November 2, 2010 Ballot Prop. 22

Proposition 22: Local Taxpayer, Public Safety & Transportation Protection Act

Official Results

Available once the California Secretary of State has certified the election. This can take up to 3 weeks or more.

Yes votes: 5,733,755 (60.7%)
No votes: 3,725,014 (39.3%)

Prohibits the state, even during severe fiscal hardship, from delaying distribution of tax revenues for transportation, redevelopment, or local government projects and services.

Pro/Con Statements

Supporters say that Proposition 22 would stop the state from taking gas taxes voters have dedicated to transportation. Prop. 22 would protect local services such as 9-1-1 emergency response, police, fire, libraries, transit, and road repairs.
Opponents say public schools stand to lose billions of dollars if Prop. 22 passes. Prop. 22 would take money firefighters use to fight fires and natural disasters, while protecting redevelopment agencies and their developer friends.