Ballot measure endorsements for the June 3rd, 2008 election
Sierra Club opposes Prop. 98
While Prop. 98 is ostensibly about eminent domain, the fine print threatens local land use planning and environmental protections and was deliberately crafted to challenge affordable housing policies. This measure comes from many of the same wealthy special interests who proposed the defeated Prop. 90 in 2006. Vote NO on Prop. 98.
Sierra Club supports Prop. 99
Prop. 99 is a real eminent domain reform measure intended to constitutionally protect homeowners without the hidden agendas and adverse consequences of Prop. 98. Prop. 99 will prohibit government from using eminent domain to take a home to transfer to a private developer. It is supported by a broad coalition of homeowners, environmentalists, labor, business, cities, and counties who want straightforward eminent domain reform that responds to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Kelo decision. Vote YES on Prop. 99