June 5 Voter Guide

June 5 Voter Guide

 

PRIMARY RACES
Vote for one, top two advance to November election. Elect a West County team!

Lieutenant Governor Gayle McLaughlin
Contra Costa County DA Diana Becton*
County Supervisor John Gioia
Assembly District 15 Jovanka Beckles

 

STATE PROPOSITIONS

Prop 68 Yes Creates a $4 billion fund for parks in low income neighborhoods
Prop 69 No Dedicates diesel tax receipts to transportation projects
Prop 70 No Requires a 2/3rds vote of the legislature to spend cap and trade funds
Prop 71 Yes Moves effective date of ballot propositions to 5 days after election certification
Prop 72 Yes Excludes rainwater collection systems from property tax

 

CITY OF RICHMOND
Measure E Yes
Charter Amendment creates a Department of Children and Youth with a community oversight board and requires increased funding of youth programs and services from the general fund with significant use of non-profit community organizations (The Richmond Kids First Initiative)

Measure K Yes
Charter Amendment to modify Measure E if it is passed. Modifications include removal of the requirement to use non-profits for a significant portion of the youth services defined in E, and providing that funding obligations beginning on July 1, 2021, are contingent on passage of a general tax measure for the City of Richmond

County Sheriff - Write in “No Confidence”
Current Sheriff David Livingston is running unopposed but has supported the expansion of the County’s contract with ICE and has prioritized jail expansion over providing services that would reduce recidivism and the need for jails. The write-in is the recommendation of the Contra Costa Racial Justice Coalition as well as the RPA — let’s send him a message!

 

* Candidates marked with an asterisk haven’t yet pledged to run for office free of corporate donations. The RPA only endorses candidates who make this pledge, so these candidates are supported by the RPA but not officially endorsed