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Post-Election Day Roundup

16 Nov

Last month we took a look at some local and state ballot measures in our pre-election rundown. Now we’re happy to report on the outcomes for Proposition C in San Francisco, Measure J in Los Angeles, and the shifting political landscape in the Inland Empire. Continue reading

It’s Voting Season: A Rundown of Select State and Local Ballot Measures

17 Oct

Election day is upon us once again. While the theatrics of the presidential race have garnered much of the nation’s attention, our friends at Ballotpedia are promising another “high-drama ballot proposition year in California.” Voters in the Golden State are facing a barrage of initiatives, measures, and propositions. We don’t have space to go over all of them here, but we’ve cherry-picked some ballot measures that may shape sustainable development outcomes statewide. This article series will start with local ballot measures for San Francisco and Los Angeles counties, then move on to a state proposition.

California: Proposition 39 – “Clean Energy Jobs Act”

17 Oct

THE PROPOSAL: If passed, Prop. 39 will require out-of-state businesses to calculate their California tax liability based on the percentage of their sales in California. The law would repeal an existing law that gives out-of-state businesses “favorable tax treatment,” and would dedicate $500 million annually to fund projects that create energy efficiency and clean energy jobs in California. The revenue to fund these projects will come from the anticipated tax revenues from the out-of-state companies. Continue reading