It's that time of year once again as politicians and hacks come together to try to fool voters using weasel words and vague promises while they attempt to get away with raising your taxes.
Fortunately, John and Ken are here to help put an end to the BS and give you an unvarnished HONEST look at who and what you should vote for with their 2020 Voter's Guide to the Primary! Bookmark it. Print it out. Bring it with you to the polling center. Use this guide to help you figure out the best way to vote when California holds its primary on March 3rd.
State Measure 13: California Proposition 13, the School and College Facilities Bond.
A "yes" vote supports this measure to authorize $15 billion in general obligation bonds for school and college facilities, including $9 billion for preschool and K-12 schools, $4 billion for universities, and $2 billion for community colleges.
A "no" vote opposes this measure to authorize $15 billion in general obligation bonds for school and college facilities.
John and Ken Say: Vote NO!
No more borrowing! Measure 13 is a $15 billion bond measure for school construction. The state is always bragging about its huge budget surplus, but it's still saddled with a TON of long-term debt. This is a 35-year payout at over $740 million a year. NO MORE DEBT!
For LA County Voters
Measure FD: Los Angeles County Fire District Measure FD
A"yes" vote supports authorizing the district to levy an annual parcel tax of $0.06 per square foot of structural improvements on property up to 100,000 square feet and excluding parking areas.
A"no" vote opposes authorizing the district to levy an annual parcel tax of $0.06 per square foot of structural improvements on property up to 100,000 square feet and excluding parking areas.
John and Ken Say: Vote NO!
This is a property tax increase that will never expire. And it can go up over 2% a year. The County has been rolling in property tax money with the housing boom. Fortunately, the measure needs a 2/3rds vote - let's hope the voters aren't gullible.
LA County District Attorney
John and Ken Say: Vote for Jackie Lacey!
DO NOT VOTE FOR GEORGE GASCON, former San Francisco District Attorney and author of Proposition 47. What a disaster - don't bring any more of the dirty feces and needle-laden streets of San Francisco to Los Angeles.
LA County Board of Supervisors 4th District
John and Ken Say: DO NOT VOTE FOR JANICE HAHN.
No more dud Hahns. A dopey dynasty that must end.
Measure R: Los Angeles County, California, Measure R, Civilian Police Oversight Commission and Jail Plan Initiative
A "yes" vote supports authorizing the Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission to develop a plan designed to reduce jail population and incarceration and granting the commission subpoena power to investigate complaints.
A "no" vote opposes authorizing the Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission to develop a plan designed to reduce jail population and incarceration and granting the commission subpoena power to investigate complaints.
John and Ken Say: Vote NO
You might think it sounds like a good idea right? After all, giving more investigative powers for a civilian commission looking at the LA County Sheriff's Department and Jails is something that's badly needed. However, buried in the measure is a requirement that the commission reduce the county's jail population. That's a NO NO poison pill.
Other Southern California District Races of Interest
District 28 - Covering West Hollywood,Burbank, parts of Pasadena, Glendale, the Verdugo Hills communities of Sunland and Tujunga, as well as parts of central Los Angeles including Hollywood, the Hollywood Hills, Echo Park, Silver Lake, and Los Feliz
John and Ken Say: Vote for Eric Early
District 28 is Adam "Shifty" Schiff's district. Let's get rid of "Mr. Bull-Schiff."
District 50 - Covering the central and northeastern parts of San Diego County and a small part of Riverside County.
John and Ken Say: Vote FOR Carl DeMaio
He has proven he can get the job done with Reform California on issues like higher taxes. They got Josh Newman out of office and we had a vote to repeal the evil gas tax increase.
California State Senator
District 29 - covering Yorba Linda, parts of La Habra, Walnut, Fullerton, Anaheim and Cypress
John and Ken Say Vote FOR: Ling Ling Chang
DO NOT PUT Josh Newman back in office. The bear-suited hack from San Francisco voted to raise your gas taxes and that got him recalled from office. Enough of this pompfoon!
LA City Council
District 14 - Covers Boyle Heights, Downtown Los Angeles, and parts of Northeast Los Angeles.
John and Ken say Vote FOR: ANYONE BUT Kevin DeLeon.
The former State Senator was behind the state's sanctuary laws. Another hack whose time should be over with.
Stay tuned. We'll be adding more to this guide as the primaries approach.
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Many of you will see local tax measures on your city and town ballots(usually sales taxes).
John and Ken say vote : NO These tax increases are probably to cover the outrageous public employee pensions started by Gray Davis twenty years ago.
California's 8th Congressional District
Vote Tim Donnelly for California’s 8th Congressional District which spans from Joshua Tree to Tahow.
Tim was one of the original Minuteman leaders and led the charge to repeal the Dream Act, which gives illegal aliens free college tuition funded by you and I. Tim Donnelly also organized a massive protest of the visiting Mexican President—leading to the release of US Marine Sargent Andrew Tahmooressi.
John & Ken say vote for Tim!