Proposition Summary

LOW RENT HOUSING PROJECTS. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. • Amends state constitutional definition of low rent housing projects to include only projects owned by a governmental entity as defined. Excludes projects found to have no significant negative impact on the revenues of the affected governmental entity, and whose physical appearance is found to have no significant negative impact on the surrounding community. • Requires approval by voters only upon qualification of ballot petition as specified. • Exempts projects approved on or before November 3, 1992, or projects with existing contracts for federal financial assistance. Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: • Reduces local election costs by an unknown, but probably minor, amount. • Could result in increased local expenditures for low rent housing. Extent of increase on a statewide basis is not likely to be major.

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Legislative Vote Results

Final Votes Cast by the Legislature on SCA 17 (Proposition 168) Assembly-Ayes, 55; Noes 22 -- Senate-Ayes 29; Noes, 5

Popular Vote Results

Y: 1946559; A: 40.2; N: 2898211; B: 59.8

Election Type

Special Election

Proposition Type

Senate Constitutional Amendment

For Author

Marlys E. Robertson, President, League of Women Voters of California; Charles M. Calderon, Member of the Senate, 26th District; Howard L. Owens, Legislative Director, Congress of California Seniors

Against Author

Ted Brown, Chairman, Libertarian Party of Los Angeles County; Sandi Webb, Councilmember, City of Simi Valley; Bonnie Flickinger, Councilmember, City of Moreno Valley

Rebuttal Author

Richard L. Gann, President, Paul Gann's Citizens Committee; Don Rogers, Member of the Senate, 17th District; Gil Ferguson, Member of the Assembly, 70th District

Rebuttal Against Author

Ray Remy, President, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce; Gerald H. Meral, Executive Director, Planning and Conservation League; John K. Lopez, Executive Director, Association of Service Disabled Veterans Proposition 168: Text of Proposed Law --