An open letter to Gov. Gavin Newsome from David Butler, United Chamber Advocacy Network (UCAN) advocate.
United Chamber Advocacy Network (UCAN) Recommended Positions on Statewide Ballot Measures – Nov. 3, 2020
Includes recommended ballot positions on:
- Prop 15 – Commercial Property Taxes – Vote No
- Prop 19 – Property Tax Transfer – Vote Yes
- Prop 20 – Criminal Sentence Enhancements – Vote Yes
- Prop 21 – Rental Housing Regulations – Vote No
- Prop 22 – App-based Independent Contractors – Vote Yes
El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee’s
Primary 2020 Voting Guide
WE’VE DONE OUR HOMEWORK – PLEASE DO YOURS
GET OUT AND VOTE
Supervisor District One The PAC is supporting incumbent John Hidahl
John has been a dedicated elected official serving our community for the past four years with a commitment to what is best for the entire community. He is fair and balanced and he has made decisions and voted for what is right, legal and sometimes not the easy choice. We believe John has proven his loyalty to his constituents and the people of the entire county.
“Accountability”, “accessibility”, “sound fiscal management”, and “planning for the future” aren’t just words or slogans to Ken Pimlott. They are principles to live by. Ken spent over three decades as a firefighter, and worked his way through the ranks, retiring as the Chief of CAL FIRE, the State’s largest fire department. He is a lifelong Californian. “Accountability”, “accessibility”, “sound fiscal management”, and “planning for the future” aren’t just words or slogans to Ken Pimlott. They are principles to live by. Ken spent over three decades as a firefighter, and worked his way through the ranks, retiring as the Chief of CAL FIRE, the State’s largest fire department. He is a lifelong Californian. Ken believes in sensible and responsible growth, budget accountability and ensuring our County is prepared for emergencies, including catastrophic wildfire.
Placerville City Council – The PAC is supporting incumbent Michael Saragosa
Michael has proven himself to be a champion and defender for the city of Placerville. He has a track record of fairness, and responsibility. Michael’s background in public policy provides a new prospective as a Council Member allowing him to look at issues not just through the lens of an elected official, but rather to use his experience as context to draw on when making decisions.
Placerville City Council – The PAC is supporting Jackie Neau
Jackie intends to gain control over the growing homeless situation She will encourage local businesses to grow and prosper to generate revenue to pay for necessary services. She’ll work to keep our town safe from Wildfires, she has a focus on improving Traffic Flow and rebuilding deteriorating infrastructure. And balancing the budget. Jackie has served on the City Park & Rec commission for 9 years, 8 years as the chair. She sits on countless committees for the city, county & transportation commission for projects and master plans. Jackie will be a strong advocate for the city.
El Dorado Irrigation District – The PAC is supporting Brian Veerkamp
Brian is a proven leader with a legacy of accomplishments and support for the county of El Dorado. Brain’s background and experience as a Fire Chief and his recent service of two terms on the County Board of Supervisors bring the knowledge and innovation needed to serve on the EID Board. As the Supervisor and the Chairman of the Board he served on many organizations and agencies regarding water issues in our county and region. He will hit the ground running with leadership and experience.
- Prop 14; Authorizes $5,5000,000,000 in state bonds to fund stem cell research. Earlier state taxpayers supplied medical research funds were spent without accountable results. – NO
- Prop 15; Claims to provide additional funding for schools, it is actually a plan to alter prop 13 by reassessing commercial, industrial and some agricultural property as a funding source. Prop 13 split roll initiative – NO
- Prop 16; This affirmative action initiative would extend preferential treatment to people of some races by holding higher standards for people of other races – NO
- Prop 17; This restores the right to vote to 40,000 formerly incarcerated Californians – NO
- Prop 18; Permits 17-year-olds to vote in primary elections if they turn 18 by the next general election – NO
- Prop 19; the measure sounds good and we fought for a yes vote until we learned how it is funded. It is funded by reassessing farmland upon a farmer’s death. This means farms that are generational will be the hardest hit. – Hard to pick a YES or NO.
- Prop 20; Authorizes felony sentences for some crimes that were changed to misdemeanors by AB109, prop 47 and prop 57 such as raping an unconscious woman – YES
- Prop 21; Expands the authority of the state government to enact rent control on residential property – NO
- Prop 22; Corrects part of AB5 the independent contractor issue and will permit delivery drivers, Uber and Lyft drivers to work as independent contractors – YES
- Prop 23; Forms a state agency to regulate kidney dialysis clinics – NO
- Prop 24; Amends consumer privacy laws and creates another state agency – NO
- Prop 25; An obscurely written proposition. A no vote repeals SB10 and supports the return of bail bonds.
These explanations are obviously abbreviated. We encourage you do review your ballot and GET OUT AND VOTE.