GPCA position on Proposition 72

Ranked Choice Vote ID 143
Ranked Choice Vote

GPCA position on Proposition 72:

SCA 9 (Resolution Chapter 1, Statutes of 2018), Glazer.

Property tax: new construction exclusion: rain water capture system.

Number of Seats 1
Ranked Choice Vote Administrator Victoria Ashley, Brian Good, Laura Wells, Eric Brooks, Mike Goldbec
Discussion

02/12/2018 - 03/25/2018

Voting 03/26/2018 - 04/01/2018
Voting ends at Midnight Pacific Time
 
   
Result  

Presens Quorum

 

Candidates

Endorse

Oppose

No Position

Abstain


Background

This is the ranked choice vote for the GPCA to take a position on Proposition 72: SCA 9 (Resolution Chapter 1, Statutes of 2018), Glazer. Property tax: new construction exclusion: rain water capture system.

The choices are to rank 'endorse', 'oppose', 'no position' and/or 'abstain.' Delegates can rank as many or few of these options in their order of preference.

An 'endorse' vote would mean the GPCA would endorse Proposition 72.

An 'oppose' vote means the GPCA would oppose Proposition 72.

A 'no position' vote means the GPCA would not take a position on Proposition 72.

An 'abstain' vote means the voter is not expressing a preference, but is voting to help achieve quorum.

Any of these position that receives 2/3 after all preferences are transferred is the position of the party. If neither 'endorse' nor 'opposes' receive 2/3, the GPCA's position will be 'no position'.

The proposition is listed below with a link to the full text.

 

Proposition 72

SCA 9 (Resolution Chapter 1, Statutes of 2018), Glazer.

Property tax: new construction exclusion: rain water capture system.

 

Link to full text: http://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/ballot-measures/pdf/sca-9.pdf

 

Recommendation of the Green Party of Alameda County:

Prop 72 -- YES

Rainwater Capture Systems Excluded from Property Tax Assessments 

This measure simply adds the words "rainwater capture systems" to a short list of other helpful property improvements (such as solar panels, wheelchair ramps, and fire sprinkler systems) which are already EXCLUDED from the "new construction" provision in property tax reassessments.  According to the author of the measure, state senator Steve Glazer of Orinda (Contra Costa county), this proposal is modeled after similar 1980s legislation that added a property tax exclusion for solar systems

The measure was unanimously endorsed by both houses of the state legislature and no one is on record in the official state of California voter information guide as opposing this measure, either. It's kind of odd that it's on the ballot at all, but that will raise consciousness about this simple Green-value home improvement.

 

Candidates:

Endorse

Oppose

No Position

Abstain

 

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