Senator Wiener: California Supreme Court Ruling Starts to Undo Damage Caused by Prop 13

State Supreme Court rules that voter-initiated tax measures can be passed by a simple majority and no longer require a 2/3 vote
August 28, 2017

Sacramento –  Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) offered the following statement after the California State Supreme Court ruled today in the Cannabis Coalition v City of Upland that voter-initiated tax measures can be passed by a  simple majority, and no longer require a 2/3 vote:

“The California Supreme Court just issued a profoundly important and positive ruling: going forward, when local communities place tax measures on the ballot via voter signature, the measures can pass with a simple majority, rather than a 2/3 vote. It’s hard to overstate how important this ruling is. Communities will now have a much easier time funding schools, transportation, and other critical needs. The ruling begins to undo the damage that Prop 13 inflicted on basic government services.”