OCBC’s Board of Directors has taken positions on local and state propositions, and endorsed candidates, and encourages your vote as follows:
Measure EE, City of Newport Beach – SUPPORT
Measure EE is a common sense solution for ensuring Newport Beach remains a transparent and fair city. By removing outdated language from the city’s charter, Measure EE ensures Newport Beach uses the most efficient and cost effective methods of governance, saving the city and taxpayers money and time.
Measure M, Coast Community College District – SUPPORT
The $698 million bond will allow the community college district to update technology and facilities and repair classrooms and laboratories.
Measure W, City of Fullerton – SUPPORT
This public-private partnership will preserve a majority of West Coyote Hills as natural open space for the public, and provide $30 million in private funding to improve Fullerton’s roads, schools, fire protection, library technology and parks, including the opening of the Ward Nature Preserve.
Proposition 30 – Temporary Taxes to Fund Education – OPPOSE
OCBC recognizes that Prop 30 is Governor Brown’s signature initiative, and while education and workforce development are top initiatives for OCBC, this measure increases taxes without the reforms in education needed to assure efficient and effective use of taxpayer dollars, or assurances that any funding will go to the classroom for students.
Proposition 31, Government Accountability Act – SUPPORT
This measure creates a two-year state budget cycle and mandates that all bills be published at least three days prior to a legislative vote, helping to improve accountability and transparency of state government while encouraging flexibility to local governments.
Proposition 37 – Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods – OPPOSE
This measure will require labeling on raw or processed food offered for sale to consumers if the food is made from plants or animals with modified genetic materials, but is not supported by sound science, will increase food costs, incentivize frivolous litigation, and is full of nonsense exemptions for special interests.
Proposition 38 – Tax for Education and Early Childhood Programs - OPPOSE
Similar to proposition 30, this measure increases taxes without addressing education reforms that would guarantee more efficient and effective use of funding.
Proposition 39 – Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses - OPPOSE
Requires multistate businesses to calculate their California income tax liability based on the percentage of sales in California.
Tom Daly, 69th Assembly District
Janet Nguyen, 1st Supervisorial District
Todd Spitzer, 3rd Supervisorial District
Tim Jemal, South Orange County Community College District
Jordan Brandman, Anaheim City Council
Steve Chavez Lodge, Anaheim City Council
Colin McCarthy, Costa Mesa City Council
Gary Monahan, Costa Mesa City Council
Steve Mensinger, Costa Mesa City Council
Jennifer Fitzgerald, Fullerton City Council
Bruce Whitaker, Fullerton City Council
Barbara Delgleize, Huntington Beach City Council
Wendy Bucknum, Mission Viejo City Council
Frank Ury, Mayor, City of Mission Viejo
Teresa Smith, Mayor, City of Orange
Ray Grangoff, Orange City Council
Mark Murphy, Orange City Council
Eric Alderete, Santa Ana City Council, Ward 3
Miguel Pulido, Mayor, City of Santa Ana
Tyler Diep, Westminster City Council
Gene Hernandez, Yorba Linda City Council