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					                                                                                              Agenda Date: 5/25/2010
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NAPA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Board Agenda Letter

TO:               Board of Supervisors
FROM:             Florin, Lawrance - Director
                  Community and Intergovernmental Affairs Division
REPORT BY:        Lawrance Florin, COM AND INTERGOV AFFAIRS MGR - 253-4621
SUBJECT:          Ballot Initiatives for June 8, 2010, Election


RECOMMENDATION
Community and Intergovernmental Affairs Manager, on behalf of the Legislative Subcommittee, will present a
report on the June 8, 2010 ballot propositions. The Legislative Subcommittee is recommending the full board take
the following actions (unanimous vote required):

   1. Proposition 13 - Limits on Property Tax Assessment. Seismic Retrofitting of Existing Buildings: SUPPORT
   2. Proposition 14 - Increases Right to Participate in Primary Elections: SUPPORT
   3. Proposition 15 - California Fair Elections Act: NO POSITION
   4. Proposition 16 - Imposes New Two-Thirds Voter Approval Requirement for Local Public Electricity
      Providers: OPPOSE
   5. Proposition 17 - Allows Auto Insurance Companies to Base Their Prices in Part on a Driver's History of
      Insurance Coverage: NO POSITION



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
On January 29, 2010, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen assigned numbers to the five ballot measures
that were certified to appear on the June 8, 2010 election ballot. The Legislative Subcommittee met on May 10,
2010, and recommended that the Board take the following actions on the Ballot measures (unanimous vote
required):

           1. Proposition 13 - Limits on Property Tax Assessment. Seismic Retrofitting of Existing Buildings:
              SUPPORT
           2. Proposition 14 - Increases Right to Participate in Primary Elections: SUPPORT
           3. Proposition 15 - California Fair Elections Act: NO POSITION
           4. Proposition 16 - Imposes New Two-Thirds Voter Approval Requirement for Local Public Electricity
Board Agenda Letter                                                                      Tuesday, May 25, 2010
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             Providers: OPPOSE
          5. Proposition 17 - Allows Auto Insurance Companies to Base Their Prices in Part on a Driver's History
             of Insurance Coverage: NO POSITION


PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS

   1. Staff reports.
   2. Public comments.
   3. Motion, second, discussion and vote on the item.



FISCAL IMPACT

Is there a Fiscal Impact?         No



ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION: The proposed action is not a project as defined by 14 California Code of
Regulations 15378 (State CEQA Guidelines) and therefore CEQA is not applicable.



BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION
On January 29, 2010, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen assigned numbers to the five ballot measures
that were certified to appear on the June 8, 2010 election ballot. The Legislative Subcommittee met on May 10,
2010 and recommended that the Board take positions on some of the ballot measures and no position on others.
The following are the recommendations of the committee:

          1. Proposition 13 - Limits on Property Tax Assessment. Seismic Retrofitting of Existing Buildings .
             The Legislative Subcommittee recommended that the full Board of supervisors Support this
             measure. This measure is supported by the Regional Council of Rural Counties (RCRC). California
             State Association of Counties (CSAC) does not have a position on this measure.
          2. Proposition 14 - Increases Right to Participate in Primary Elections . The Legislative
             Subcommittee has recommended that the full Board of Supervisors support this measure. RCRC
             Support this Measure. CSAC does not have a position.
          3. Proposition 15 - California Fair Elections Act. The Legislative Subcommittee has not taken a
             position on this measure. RCRC has not considered and does not have a position. CSAC does not
             have a position.
          4. Proposition 16 - Imposes New Two-Thirds Voter Approval Requirement for Local Public
             Electricity Providers. The Legislative Subcommittee has recommended that the full Board of
             Supervisors oppose this measure. Both RCRC and CSAC oppose this measure.
          5. Proposition 17 - Allows Auto Insurance Companies to Base Their Prices in Part on a Driver's
             History of Insurance Coverage. The Legislative Subcommittee has not taken a position on this
             measure. Both RCRC and CSAC have not considered and do not have a position on this measure.

Summary of the measures are attached.
Board Agenda Letter            Tuesday, May 25, 2010
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SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
A . Ballot Measures


                       CEO Recommendation: Approve
                          Reviewed By: Maiko Klieman

				
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