November 2018 Local Ballot Recommendations
Read our recommendations on the November 6 ballot measures for San Jose and Santa Clara and VOTE with the League.
Measure T: City of San Jose $650 million General Obligation Bond Measure for Disaster Preparedness, Public Safety and Infrastructure
The City of San Jose is sitting on a time bomb with $1.9 billion in unmet/deferred repairs and maintenance needed for city’s critical infrastructure. Until this is addressed, the city’s capacity to respond to emergencies and disasters is jeopardized — and would result in significantly higher risk/exposure and costs in the long-term. This measure will upgrade and improve the city’s 911 emergency system and facilities, repair deteriorating bridges vulnerable to earthquakes, fix streets in some of the worst conditions, and take action to prevent flooding and protect against water quality contamination. The League urges support.
Measure V: City of San Jose $450 million General Obligation Bond Measure for Affordable Housing
While market rates and luxury housing construction is booming - there continues to be inadequate housing built for a large segment of workers in the low to middle-income category, and for those who are transitioning from homelessness. Measure V would enable the City of San Jose to purchase land, construct new affordable housing, and acquire/rehabilitate existing units that will be restricted as affordable for the long-term. This measure would add significantly add to regional effort to increase housing stock and specifically address much-needed affordable housing. The League urges support.
The League does not have positions on the other two city ballot measures and is therefore neutral on both.