Danville Town Council to discuss positions on Propositions 1 and 6

League of California Cities recommends Yes on Prop. 1; No on Prop. 6

The Danville Town Council will consider taking an official position on two state propositions voters will have to decide on come November, at its study session Tuesday morning.

At the behest of the League of California Cities, the Danville Town Council will consider taking a position on Proposition 6, the Gas and Vehicle Tax Repeal Initiative, and Proposition 1, the Veterans and Affordable Housing Act.

If approved, Proposition 6 would repeal SB1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act, a gas tax that is set to raise $54 billion over the next decade to fix roads, freeways, and bridges in California. Town staff say that over the next 12 months SB1 funding will be used to pave 104 streets in Danville, and if repealed the town would lose $800,000 to $900,000 in transportation funding each year.

The League of California Cities is recommending that municipalities oppose Proposition 6 and vote "no" come November.

Proposition 1 places a $4 billion general obligation bond on the ballot to fund affordable housing programs for people with disabilities and military veterans living in California.

Pending voter approval, $1.5 billion of Proposition 1 funds will go towards the Multifamily Housing Program, and $1 billion for the military housing program CalVet. The remaining $1.5 billion will be divided amongst six different programs that support low-income families and individuals.

The League of California is recommending cities support Proposition 1.

The Town Council is set to hold its study session Tuesday 9 a.m., at the Danville Town Offices, 510 La Gonda Way.

In other business

*Council members will begin making preparations for the 37th annual Mayor’s Installation and Community Service Awards, set to be held on Dec. 4.

The Town Council will review past winners and draft an agenda for the award ceremony. Each council member will nominate three candidates to receive the awards, who will then be reviewed by the council at their Oct. 9 study session.

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Posted by Herman Glates
a resident of Danville
on Sep 11, 2018 at 8:51 am

Herman Glates is a registered user.

If they ask for a tax increase, they know people will say no.

So they try and trick you. They tell you the money will be spent on people with disabilities and military veterans, when in fact they aim to spend most of it on government welfare housing.

California is already the highest taxed state in the nation.

Sorry, we can’t afford to raise taxes just to buy houses for people.

If you can’t afford to live here, move to Omaha or some other place that is more reasonably priced.

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Posted by Paul
a resident of Diablo
on Sep 11, 2018 at 9:11 am

The remaining $1.5 billion will go toward housing illegals also which they are not telling you. California cannot afford anymore bond issues.

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Posted by Marianne
a resident of Danville
on Sep 12, 2018 at 9:10 am

We support Prop1. The Cal Vet loan program is wonderful and we were able to use it when my husband got out of the army during the Vietnam War. For all those people who support veterans, this is a way to put your money where your mouth is.
We all know that housing costs are through the roof. Thie Multi Family Housing program is a way that young families will be able to afford a home of their own.

As far a Prop 6 goes, We strongly oppose it. If you want safe roads, this is the only way to do it!

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