Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce announces ballot measure positionsMai Nguyen Do October 8, 2018 0 COMMENTS
On Monday, Oct. 8 the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce announced its positions on several statewide ballot measures that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.
“The Chamber is pleased to announce our position on several state-wide ballot measures that we believe best represent the business interests of those operating in the Santa Clarita Valley,” Chairman of the Board for the Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce Troy Hooper said. “We respect the dedication from groups across the state that gathered the signatures to get the propositions on the statewide ballot.”
The chamber is supporting Proposition 1, 2 and 6. Prop. 1 authorizes bonds to fund specified housing assistance programs, Prop. 2 authorizes bonds to fund existing housing programs for individuals with mental illness and Prop. 6 eliminates certain road repair and transportation funding and requires certain fuel taxes and vehicle fees to be approved by the electorate, according to the California Secretary of State.
The chamber is opposing Prop. 10, which expands local government’s authority to enact rent control on residential property.
The chamber did not endorse every ballot measure that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.
The chamber’s endorsement process was overseen by a bi-partisan committee of chamber members which reviewed ballot initiatives that the Chamber felt would best represent the business interests of the Santa Clarita Valley.
“Each proposition was diligently reviewed for how they will affect the business community,” Hooper said.
“The chamber encourages everyone to register to vote and to get out to vote on Election Day,” Acting Executive Director John Musella said. “If you have moved or are unsure of your registration, now is the time to get registered to vote.”
This information was received via a press release from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Mai Nguyen Do is a Vietnamese American poet and researcher. She is a lifelong Santa Clarita resident and a College of the Canyons graduate. She is also the author of Ghosts Still Walking (2016) and Battlefield Blooming (2019). Find her on Twitter @DoNguyenMai.