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Voter Guide: YOUR VOTE COUNTS
November 8, 2016
Check BikeTheVote EndorsementsÂ here
MEASURES WE SUPPORT OR OPPOSE
NOÂ onÂ LV
The measure is aÂ shortsighted reaction to a complex set of issuesÂ facing our community and, if it passes, will have long-lasting and potentiallyÂ devastating consequencesÂ in coming decades.MEASURE LV: UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES.Â ReadÂ news, and see the list of theÂ Broadest Coalition in in Santa Monica History that Oppose Measure LVÂ
Bike The Vote L.A. UrgesÂ â€œNOâ€ Vote on Measure LVÂ and on FacebookÂ here
Bike The Vote member,Â Shane Phillips, wrote an incredible guide to State Propositions and local ballot measures on the November ballotÂ here
Great article on regional and global implications onÂ CurbedLAÂ
YESÂ on GS & GSH
Measure GSHÂ is a half-cent sales tax measure â€“ funded largely by tourists â€“ that will provide new revenues to the City of Santa Monica.Â Measure GSÂ says those new funds should be used for our local public schools and affordable housing programs – two pillars of our community that are woefully under-funded. New funds will be locally controlled and cannot be taken away by the State. Endorsements and moreÂ HERE
YESÂ on V
For 87 years Santa Monica College has been the premier Community College in California. SMC isÂ number one in transfersÂ to the University of California and provides overÂ 100 affordable fieldsÂ of study and job-training programs.
50% of Santa Monica High School studentsÂ attend SMC. SMC servesÂ 1,000 veteransÂ each year.
As technology changes the workplace and the cost of higher education soars, access to a high quality Community College education with safe, modern, and efficient facilities adaptable to changes in technology is more important than ever.
Measure V allows SMC to better meet the needs of our community by completing the 2010 Master Plan:
Â YESÂ onÂ Measure M
The measure willÂ provide approximatelyÂ $120 billion over 40 yearsÂ for transportation projects. Of that money,Â over $4 billionÂ is set asideÂ for walking and biking.Â Measure M will give Los Angeles CountyÂ its firstÂ sustained source of funding for walking and biking projects.
#MakeLACounty more walk and bikeable, livable and connected! MoreÂ HERE
YESÂ on A
Raises much needed money for parks and public open spaces. Not only will it help improve the quality of life for park-poor parts of our region like South L.A., Koreatown, and East L.A., but will also supplement our resources to increase access to open space in the park-poor parts of Santa Monica.Â Endorsements and moreÂ HERE
YESÂ onÂ HHH
Prop HHH is a common-sense, cost-effective approach to solving the problems of growing homelessness, increasing encampments, and at-risk populations of homeless women and children, seniors and veterans.Â Endorsements and moreÂ HERE
YESÂ onÂ 67 (NO on 65)
Proposition 67 is a statewide measure to uphold the ban on single-use plastic bags. This measure is an important step towards sustainability, less waste and protecting the environment. Endorsements and moreÂ HERE