LOW-RENT HOUSING. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Eliminates present requirement of advance approval at an election before a low-rent housing project can be developed, constructed, or acquired by a state public body. Substitutes therefor provisions that require advance public notice of such a project and subjects the project to a referendum election upon petition by 10 percent of the electors within 60 days of the notice. If project is not disapproved at the referendum election or no referendum is requested, the public body may proceed with the project without further referendum. Fiscal impact on state or local governments: Local election costs would be reduced by an unknown, but probably minor, amount. Possibly future public expenditure for low-rent housing would be increased.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 2617478; A: 38.6; N: 3756100; B: 63.4
Assembly Constitutional Amendment
LOW-RENT HOUSING. California Proposition 4 (1980).