Proposition 16: Electricity Providers
Available once the California Secretary of State has certified the election. This can take up to 3 weeks or more.
Local governments would generally be required to receive two-thirds voter approval before they could start up electricity services and or expand electricity service into a new territory.
Supporters say that the two-thirds voter approval requirement in Proposition 16 will ensure that taxpayers have final say in how public money is spent on electricity.
Opponents claim that Proposition 16 will drastically limit choices on who provides citizens with electricity. They say that the Proposition will let for-profit utilities raise electricity rates without limit, by protecting their monopoly and eliminating competition.