Your essential guide to 17 California propositions, 12 San Diego ballot measures and 2 countywide measures

Voting has begun in San Diego County and across the state, so we’re here to make it easy on you. Print this guide and take it to the polls or use it as you fill out a ballot at home. It includes links to official summaries and all of The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board’s endorsements. To read our candidate endorsements, click here. For even more information, view our full voter guide.

51

Borrows $9 billion in school bonds

Authorizes $9 billion in state bonds to pay for construction and upgrades at K-12 public schools and community colleges.
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote no.
52

Restricts diverting funds away from Medi-Cal

Firms up funding for Medi-Cal health programs by limiting how much in hospital fees the Legislature can divert to other needs.
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote yes.
53

Forces statewide vote on government bonds bigger than $2 billion

Requires state voter approval for projects that use $2 billion or more in state revenue bonds.
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote no.
54

Requires legislation to be published online before final vote

Requires legislation to be posted online for at least 72 hours before Legislature can give final approval
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote yes.
55

Extends income tax rates for wealthy

Extends by 12 years income taxes on the very wealthy that would otherwise expire at end of 2018.ms
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote no.
56

Raises tobacco tax by $2 a pack

Increases by $2 the tax on a pack of cigarettes, with most revenue going to fund Medi-Cal and some to anti-smoking efforts.
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote yes.
57

Makes new parole rules for nonviolent felons

Makes it easier for some felons, including all who committed nonviolent crimes, to receive parole.
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote no.
58

Repeals bilingual education ban

Reverses a 1998 state ballot measure and allows for bilingual education in public schools without parental consent.
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote no.
59

Instructs California officials to work for Citizens United repeal

Takes a stand against 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling blocking limits on political speech by corporations and unions
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote no.
60

Requires condoms for porn actors

Requires use of condoms in adult films during sex; allows individuals to sue over violations
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote no.
61

Puts price limits on prescription drugs for state agencies

Bans state agencies from buying prescription drugs for more than paid by U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote no.
62

Repeals the death penalty

Bans the death penalty for crimes tried in state courts
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote yes.
63

Institutes a number of gun controls

Requires background checks to purchase ammunition and bans certain types of ammunition magazines
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote yes.
64

Legalizes marijuana

Legalizes recreational use of marijuana by those 21 and older imposes state tax on marijuana sales
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote yes.
65

Redirects plastic bag fees to environmental programs

Requires grocery stores to put proceeds from sale of carry-out bags into a fund benefitting the environment
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote no.
66

Speeds up death penalty process

Streamlines death-penalty appeals process in state courts
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote no.
67

Ratifies or overturns single-use plastic bag ban

Bans stores from giving customers single-use plastic or paper bags
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote yes.
A

Levies a half-cent sales tax for transportation and more

Helps SANDAG raise billions of dollars over 40 years for transit projects, highway improvements and infrastructure
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote no.
B

Builds a 1,700-home development near Valley Center

Lets developer Accretive Investments build Lilac Hills Ranch, sidestepping traditional county permitting process
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote no.
C

Approves a Chargers stadium and convention center annex

Raises hotel taxes to finance construction of a stadium and convention center annex in downtown San Diego
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote no.
D

Raises hotel taxes and clears way for major development

Generates money that could help build a convention center annex and a stadium with multiple caveats
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote no.
E

Makes it easier to remove city officials for wrongdoing

Creates new ways to remove and replace city officials who have committed crimes or other wrongdoing
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote yes.
F

Increases job security for deputy city attorneys

Reduces the probationary period for new deputy city attorneys from two years to one year
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote yes.
G

Makes changes to the Citizens' Review Board on Police Practices

Changes the panel's name and allows the city council and not just the mayor to regulate how it operates
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote yes.
H

Amends the city's purchasing and contracting process

Requires certain city contracts be awarded through a competitive process
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote yes.
I

Allows San Diego High School to stay in Balboa Park

Resolves a dispute about whether the school should be allowed to remain on city parkland
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote no.
J

Redirects money to Mission Bay Park and other parks

Increases how much money is directed from Mission Bay Park's leases to other parks, including Balboa Park
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote no.
K

Requires November runoff elections in city races

Forces the top two finishers in the June primary for City Council, mayor and city attorney to run again in November
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote yes.
L

Requires November votes for citizen initiatives

Mandates ballot measures born of signature-gathering campaigns must be on the ballot in November, not in June
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote no.
M

Raises the cap on affordable housing units

Raises a cap on how many affordable housing units San Diego can build from 10,500 to 49,180
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote yes.
N

Imposes a city sales tax on marijuana businesses

Taxes businesses that sell recreational marijuana from 5 percent to 15 percent, if Proposition 64 passes
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board says vote yes.

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