On the primary ballot:
Upcoming November 5, 2019 Election
The Jefferson County Democrats recommends voters vote “NO” on this measure, Initiative 976. Initiative 976 is sponsored by Tim Eyman. The Office of Financial Management analyzed that I-976 would result in the loss of more than $4 billion for transportation investments in revenue at the state, regional, and local levels over six years.
Initiative Measure No. 976 concerns motor vehicle taxes and fees.
This measure would repeal, reduce, or remove authority to impose certain vehicle taxes and fees; limit annual motor-vehicle-license fees to $30, except voter-approved charges; and base vehicle taxes on Kelley Blue Book value.
Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would repeal or remove authority to impose certain vehicle taxes and fees; limit state and local license fees to $30 for motor vehicles weighing 10,000 pounds or less, except charges approved by voters after the measure’s effective date; base vehicle taxes on Kelley Blue Book value; require regional transit authorities to retire bonds early where allowed; and either reduce or repeal taxes pledged to bonds depending on whether bonds are retired by 2020.
Jefferson County Democrats recommends voters vote “Approved” when asked about Initiative 1000
BALLOT TITLE FOR REFERENDUM NO. 88:
Statement of the Subject: The legislature passed Initiative Measure No. 1000 concerning affirmative action and remedying discrimination, and voters have filed a sufficient referendum petition on this act.
Concise Description: Initiative 1000 would allow the state to remedy discrimination for certain groups and to implement affirmative action, without the use of quotas or preferential treatment (as defined), in public education, employment, and contracting.
Ballot Measure Summary Initiative 1000 would allow the state to remedy documented or proven discrimination against, or underrepresentation of, certain disadvantaged groups. It would allow the state to implement affirmative action in public education, employment, and contracting if the action does not use quotas or preferential treatment. It would define affirmative action and preferential treatment. It would establish a Governor’s commission on diversity, equity, and inclusion to ensure state agency compliance, comment on legislation, and publish annual reports.
Resolutions submitted for Feb. 2019 special election
For more information about these ballot measures go to: https://co.jefferson.wa.us/1266/Elections