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 Town staff say that over the next 12 months SB1 funding will be used to pave 104 streets in Danville, and if repealed the town would lose $800,000 to $900,000 in transportation funding each year.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.