In the months leading up to Tuesday’s election SDCTA provided in-depth analysis of 22 ballot measures. Among those measures, voters sided with the Taxpayers Association 17 times. See detail below.
The San Diego County Taxpayers Association PAC invested in advertisements for 5 of the 22 measures, and in each case voters agreed with the PAC’s recommendations.
San Diegans voted no on Measures C and D, rejecting tax increases for a new stadium for the Chargers and a convention center annex.
Measure X was also defeated, protecting taxpayers from a tax increase in the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District.
Measure BB was approved, providing new bond revenue to Grossmont Union High School District for important school improvement projects.
Lastly, Chula Vista voters approved Measure P to raise money for important infrastructure needs.
“We take our role as the region’s taxpayer watchdog seriously so we’re pleased to see voters align themselves with most of the recommendations from the Taxpayers Association,” said Haney Hong, President & CEO of the Taxpayers Association. “We’re especially proud to see how well our PAC investments performed.”
Election results for SDCTA’s 22 ballot recommendations (losses in red)
Prop 52 - Continued Hospital Fee Revenue Dedicated to Medi-Cal Unless Voters Approve Changes Initiative: Support (percentages from SD County only)
Prop 61 – Drug Price Standards Initiative: Oppose (percentages from SD County only)
Measure A – San Diego County Road Repair Transit, Traffic Relief, Safety, and Water Quality Measure: Support
Measure C – Downtown Stadium Initiative: Oppose
Measure D – Tax and Facilities Initiative: Oppose
Measure E – Charter Amendment Regarding Qualifications, Vacancy, and Removal for Mayor, City Attorney, and Council: Support
Measure F – Charter Amendment Regarding Required Term of Service for Certain Terminations or Suspensions of Deputy City Attorneys: Support
Measure H – Charter Amendment Regarding Purchasing and Contracting Processes for the City of San Diego: Support
Measure J – Charter Amendment Regarding Use of Lease Revenue from Mission Bay Park: Oppose
Measure M – Affordable Housing: Increasing the Limit on the Number of Units the City and Certain Public Agencies Are Allowed to Help Develop: Support
Measure N – Non-Medical Cannabis Business Tax: Support with conditions
Measure P – Chula Vista Half-Cent Sales Tax: Support
Measure Q – Del Mar One-Cent Sales Tax: Neutral
Measure X – Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District $348M Bond: Oppose
Measure Z – Southwestern Community College District $400M Bond: Oppose
Measure AA – Fallbrook Union High School District $45M Bond: Support
Measure BB – Grossmont Union High School District $128M Bond: Support
Measure DD – Bonsall Unified School District $58M Bond: Support
Measure EE – Cajon Valley Union School District $20M Bond: Support
Measure GG – Cardiff School District $22M Bond: Support
Measure HH – National School District $30M Bond: Neutral
Measure MM – MiraCosta Community College District $455M Bond: Support
Contact: Tony Manolatos
The San Diego County Taxpayers Association (@sdcta) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization, dedicated to promoting accountable, cost-effective and efficient government and opposing unnecessary new taxes and fees. Founded in 1945, SDCTA has spent the past 70 years saving the region’s taxpayers millions of dollars, as well as generating information to help educate the public