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November 7, 2000 Election

President | United States Senator | United States Representative | State | Judicial | County | City | School Districts | Special Districts | State Propositions | Local Measures
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  • President

    President; United States

    • Patrick J. Buchanan, Reform
    • Al Gore, Democratic
    • Ralph Nader, Green
    • Howard Phillips, American Independent
    • Harry Browne, Libertarian
    • John Hagelin, Natural Law
    • George W. Bush, Republican

    United States Senator

    United States Senator

    United States Representative

    United States Representative; District 20


    Member of the State Assembly; District 31

    • Sarah Reyes, Democratic
    • Richard Guerra Cabral, Republican


    Judge of the Superior Court; County of Fresno; Office 3


    Mayor; City of Fresno

    School Districts

    Board Member; Fresno County Board of Education; District 3

    Board Member; Fresno Unified School District; Trustee Area 2

    Board Member; Fresno Unified School District; Trustee Area 5

    Board Member; Fresno Unified School District; Trustee Area 6

    Board Member; State Center Community College District; Trustee Area 2

    • Richard Martinez, Jr.
    • William J. Smith

    State Propositions

    Proposition 32 Veterans’ Bond Act of 2000
    This act provides for a bond issue of five hundred million dollars ($500,000,000) to provide farm and home aid for California veterans. Fiscal Impact: Costs of about $858 million over 25 years (average cost of about $34 million per year); costs paid by participating veterans.

    Proposition 33 Legislature. Participation In Public Employees’ Retirement System
    Allows legislative members to participate in the Public Employees’ Retirement System plans in which a majority of state employees may participate. Fiscal Impact: Annual state costs under $1 million to provide retirement benefits to legislators, with these costs replacing other spending from the fixed annual amount provided in support of the Legislature.

    Proposition 34 Campaign Contributions and Spending. Limits. Disclosure
    Limits campaign contributions and loans to state candidates and political parties. Provides voluntary spending limits; expands public disclosure requirements and increases penalties. Fiscal Impact: Additional net costs to the state, potentially up to several million dollars annually, and unknown but probably not significant costs to local government.

    Proposition 35 Public Works Projects. Use of Private Contractors for Engineering and Architectural Services.
    Amends Constitution eliminating existing restrictions on state, local contracting with private entities for engineering, architectural services; contracts awarded by competitive selection; bidding permitted, not required. Fiscal Impact: Unknown impact on state spending for architectural and engineering services and construction project delivery. Actual impact will depend on how the state uses the contracting flexibility under the proposition.

    Proposition 36 Drugs. Probation and Treatment Program
    Requires probation and drug treatment, not incarceration, for possession, use, transportation of controlled substances and similar parole violations, except sale or manufacture. Authorizes dismissal of charges after completion of treatment. Fiscal Impact: Net annual savings of $100 million to $150 million to the state and about $40 million to local governments. Potential avoidance of one-time capital outlay costs to the state of $450 million to $550 million.

    Proposition 37 Fees. Vote Requirements. Taxes
    Requires two-thirds vote of State Legislature, majority or two-thirds of local electorate to impose future state, local fees on activity to study or mitigate its environmental, societal or economic effects. Defines such fees as taxes except property, development, certain other fees. Fiscal Impact: Unknown, potentially significant, reduction in future state and local government revenues from making it more difficult to approve certain regulatory charges.

    Proposition 38 School Vouchers. State-Funded Private and Religious Education Public School Funding.
    Authorizes annual state payments of at least $4000 per pupil for private/religious schools. Permits replacement of current constitutional public school funding formula. Fiscal Impact: Near-term state costs from zero to $1.1 billion annually. Long-term state impact from $2 billion in annual costs to $3 billion in annual savings, depending on how many public school students shift to private schools.

    Proposition 39 School Facilities. 55% Local Vote. Bonds, Taxes Accountability Requirements.
    Authorizes bonds for repair, construction or replacement of school facilities, classrooms, if approved by 55% local vote. Fiscal Impact: Increased bond debt for many school districts. Long-term costs statewide could total in the hundreds of millions of dollars annually. Potential longer-term state savings to the extent school districts assume greater responsibility for funding school facilities.

    Local Measures

    Measure A County of Fresno Arts To Zoo -- Fresno County
    Should Ordinance No. 00-009 of the Fresno County Arts to Zoo 2000 Authority be approved to provide additional funding to enhance cultural, artistic, historical, and natural science nonprofit organizations by imposing a transactions and use tax at the rate of one-quarter of one percent for a maximum of 10 years?

    Measure C City of Fresno Transient Room Tax (Hotel Room Tax) -- City of Fresno
    Shall the City of Fresno increase the transient room tax (hotel room tax) from 12% to 13% for persons staying in hotels?

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