NOVEMBER 2020 ELECTION

 

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Election Night Results

    

SCV CHAMBER ENDORSEMENTS - CANDIDATES

California’s 21st State Senate District
Hon. Scott Wilk

 

California’s 38th Assembly District
Suzette Martinez Valladares

 

Santa Clarita City Council
Hon. Cameron Smyth
Jason Gibbs

 

 

College of the Canyon Board of Trustees
Tony Watson - Area 2
Fred Arnold - Area 3

Hon. Michele Jenkins - Area 4

 

Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency
Hon. Gary Martin - District 1

Karla Waymire - District 1

Hon. Ed Colley - District 2

Piotr Orzechowski - District 2

Hon. BJ Atkins - District 3

Hon. Maria Gutzeit - District 3

 

William S. Hart Union High School District
Hon. Linda Storli - Area 1

Hon. Steve Sturgeon - Area 4

 

Saugus Union School District
Matthew Watson - Area 4

    

SCV CHAMBER POSITIONS - STATEWIDE PROPOSITIONS

PROPOSITION 15: SPLIT ROLL

Increases funding for public schools, community colleges, and local government services by changing tax assessment of commercial and industrial property.

Increases funding for K-12 public schools, community colleges, and local governments by requiring that commercial and industrial real property be taxed based on current market value. Exempts from this change: residential properties; agricultural properties; and owners of commercial and industrial properties with combined value of $3 million or less. Increased education funding will supplement existing school funding guarantees. Exempts small businesses from personal property tax; for other businesses, exempts $500,000 worth of personal property.

OPPOSED

 

 

PROPOSITION 19: PROPERTY TAX BREAKS AND CLOSING THE “LEBOWSKI LOOPHOLE” (ACA 11)

Allow homeowners who are over 55, disabled or victims of natural disaster to take a portion of their property tax base with them when they sell their home and buy a new one. It would also limit the ability of new homeowners who inherit properties to keep their parents’ or grandparents’ low property tax payments. Most of the additional money raised would go into a state fire response fund.

SUPPORT

 

 

PROPOSITION 21: RENT CONTROL

Expands local governments' authority to enact rent control on residential property.

Amends state law to allow local governments to establish rent control on residential properties over 15 years old. Allows rent increases on rent-controlled properties of up to 15 percent over three years from previous tenant’s rent above any increase allowed by local ordinance. Exempts individuals who own no more than two homes from new rent-control policies. In accordance with California law, provides that rent-control policies may not violate landlords’ right to a fair financial return on their property.

OPPOSED

 

 

PROPOSITION 22: SELF-EMPLOYMENT FOR RIDE-HAIL AND OTHER APP-DRIVERS

Changes employment classification rules for app-based transportation and delivery drivers. 

Establishes different criteria for determining whether app-based transportation (rideshare) and delivery drivers are “employees” or “independent contractors.” Independent contractors are not entitled to certain state-law protections afforded employees—including minimum wage, overtime, unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation. Instead, companies with independent-contractor drivers will be required to provide specified alternative benefits, including minimum compensation and healthcare subsidies based on engaged driving time, vehicle insurance, safety training, and sexual harassment policies. Restricts local regulation of app-based drivers; criminalizes impersonation of such drivers; requires background checks.

SUPPORT

 

 

PROPOSITION 24: STRONGER CONSUMER PRIVACY LAWS

Amends consumer privacy laws.

Permits consumers to: (1) prevent businesses from sharing personal information; (2) correct inaccurate personal information; and (3) limit businesses’ use of “sensitive personal information”—such as precise geolocation; race; ethnicity; religion; genetic data; union membership; private communications; and certain sexual orientation, health, and biometric information. Changes criteria for which businesses must comply with these laws. Prohibits businesses’ retention of personal information for longer than reasonably necessary. Triples maximum penalties for violations concerning consumers under age 16. Establishes California Privacy Protection Agency to enforce and implement consumer privacy laws and impose administrative fines. Requires adoption of substantive regulations.

OPPOSED

    

CANDIDATE FORUMS

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