Past Meetup

Three California ballot propositions

This Meetup is past

9 people went

Every 2 weeks on Monday until December 9, 2018

Mechanics' Institute Library

57 Post St · San Francisco

How to find us

On the 4th floor of the Mechanics' Institute Library, at the end of the hall, in the Boardroom. Participation is free for members of the Mechanics Institute; otherwise there is a $5 fee.

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Details

We'll be doing something different for this debate. Of the eleven statewide propositions on the November 6 ballot, members will pick THREE of them, and we'll spend 30 MINUTES debating each one.

Now we are looking for three member volunteers to pick ballot propositions in advance of our meeting. As a volunteer, you will read up about the proposition you select, and the arguments given by its supporters and opponents. Then, at our meeting, you will share what you've learned, and be prepared to answer questions about the proposition from the other people in the room, who will also argue among themselves -- and probably with you -- about the merits of the proposition during its allotted 30 minutes.

YOU CAN VOLUNTEER FOR A PROPOSITION BY POSTING A COMMENT HERE ON THIS WEB PAGE.
If you do, be prepared to give a presentation on it for up to 5 minutes.

Full descriptions are linked from these web pages:
https://ballotpedia.org/California_2018_ballot_propositions
http://voterguide.sos.ca.gov/propositions/
http://quickguidetoprops.sos.ca.gov/propositions/2018-11-06

Summaries:
1. Issues $4 billion in bonds for housing programs and veterans' home loans.
2. Uses revenue from millionaire's tax for $2 billion in bonds for homelessness prevention housing.
3. Issues $8.877 billion in bonds for water-related infrastructure and environmental projects.
4. Issues $1.5 billion in bonds for children's hospitals.
5. Revises process for homebuyers of age 55+ or severely disabled to transfer their tax assessments.
6. Repeals 2017's fuel tax and vehicle fee increases and requires public vote on future increases.
7. Authorizes legislature to provide for permanent daylight saving time if federal government allows.
8. Requires dialysis clinics to issue refunds for revenue above a certain amount.
10. Allows local governments to regulate rent on any type of housing.
11. Allows ambulance providers to require workers to remain on call during breaks paid.
12. Bans sale of meat from animals confined in spaces below specific sizes.

JUST FOR FUN, WE HAVE AN ANONYMOUS POLL WHERE YOU CAN SHARE WHICH PROPOSITIONS INTEREST YOU:
https://www.meetup.com/sfdebate/polls/1271740/

We'll also need a MODERATOR for all three mini-debates.