The Ojai City Council voted unanimously to take formal positions on four ballot measures which will appear on the November 2018 statewide ballot.

The Council supports the following three ballot measures:

  • Proposition 1: (SB 3, Beall) Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018.
  • Proposition 2: No Place Like Home “Homeless Housing” Ratification.
  • Proposition 3: Supply and Water Quality Bond Act of 2018.

The Council opposes the following ballot measure:

  • Proposition 6: Repeal of Recently Enacted State Transportation Funds

Under the rule set forth in Vargas v. City of Salinas (2009) 46 Cal.4th 1, 36, the Council may adopt a position on a ballot measure, provided that position is taken at an open meeting where all voices have an opportunity to be heard.

At its September 26, 2018 Regular Meeting, the Council placed the matter on its agenda and voted unanimously to support Propositions 1,2 and 3, and to oppose Proposition 6.

The Council’s position reflects its views on subjects of priority to the Council: Housing, water and transportation. The Council chose to take the positions in order to add its voice to the public dialogue, to help promote an informed electorate.

The positions are also supported by the League of California Cities’ board of directors, which represents a broad consensus of League member cities.

Analysis from the League of California Cities on the propositions can be found in the agenda item from the September 26, 2018 meeting, on the City’s website, here.