Tomorrow’s primary election contains two Propositions, Prop 98 and Prop 99. The Official Voter Information Guide mailed to residents by the State of California describes both Propositions as involving “eminent domain,” the government’s taking of private property for a “public use.” Prop 98 seems to be getting the most attention. AARP describes it as “a deceptive measure placed on the ballot by wealthy apartment and mobile home park landlords.” The League of Women Voters of California states that “[h]idden provisions eliminate rent control and renter protections, jeopardize environmental protections and threaten other laws that protect our communities.” Yikes.
I plan to do some studying tonight, and some voting tomorrow. How about you?