While the national election has held the spotlight this fall, voters today will be asked to consider an unusual number of local ballot measures related to housing. Here’s a sampling of some of the funding, land use, and rent control-related measures on local ballots throughout California:
Local Housing Funding
- Measure A1 in Alameda County: $580 million bond for affordable rental and homeownership, including preservation of existing affordable housing.
- Measure A in Santa Clara County: $950 million bond for a range of needs from supportive housing to housing for moderate-income households.
- Propositions J and K in San Francisco: K increases SF sales tax by three-quarters of a cent. J puts a 1/4 cent towards homeless services and 1/2 cent towards transportation.
- Proposition C in San Francisco: Redirects some unused bond funds to affordable housing.
- Measure K in San Mateo County: Extends existing half-cent sales tax, proceeds of which fund a variety of services including homelessness prevention and affordable housing.
- Proposition HHH in Los Angeles: $1.2 billion housing and homelessness bond.
- Measures GS and GSH in Santa Monica: Half-cent city sales tax increase and accompanying advisory vote that would designate half of the revenue to affordable housing.
- Measure U1 in Berkeley: Would increase local gross receipts tax on landlords, raising about $4M annually for affordable housing.
Land Use and Housing Approvals
- Measure JJJ in Los Angeles: Requires housing developers seeking zoning changes to build or fund affordable housing and pay fair wages.
- Measure LV in Santa Monica would require voter approval for development projects that exceed certain size or height requirements, with exceptions for some affordable housing developments.
- Proposition M in San Francisco: Would establish a new Housing and Development Commission with oversight over the work of the Mayor’s Office of Housing.
- Proposition P in San Francisco: Would require competitive bidding for certain affordable housing funding.
- Proposition U in San Francisco: Would significantly increase income levels (up to 110% of median) for city-required affordable housing production.
- Measure M1 in Alameda: Limits rent increases to 65% of CPI and establishes “just cause” for evictions.
- Measure R in Burlingame: Limits rent increases to 100% of CPI and establishes “just cause” for evictions.
- Measure L in Richmond: Limits rent increases to 100% of CPI and establishes “just cause” for evictions.
- Measure Q in San Mateo: Limits rent increases to 100% of CPI but no more than 8% and establishes “just cause” for evictions.
- Measure V in Mountain View: Limits rent increases to 2-5%, and establishes “just cause” for evictions
- Measure JJ in Oakland: Strengthens Oaklands existing just cause and rent stabilization ordinances.
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