Notable local measures on the ballot

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Notable local measures on the ballot: This topic refers to local ballot measures that are receiving a lot of attention, are in largely populated areas, concern hot topic issues or are otherwise high-profile and covered in detail by Ballotpedia.

Below are some 2013 and 2014 notable measures:

Fracking

See also: Local fracking on the ballot

Defeatedd Johnson County Fracking Ban Referendum (March 2014)
Approveda City of Lafayette "Community Rights Act" Fracking Ban Amendment, Question 300 (November 2013)
Approveda Broomfield Five Year Fracking Suspension, Question 300 (November 2013)
Approveda City of Boulder Five Year Fracking Suspension, Question 2H (November 2013)
Approveda City of Fort Collins Five Year Fracking Suspension Initiative, Question 2A (November 2013)

GMOs

See also: Local GMO on the ballot

LGBT, Marriage and Domestic Partner issues

See also: Local marriage and family on the ballot

Marijuana legalization

See also: Local marijuana on the ballot

Recreational

Defeatedd Town of Palmer Lake Marijuana Legalization Referendum, Question 1 (April 2014)
Approveda Dane County State Legalization of Marijuana Referendum (April 2014)
Approveda City of Lansing Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2013)

Medical

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot City of Napa Medical Marijuana Dispensary Referendum (November 2014)

Marijuana tax

See also: Local marijuana tax on the ballot

Minimum wage

See also: Local business regulation on the ballot

Approveda City of Chicago $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage Referendum (March 2014)
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot City of Richmond Minimum Wage Increase Ballot Question (November 2014)
Approveda City of SeaTac "Good Jobs Initiative" Minimum Wage Increase, Proposition 1 (November 2013)

Pension

See also: Local pensions on the ballot

Ballotpedia covers local pension reform measures in detail. See Local pensions on the ballot and Pension Hotspots Report for details.

Construction and development projects

Sports arenas

Project veto referenda and building restriction measures

Defeatedd City of Eau Claire Voter Approval of Performing Arts Building Initiative (April 2014)
Defeatedd 8 Washington Street-Referendum, Proposition C (November 2013)
Defeatedd 8 Washington Street Development-Initiative, Proposition B (November 2013)

Secession/State splits

See also: Incorporation, merging and boundaries of local jurisdictions on the ballot

Miscellaneous


Ballot measures lists

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Alaska

  1. City of Anchorage Ordinance 37 "Responsible Labor Act" Veto Referendum (November 2014)




California

  1. 8 Washington Street-Referendum, Proposition C (November 2013)
  2. 8 Washington Street Development-Initiative, Proposition B (November 2013)
  3. Butte County Fracking Ban Initiative (November 2014)
  4. Butte County Medical Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance Referendum (2014)
  5. City of Alameda "Crab Cove Open Space Expansion Initiative" Zoning Amendment (November 2014)
  6. City of Berkeley Sugary Beverages and Soda Tax Question (November 2014)
  7. City of Imperial Beach "Compassionate Access Ordinance" Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Act (June 2014)
  8. City of Long Beach Medical Marijuana Sales Tax, Proposition A (April 2014)
  9. City of Napa Medical Marijuana Dispensary Referendum (November 2014)
  10. City of Richmond Minimum Wage Increase Ballot Question (November 2014)
  11. City of Riverside Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Initiative (2014)
  12. City of Sacramento Voter approval for Public Funding of Professional Sports Arena Act, STOP Initiative (June 2014)
  13. City of San Francisco Minimum Wage Act of 2014 Initiative (November 2014)
  14. City of San Francisco Sugary Drink Tax (November 2014)
  15. City of San Francisco Voter Approval of Waterfront Construction Exceeding Height Limits Initiative, Proposition B (June 2014)
  16. City of San Jose Medical Marijuana Regulation Act of 2014 (November 2014)
  17. City of San Jose Styrofoam Re-Legalization Referendum (2014)
  18. City of Santa Monica Bergamot Transit Village "Hines Project" Veto Referendum (November 2014)
  19. Eureka Fair Wage Act (2014)
  20. Humboldt County "Genetic Contamination Prevention Ordinance" GMO Ban Initiative (November 2014)
  21. Lake County Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance Referendum (June 2014)
  22. San Benito County Fracking Ban Initiative (November 2014)
  23. San Francisco Retiree Healthcare Trust Fund, Proposition A (November 2013)
  24. Santa Barbara County Fracking Ban Initiative (November 2014)
  25. Shasta County Outdoor Medical Marijuana Ordinance Referendum (November 2014)
  26. Tehama County 51st State of Jefferson State Split Question, Measure A (June 2014)
  27. Town of Los Gatos Netflix Construction Project Rezoning "Albright Way" Initiative, Measure A (June 2014)


Colorado

  1. "Whether to Pursue the Creation of a 51st State" Colorado County Referendum Questions (November 2013)
  2. Broomfield Five Year Fracking Suspension, Question 300 (November 2013)
  3. City of Boulder Five Year Fracking Suspension, Question 2H (November 2013)
  4. City of Fort Collins Five Year Fracking Suspension Initiative, Question 2A (November 2013)
  5. City of Lafayette "Community Rights Act" Fracking Ban Amendment, Question 300 (November 2013)
  6. City of Loveland Two Year Fracking Suspension Initiative (July 2014)
  7. City of Manitou Springs Retail Marijuana Ban (November 2014)
  8. Town of Palmer Lake Marijuana Legalization Referendum, Question 1 (April 2014)




Florida

  1. Alachua County Citizens United Advisory Referendum: "Corporations are not People, Money is not Speech" (November 2014)
  2. City of Hialeah Pension Reform Charter Amendment Question (November 2013)




Idaho

  1. City of Pocatello Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression Discrimination Referendum (May 2014)


Illinois

  1. City of Chicago $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage Referendum (March 2014)
  2. Johnson County Fracking Ban Referendum (March 2014)







Maine

  1. City of Lewiston Recreational Marijuana Legalization Measure (November 2014)
  2. City of Portland Recreational Marijuana Legalization, Measure 1 (November 2013)
  3. City of South Portland Recreational Marijuana Legalization Measure (November 2014)
  4. Town of York Recreational Marijuana Legalization Measure (November 2014)




Michigan

  1. Benzie County Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2014)
  2. City of East Lansing Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2014)
  3. City of Hazel Park Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2014)
  4. City of Lansing Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2013)
  5. City of Lapeer Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2014)
  6. City of Mount Pleasant Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2014)
  7. City of Oak Park Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2014)
  8. City of Onaway Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2014)
  9. City of Port Huron Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2014)
  10. City of Saginaw Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2014)
  11. City of Utica Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2014)
  12. Harrison Township Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2014)


Minnesota

  1. City of Minneapolis Police Brutality Personal Insurance Charter Amendment (November 2014)





Nebraska

  1. City of Fremont Immigrant Housing Ordinance Referendum (February 2014)









Ohio

  1. Cincinnati Pension Reform Charter Amendment Initiative, Issue 4 (November 2013)
  2. City of Athens Fracking Ban Proposal Initiative (November 2014)
  3. City of Columbus Blue Jackets’ Nationwide Arena Bailout Initiative (May 2014)
  4. City of Niles "Community Bill of Rights" Fracking Ban Initiative (November 2014)
  5. Youngstown "Community Bill of Rights" Fracking Ban Charter Amendment (May 2014)



Oregon

  1. Benton County Genetically Modified Organism Ban (2014)
  2. Jackson County Genetically Modified Organism Ban, Measure 15-119 (May 2014)
  3. Josephine County Genetically Modified Organism Ban, Measure 17-58 (May 2014)
  4. Lane County Genetically Modified Organism Ban (2014)


Pennsylvania

  1. City of Philadelphia Sub-Contractor Minimum Wage and Benefits Ordinance Question (May 2014)





Tennessee

  1. City of Chattanooga Health Benefits for Domestic Partners Referendum (August 2014)


Texas

  1. City of Denton Fracking Ban Initiative (2014)





Washington

  1. City of SeaTac "Good Jobs Initiative" Minimum Wage Increase, Proposition 1 (November 2013)
  2. City of Seattle $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage Initiative (November 2014)
  3. King County Transportation District Sales Tax and Vehicle Registration Fee, Proposition 1 (April 2014)



Wisconsin

  1. City of Eau Claire Voter Approval of Performing Arts Building Initiative (April 2014)
  2. Dane County State Legalization of Marijuana Referendum, Question 2 (April 2014)


2014

  1. Alachua County Citizens United Advisory Referendum: "Corporations are not People, Money is not Speech" (November 2014)
  2. Benton County Genetically Modified Organism Ban (2014)
  3. Benzie County Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2014)
  4. Butte County Fracking Ban Initiative (November 2014)
  5. Butte County Medical Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance Referendum (2014)
  6. City of Alameda "Crab Cove Open Space Expansion Initiative" Zoning Amendment (November 2014)
  7. City of Anchorage Ordinance 37 "Responsible Labor Act" Veto Referendum (November 2014)
  8. City of Athens Fracking Ban Proposal Initiative (November 2014)
  9. City of Berkeley Sugary Beverages and Soda Tax Question (November 2014)
  10. City of Chattanooga Health Benefits for Domestic Partners Referendum (August 2014)
  11. City of Chicago $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage Referendum (March 2014)
  12. City of Columbus Blue Jackets’ Nationwide Arena Bailout Initiative (May 2014)
  13. City of Denton Fracking Ban Initiative (2014)
  14. City of East Lansing Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2014)
  15. City of Eau Claire Voter Approval of Performing Arts Building Initiative (April 2014)
  16. City of Fremont Immigrant Housing Ordinance Referendum (February 2014)
  17. City of Hazel Park Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2014)
  18. City of Imperial Beach "Compassionate Access Ordinance" Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Act (June 2014)
  19. City of Lapeer Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2014)
  20. City of Lewiston Recreational Marijuana Legalization Measure (November 2014)
  21. City of Long Beach Medical Marijuana Sales Tax, Proposition A (April 2014)
  22. City of Loveland Two Year Fracking Suspension Initiative (July 2014)
  23. City of Manitou Springs Retail Marijuana Ban (November 2014)
  24. City of Minneapolis Police Brutality Personal Insurance Charter Amendment (November 2014)
  25. City of Mount Pleasant Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2014)
  26. City of Napa Medical Marijuana Dispensary Referendum (November 2014)
  27. City of Niles "Community Bill of Rights" Fracking Ban Initiative (November 2014)
  28. City of Oak Park Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2014)
  29. City of Onaway Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2014)
  30. City of Philadelphia Sub-Contractor Minimum Wage and Benefits Ordinance Question (May 2014)
  31. City of Pocatello Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression Discrimination Referendum (May 2014)
  32. City of Port Huron Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2014)
  33. City of Richmond Minimum Wage Increase Ballot Question (November 2014)
  34. City of Riverside Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Initiative (2014)
  35. City of Sacramento Voter approval for Public Funding of Professional Sports Arena Act, STOP Initiative (June 2014)
  36. City of Saginaw Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2014)
  37. City of San Francisco Minimum Wage Act of 2014 Initiative (November 2014)
  38. City of San Francisco Sugary Drink Tax (November 2014)
  39. City of San Francisco Voter Approval of Waterfront Construction Exceeding Height Limits Initiative, Proposition B (June 2014)
  40. City of San Jose Medical Marijuana Regulation Act of 2014 (November 2014)
  41. City of San Jose Styrofoam Re-Legalization Referendum (2014)
  42. City of Santa Monica Bergamot Transit Village "Hines Project" Veto Referendum (November 2014)
  43. City of Seattle $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage Initiative (November 2014)
  44. City of South Portland Recreational Marijuana Legalization Measure (November 2014)
  45. City of Utica Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2014)
  46. Dane County State Legalization of Marijuana Referendum, Question 2 (April 2014)
  47. Eureka Fair Wage Act (2014)
  48. Harrison Township Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2014)
  49. Humboldt County "Genetic Contamination Prevention Ordinance" GMO Ban Initiative (November 2014)
  50. Jackson County Genetically Modified Organism Ban, Measure 15-119 (May 2014)
  51. Johnson County Fracking Ban Referendum (March 2014)
  52. Josephine County Genetically Modified Organism Ban, Measure 17-58 (May 2014)
  53. King County Transportation District Sales Tax and Vehicle Registration Fee, Proposition 1 (April 2014)
  54. Lake County Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance Referendum (June 2014)
  55. Lane County Genetically Modified Organism Ban (2014)
  56. San Benito County Fracking Ban Initiative (November 2014)
  57. Santa Barbara County Fracking Ban Initiative (November 2014)
  58. Shasta County Outdoor Medical Marijuana Ordinance Referendum (November 2014)
  59. Tehama County 51st State of Jefferson State Split Question, Measure A (June 2014)
  60. Town of Los Gatos Netflix Construction Project Rezoning "Albright Way" Initiative, Measure A (June 2014)
  61. Town of Palmer Lake Marijuana Legalization Referendum, Question 1 (April 2014)
  62. Town of York Recreational Marijuana Legalization Measure (November 2014)
  63. Washington D.C. Marijuana Legalization Initiative (November 2014)
  64. Washington D.C. Minimum Wage Initiative (November 2014)
  65. Youngstown "Community Bill of Rights" Fracking Ban Charter Amendment (May 2014)


2013

  1. "Whether to Pursue the Creation of a 51st State" Colorado County Referendum Questions (November 2013)
  2. 8 Washington Street-Referendum, Proposition C (November 2013)
  3. 8 Washington Street Development-Initiative, Proposition B (November 2013)
  4. Broomfield Five Year Fracking Suspension, Question 300 (November 2013)
  5. Cincinnati Pension Reform Charter Amendment Initiative, Issue 4 (November 2013)
  6. City of Boulder Five Year Fracking Suspension, Question 2H (November 2013)
  7. City of Fort Collins Five Year Fracking Suspension Initiative, Question 2A (November 2013)
  8. City of Hialeah Pension Reform Charter Amendment Question (November 2013)
  9. City of Lafayette "Community Rights Act" Fracking Ban Amendment, Question 300 (November 2013)
  10. City of Lansing Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2013)
  11. City of Portland Recreational Marijuana Legalization, Measure 1 (November 2013)
  12. City of SeaTac "Good Jobs Initiative" Minimum Wage Increase, Proposition 1 (November 2013)
  13. San Francisco Retiree Healthcare Trust Fund, Proposition A (November 2013)




















































































































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