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June 2010 Statewide Primary Election

19th edition

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Proposition 16 - New Two-Thirds Vote Requirement for Local Public Electricity Providers. Failed

Initiative Constitutional Amendment

Official Summary:

What a Yes or No Vote Means

A YES vote on this measure means: Local governments would generally be required to receive two-thirds voter approval before they could start up electricity services or expand electricity service into a new territory.

A NO vote on this measure means: Local governments generally could continue to implement proposals involving the start-up or expansion of electricity service either through approval by a majority of voters or actions by governing boards.

Official Voter Guide page

This page features the Legislative Analyst's analysis, pro-con arguments, legislative votes and the full proposition text.

Campaign Web Sites and Contact Information

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments

News Stories

This page provides excerpts from and links to news coverage of the propositions on the ballot.

Follow the Money

Proposition 16 - Top Five Donors

(as of 6/2/10)




Total Raised *

(as of 6/2)



Top Donors

(as of 6/2)

Donor information


Donor Information


Pacific Gas and Electric Company
San Francisco, CA



The Utility Reform Network, San Francisco, CA


California Business PAC, sponsored by the California Chamber of Commerce (AKA CALBUSPAC), Sacramento, CA


California Association of Realtors Issues Mobilization PAC, Los Angeles, CA




Sierra Club Marin Regional Group, San Francisco, CA




Alliance for Retail Energy Markets, Grover Beach, CA 




  Rubio for Senate 2010, Bakersfield, CA 


* Total amount raised includes all contributions received in 2009 and through May 22, 2010, plus contributions of $5,000 or more received between May 23 - June 2, 2010.

Detailed information about all contributors for and against Proposition 16 is available from campaign finance reports at Cal-Access, the Secretary of State's campaign disclosure web site.

To view the most recent contributions, select a committee and click "Late and $5000+ Contributions Received".




This page was first published on April 25, 2010 | Last updated on July 31, 2010
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