There are many important decisions on the November 3 ballot. Consider candidates, propositions, and measures carefully.
Proposition 15: Oppose. The stated goals of the proposition cannot overcome the fact that it doesn’t work. Prop 13 needs reform, and education needs support; Prop 15 accomplishes neither.
Proposition 19: Oppose. Prop. 19 perpetuates California property tax inequity.
Proposition 21: Oppose. High rents in California are due to a shortage in the housing supply.
Measure M: Support. The Cupertino Chamber of Commerce unanimously endorses maintaining the existing parcel tax to support strong academic programs at the Fremont Union High School District.
Measure S: Support. Protect clean and safe water, renew the existing parcel tax of the Santa Clara Valley Water District without increasing rates.
Measure T: Support. Continue protecting and preserving natural open spaces without increasing taxes.
Measure RR: Support. Preserve Caltrain service, support regional economic recovery, prevent traffic congestion with cleaner and quieter electric trains.