked for hundreds of years.  Since SB 10 criminals have been freed withour bail and commited new crimes within hours including murder.  The experiment of no cash bail failed in a ball of fire.  Vote No.  This is a terrible idea.