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State of California November 7, 2006 Election
Proposition 90
Government Acquisition, Regulation of Private Property
State of California

Initiative Constitutional Amendment - Majority Approval Required

Fail: 3,456,431 / 47.7% Yes votes ...... 3,790,344 / 52.3% No votes

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Results as of Nov 14 5:08pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (25090/25090)
Information shown below: Summary | Fiscal Impact | Yes/No Meaning | Official Information | Arguments |

Should the California Constitution be amended to require government to pay property owners for substantial economic losses resulting from some new laws and rules, and limit government authority to take ownership of private property?

Summary Prepared by the State Attorney General:
Bars state/local governments from condemning or damaging private property to promote other private projects, uses. Limits government's authority to adopt certain land use, housing, consumer, environmental, workplace laws/regulations. Put on the Ballot by Petition Signatures

Fiscal Impact from the Legislative Analyst:
Increased annual government costs to pay property owners for losses to their property associated with new laws and rules, and for property acquisitions. These costs are unknown, but potentially significant on a statewide basis.

Meaning of Voting Yes/No
A YES vote on this measure means:
State and local governments would have significantly increased requirements to compensate property owners for economic losses to their property resulting from new laws or rules. Also, government would be more restricted in taking private property for public uses.

A NO vote on this measure means:
There would be no changes in the requirements on government for: (1) paying for economic losses to property resulting from new laws and rules and (2) taking private property for public purposes.

Official Sources of Information
Arguments Submitted

Summary of Arguments FOR Proposition 90:
Proposition 90 stops eminent domain abuse and protects the American Dream--the fundamental right of every American to own a home. It prevents government from taking your home or property without your permission and turning it over to powerful developers who want to build strip malls or other commercial projects.

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Summary of Arguments AGAINST Proposition 90:
Prop. 90 is a deceptive and costly taxpayer trap. It would create new categories of lawsuits costing taxpayers billions of dollars every year. It is anti-taxpayer and anti-homeowner. Join taxpayers, homeowners groups, conservationists, police, firefighters, and businesses. Vote NO on 90.

Full Text of Argument Against, Rebuttal

Contact FOR Proposition 90:
California Protect our Homes Coalition
2443 Fair Oaks Blvd., Suite 191
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 924-7501

Contact AGAINST Proposition 90:
No on 90, Californians Against the Taxpayer Trap
1121 L Street #803
Sacramento, CA 95814

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