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Ballot Measures

November 9, 2019, 9am PST
Washington voters' approval of Initiative 976, which put a limit on car tab increases as well as repealing many motor vehicle fees, will have far-reaching consequences for funding road maintenance, transit, and bike and pedestrian projects.
The Seattle Times
June 18, 2019, 8am PDT
Fundraisers have been busy in an effort to defeat the anti-development measures included in Question 200, which will appear before voters in Lakewood, Colorado in July.
The Denver Post
February 20, 2019, 2pm PST
A "white supremacist" law that blocks public housing in the state is up for repeal—again.
Los Angeles Times
November 10, 2018, 1pm PST
Nationwide, voters approved nearly 70 percent of transportation ballot measures on the ballot.
Eno Center for Transportation
October 10, 2018, 5am PDT
A bond referendum on the November ballot would help Austin increase its supply of affordable housing.
Next City
October 7, 2018, 9am PDT
A follow-up initiative to Proposition 6 would put the brakes on high-speed rail in California and funnel gas tax funds to roads.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 15, 2018, 8am PST
The State Lands Commission filed suit shortly after San Francisco voters approved Prop. B in June 2014, requiring waterfront developments exceeding height limits to obtain voter approval rather than go through the Planning Commission process.
San Francisco Examiner
December 31, 2017, 7am PST
California's housing crunch finally became a top legislative priority in 2017. More of the same is expected in 2018.
Los Angeles Times
November 6, 2017, 12pm PST
Voters around the country will go to the ballot box tomorrow to consider transportation- and infrastructure-related measures.
U.S. News & World Report
February 17, 2017, 9am PST
Los Angeles has approved new rules aimed at increasing accountability in the planning process—and at preempting a more severe approach promised by an upcoming ballot measure.
KPCC
November 14, 2016, 10am PST
An affordable housing measure passed in Tuesday's election has developers saying they may scrap existing building projects, meanwhile the bill’s supporters argue that the new rules will help break the housing crunch plaguing the area.
Los Angeles Times
November 11, 2016, 8am PST
Voters appear to have passed the most contentious ballot measure in San Francisco, Proposition Q, that allows city workers to remove tent encampments if shelter is available. Voters in other Bay Area counties passed taxes for affordable housing.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 10, 2016, 5am PST
More than the president was decided. Results are in on a Washington carbon tax, a California plastic bag ban, a Sunshine State restriction on solar panels, and on a ban on oil drilling in a California county that actually has oil drilling.
Planetizen
November 6, 2016, 11am PST
While billed as an "anti-fracking initiative," Measure Z in Monterey County, the 4th-largest oil-producing county in California, does far more. It bans new oil drilling and requires the cleaning of wastewater from current drilling operations.
KSBW
October 27, 2016, 1pm PDT
Involving four counties and $4.6 billion, the measure proposes a system that could put a million residents (and a million jobs) within a quarter mile of transit.
Streetsblog USA
October 27, 2016, 10am PDT
Transportation ballot measures are popular this November: over 70 populate ballots across the country. In California and elsewhere, they supplement declining federal and state funds for local infrastructure.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
August 31, 2016, 9am PDT
If you live in Detroit, Atlanta, Seattle, or Los Angeles, you have more to look forward to in November than choosing Donald or Hillary. Major decisions concerning regional transportation are on the line.
Governing
July 3, 2016, 9am PDT
The city of Tigard could make or break the proposed Southwest Corridor light rail project with a vote this November.
The Oregonian
June 23, 2016, 11am PDT
Unable to pass the measure themselves, four San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a ballot measure for November that would let voters decide on the removal of tent encampments in the city providing that housing is offered.
San Francisco Chronicle
June 9, 2016, 11am PDT
A regional measure to tax all property owners in the 9-county Bay Area to adapt to sea level rise passes; S.F. voters support raising the affordable housing bar; Richmond voters reject ballot-box planning; San José approves sales tax increase.
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