California Proposition 168, Elections on Low-Rent Housing Projects (1993)
Proposition 168 would have removed from the California Constitution the requirement that a low-rent housing project be approved by a vote of the people in the city or county where the project is to be located.
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If Proposition 168 had been approved, it would have amended:
Text of measure
The ballot title was:
- LOW RENT HOUSING PROJECTS. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.
The ballot summary was:
- Amends state constitutional definition of low rent housing projects. Excludes projects found to have no significant negative impact on the revenues of the affected governmental entity, and whose physical appearance is found to have no significant negative impact on the surrounding community.
- Requires approval by voters only upon qualification of ballot petition as specified.
- Exempts projects approved on or before November 3, 1992, or projects with existing contracts for federal financial assistance.
The fiscal estimate provided by the California Legislative Analyst's Office said:
- Reduces local election costs by an unknown, but probably minor, amount.
- Could result in increased local expenditures for low rent housing. Extent of increase on a statewide basis is not likely to be major.
Path to the ballot
The California State Legislature voted to put Proposition 168 on the ballot in Senate Constitutional Amendment 17 (Statutes of 1992, Resolution Chapter 109).
- Official voter pamphlet for the 1993 special election in California
- Hastings California I&R database
- Los Angeles Law Library, 1993 ballot propositions