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San Joaquin County, CA November 2, 2010 Election
Measure G
Meeting Stockton's Housing Needs
City of Stockton

Majority Approval Required

Pass: 40005 / 73.83% Yes votes ...... 14182 / 26.17% No votes

See Also: Index of all Measures

Results as of Nov 23 1:19pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (167/167)
Information shown below: Impartial Analysis | Arguments |

Without increasing local taxes, and only by using existing affordable housing funding, shall public or publicly assisted housing providers, within the City of Stockton, according to the City's General Plan, construct, develop, acquire, rehabilitate, and/or convert housing project(s) into decent, safe, sanitary, and uncrowded units for low-income, elderly, or handicapped persons, up to 500 units annually, for ten years, with any unused units carried over annually?

Impartial Analysis from the Stockton City Attorney
Article XXXIV of the California Constitution requires approval by a majority of the voters prior to development, construction, or acquisition of any "low rent housing project." In 1990 and 2000, the voters approved an identical measure. "Low rent housing project" includes any living accommodations for persons of low income, assisted by federal or state dollars, to provide decent, safe, uncrowded, and sanitary housing which is affordable. This measure, if approved by a majority of the voters, re-authorizes development, construction, acquisition, or conversion of up to 500 units within the City for low income, elderly, and/or handicapped persons annually for an additional ten years. Any units not allocated to a specific project are carried over to subsequent years. Assisted projects, whether sponsored by a governmental body or private housing provider, must secure an allocation of units from the annual authorization prior to development. Approval of this measure does not increase local taxes nor authorize any particular development.

August 5, 2010

/s/ John M. Luebberke, Interim City Attorney

"The above statement is an Impartial Analysis of Measure G. If you desire a copy of Measure G, please call the Stockton City Clerk's office at (209) 937-8459 and a copy will be mailed at no cost to you."

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Arguments For Measure G
Federal and state dollars are available to help provide affordable housing for low income residents of Stockton, including but not limited to blind, elderly, handicapped and disabled persons. Such housing is in extremely short supply and is urgently needed to meet the needs of local residents. The passage of Measure G will allow public or publicly assisted private providers of housing to construct, acquire, rehabilitate and/or convert a limited but sustained number of small housing developments for low and moderate-income people. This measure also will help improve existing housing by allowing the rehabilitation of substandard housing throughout the City. Your vote for this measure will help provide the critically needed, affordable housing for families, elderly and disabled people of our community who can't afford the cost of housing, and will use existing funding designated specifically for this use. Funding will not come from the City of Stockton's general fund.

Submitted by:

/s/ Carol J. Ornelas /s/ Joan M. Richards, Campaign for Common Ground /s/ John Shores, Habitat for Humanity

(No arguments against Measure G were submitted)

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