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Guide to San Diego November Ballot Propositions and Races

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    NBC 7 is covering the issues on the lengthy, two-page ballot voters will face in the midterm election on Nov. 6. 

    As we are reporting on the issues, we will add the stories to this article so you can reference it when looking for information ahead of going to the polls. 

    Here are the races and measures we've covered so far: 

    Your vote will help decide whether rent control is a solution for California's affordable housing crisis. NBC 7's Steven Luke has a closer look at Prop 10, one of the general election's most debated propositions.

    Property Owners, Renters Collide on Prop 10Property Owners, Renters Collide on Prop 10

    If passed, Proposition 10 would repeal a state law restricting rent control. NBC 7's Steven Luke spoke to people on both sides of the fight.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018)

    In three weeks, California voters will decide if they want to keep or nix a gas tax approved by state legislators last year. Prop 6 will ask Californians if they want to repeal that tax. NBC 7's Dave Summers reports that a yes vote means you want the tax to go away, and a no vote means you’d prefer if it stayed.

    Fate of Newest Gas Tax Rests in Voters' Decision on Prop 6Fate of Newest Gas Tax Rests in Voters' Decision on Prop 6

    NBC's Dave Summers explains what your yes or no vote on Proposition 6 means.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018)

    NBC 7's Artie Ojeda sorts out some of the key differences between Measure E and G, the rival plans to re-develop the Mission Valley stadium site where the Chargers once played. Measure E is known to most people as Soccer City and Measure G is the ballot name for SDSU West.

    San Diegans to Decide on 2 Competing Stadium MeasuresSan Diegans to Decide on 2 Competing Stadium Measures

    NBC 7's Artie Ojeda sorts out some of the key differences between Measure E and G.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 12, 2018)

    In November voters will decide on Proposition YY, a $3.5 billion bond that will increase property taxes by $60 per $100,000 of assessed home value for 39 years. The District is presenting the measure as part of its master plan to make all schools a place where students can feel safe. NBC 7's Rory Devine looks at the measure and talks with the San Diego County Taxpayers Association that opposes it.

    San Diego Unified Proposes $3.5B Bond MeasureSan Diego Unified Proposes $3.5B Bond Measure

    The district is asking voters to approve Prop. YY, which would add $60 for every $100,000 of the home's assessed value. NBC 7's Rory Devine has more.

    (Published Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018)

    Judge Gary Kreep is the only local judge facing a challenge in the November 6 election. His opponent is Matt Brower, a deputy district attorney and Judge Advocate General in the Marine Corps Reserve. NBC 7's Paul Krueger talked with Kreep who admits some of his views are quite controversial but says he’s target of anti-conservative bias.

    Judge Gary Kreep Facing Tough Re-Election BattleJudge Gary Kreep Facing Tough Re-Election Battle

    NBC 7's Alex Presha explains why.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 12, 2018)

    Measure X would see a tax increase said to be used on city upkeep. NBC 7's Gaby Rodriguez has more on what Oceanside voters think.

    Oceanside Voters Weigh in on Measure XOceanside Voters Weigh in on Measure X

    Measure X would see a tax increase said to be used on city upkeep. NBC 7's Gaby Rodriguez has more on what Oceanside voters think.

    (Published Monday, Oct. 15, 2018)

    Measure Q  could decide the fate of marijuana dispensaries and manufacturers in Chula Vista. If voters don't approve it, things will stay just like they are now: Absolutely no legal marijuana manufacturing or dispensaries in city limits.

     If the yes votes prevail, that means licensed shops can open and the city can tax manufacturing, cultivation and testing sites, as well as dispensaries and delivery services anywhere from 5 to 15 percent.

    Measure Q Supporters Want to End Pot Prohibition in Chula VistaMeasure Q Supporters Want to End Pot Prohibition in Chula Vista

    NBC 7's Ashley Matthews details Measure Q which will go before Chula Vista voters on Election Day.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 19, 2018)

    Republican Diane Harkey and Democrat Mike Levin, candidates for the 49th Congressional District seat, went toe to toe in a debate aired on NBC 7. Here, Ashley Matthews reviews the issues discussed and where the candidates stand.

    49th Congressional District Debate Recap49th Congressional District Debate Recap

    NBC 7's Ashley Matthews has a review of the debate seen only on NBC 7.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018)

    Recent redistricting in El Cajon has two current City Council members running against each other for the seat in District 1. As Bridget Naso reports, voters in the district, which is made up mostly of residents from the Fletcher Hills area, say it’s getting ugly and some scenes around town speak to their point.

    City Council Race Heats Up in El CajonCity Council Race Heats Up in El Cajon

    NBC 7's Bridget Naso spoke to voters and candidates in El Cajon.

    (Published Monday, Oct. 22, 2018)

    When emergencies happen, seconds can be the difference between life and death, and the Yes on Proposition 11 campaign is concerned ambulance response times could increase if the proposition fails. As Omari Fleming reports, the California Nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office says complying with the ruling would increase ambulance companies’ costs by nearly $100 million each year, statewide. If Prop 11 fails, the Legislative Analyst's Office notes ambulance companies might have to charge more for services and lengthen response times.

    Everything You Need to Know About Prop 11Everything You Need to Know About Prop 11

    Prop 11 would impact private ambulance companies. NBC 7's Omari Fleming has more on the proposed changes to the emergency responders.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018)

    Prop 8 is being called the most expensive item on the November ballot, not only in the state but in the nation. NBC 7's Megan Tevrizian takes a closer look at the ballot measure that impacts roughly 70,000 Californians.

    Dissecting Prop 8's Kidney Treatment PlanDissecting Prop 8's Kidney Treatment Plan

    Prop 8 aims to change kidney treatments, which would affect 70,000 Californians. NBC 7's Megan Tevrizian has more on what many are calling the most confusing proposition this election.

    (Published Monday, Oct. 29, 2018)

    Both candidates for California governor have made their share of stops in San Diego over the last few months. NBC 7's Artie Ojeda takes a look at polling in the days leading up to the election. 

    Calif. Gubernatorial Race Sees Double-Digit LeadCalif. Gubernatorial Race Sees Double-Digit Lead

    Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom has anywhere from an eight to 23 point lead over businessman John Cox in the race for California’s next governor. NBC 7's Artie Ojeda has more on why that might be.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018)

    Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom Speaks at Grossmont CollegeLt. Governor Gavin Newsom Speaks at Grossmont College

    Newsom spoke about making housing affordable among other topics. NBC 7's Alex Presha reports.

    (Published Wednesday, May 2, 2018)

    Politically Speaking: John Cox on Underdog Run for GovernorPolitically Speaking: John Cox on Underdog Run for Governor

    Politically Speaking's Alex Presha speaks to the Republican who happens to be a San Diego resident.  

    (Published Sunday, July 29, 2018)

    According to a variety of polls, millennials are shaping up to buck the trend of low voter turnout. So NBC7’s Marianne Kushi wanted to find out for herself -- are young voters planning to vote in the midterm elections?

    The Youth Factor: Turning Out to Vote for HealthcareThe Youth Factor: Turning Out to Vote for Healthcare

    NBC 7's Marianne Kushi explores how young voters are impacting the midterm elections this year. Mohamed Al Elew shares how his concerns about healthcare and the current climate of politics have kept him motivated.

    (Published Friday, Nov. 2, 2018)

    The Youth Factor: Turning Out to Vote for Environmental IssuesThe Youth Factor: Turning Out to Vote for Environmental Issues

    NBC 7's Marianne Kushi explores how young voters are impacting the midterm elections this year. Mark Holton shares how science and his interest in environmental issues sparked his interest in politics.

    (Published Friday, Nov. 2, 2018)

    NBC 7's Llarisa Abreu talks to both candidates about the key issues in the District 5 race for San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

    San Diego District 5 Supervisor RaceSan Diego District 5 Supervisor Race

    NBC 7's Llarisa Abreu talks to both candidates about the key issues in this North County District.

    (Published Friday, Nov. 2, 2018)

    NBC 7's Joe Little examines the campaigns for Chula Vista City Council District 1 and District 2 in these reports: 

    The Fight for Chula Vista's District 1 SeatThe Fight for Chula Vista's District 1 Seat

    For the first time Chula Vista residents will get to pick their District 1 representative, instead of the entire city getting a say. NBC 7's Joe Little has more on the race.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018)

    New Faces Fight for Chula Vista's District 2 SeatNew Faces Fight for Chula Vista's District 2 Seat

    Chula Vista has two city councilmember seats up for grab's this election. NBC 7's Joe Little has more on two new faces running for District 2.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018)

    We will add stories as we report them up Election Day! 

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