Transit officials are monitoring voter enthusiasm for a host of ballot measures they see as essential to economic recovery, supporting essential workers, social equity, climate goals and preventing traffic nightmares.
By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer | October 22, 2020
Many rideshare drivers were relying on their gig work as their primary source of income, and then the pandemic forced many to stop working. As COVID continues, many worry how much longer they can survive.
By Jeong Park, The Sacramento Bee | October 20, 2020
The state’s Proposition 20 would expand felonies which are ineligible for parole and collect DNA samples of misdemeanor offenders. Californians must decide if it assures public safety or is backward progress.
By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times | October 16, 2020
Proposition 24 would expand on the state’s existing consumer privacy law, and it would create a dedicated state agency to enforce those online protections. But not all user privacy advocates support the ballot measure.
Many minority communities have grown to rely on the independent contract work flexibility of ride-sharing and delivery apps, so classifying workers as full-time would actually be detrimental. “It’s not good for folks of color.”
By Kim Bojorquez, The Sacramento Bee | August 24, 2020