According to unofficial election results, voters in local jurisdictions in 13 different California counties approved 35 local ballot measures and defeated eight measures on November 5, 2019.
Two measures are too close to call with certainty. San Francisco Proposition D and Redwood City School District Proposition H are tax measures that require a two-thirds supermajority vote to pass. Unofficial election results report Proposition D has crossed that threshold with 67.65% of the vote. However, it’s unclear how many votes remain to be counted. Proposition H is currently below the two-thirds threshold with 66.21%.
Voters in Rancho Palos Verde defeated Measure B, which would have increased the minimum wage of hospitality workers to $15 and enacted other labor regulations. The margin was 23% to 77%.
Topics on the ballot ranged from parcel taxes to e-cigarette regulations. California voters decided on 14 parcel tax measures, approving ten and defeating three. Redwood Proposition H concerns a parcel tax but is too close to call. Out of the nine sales tax measures on California ballots, eight were approved and one was defeated. All four hotel tax measures were approved. Out of the four measures concerning appointment and election of city officials, three were approved and one was defeated. Both marijuana business tax measures were approved, and both spending limit (Gann override) measures were approved. There were two measures concerning development and land use on the ballot, and both were approved. Two measures concerning housing in San Francisco were approved. Out of the two measures concerning local business taxes, one was approved, and San Francisco Proposition D, which would tax ride-share businesses, is still too close to call.