NSDCAR Voter Guide-November 2020

2020 has been a roller coaster year for everyone and it shows no signs of slowing down leading into November. With everyone's daily lives changing and evolving, now more than ever are we more aware of how important local leadership can be. While most tend to focus on what's going on in Washington D.C. and Sacramento, it's your local elections that have the most effect on your everyday life. From stoplights to housing and everything in between, it's your local government that makes the changes we see every day. 2020 is set to be a pivotal year for us locally in San Diego County as cities grapple with where to put new housing as well as recovering from COVID-19 impacts, there is definitely a lot riding on who leads our North County Cities. For this very reason, NSDCAR offers this voter guide to act as a reference on the issues and candidates that matter to REALTORS® and real estate.

 

The initiatives and candidates below have been reviewed and supported/opposed by a group of your REALTOR® peers serving on your Local Government Relations Committee. This committee is not affiliated with any political party except for the REALTOR® Party and makes decisions based on REALTOR®  values. We take the politics out of the equation and make an endorsement decision based on which candidates support Realtors, Property Rights, and Homeowners. 

 

Endorsed Candidates by City

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San Diego County Supervisor District 3 (Incumbent)

Kristin Gaspar 

"I’m proud to have the support of the North County REALTORS® and the partnership we’ve developed. I will continue to work to streamline project review, reduce fees, and cut the time it takes to get new homes on the market. I’m the only candidate in the race who opposes Prop. 15 and I led the effort to get property tax relief during the COVID-19 pandemic as keep REALTORS®  essential"
— Kristin Gaspar

 

Carlsbad      

Council District 2 - Keith Blackburn (Incumbent)                                            

Council District 4 - Phil Urbina                                                                                          

Escondido             

Council District 3 - Joe Garcia

Council District 4 - Mike Morasco (Incumbent)

Council District 2 - Tina Inscoe                

Oceanside  

Council District 3 - Ryan Keim 

Council District 4 – Peter Weiss 

City Clerk- Laura Basset                                                                          

San Marcos        

Council District 3 - Sharon Jenkins (Incumbent)

Council District 4 - Ed Musgrove                                      

Vista                  

Council District 2 - Joe Green (Incumbent)

Council District 3 - Amanda Rigby

 

 

 

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State Propositions

State Capitol Of California

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YES on Proposition 19

Proposition 19 will allow homeowners who are 55 and older, people with severe disabilities, wildfire or natural disaster victims to transfer their current property tax base to a replacement home anywhere in California. By making it more affordable for seniors to move to a home that better fits their needs, it will open housing inventory to make more homes available for new families and first-time homeowners.

Learn More HERE

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NO on Proposition 15

Prop 15 on the November 2020 statewide ballot that will destroy Prop 13’s commercial property tax protections and will be the largest property tax increase in California history. Prop 15 will raise taxes on business property, leading to higher rents for small businesses.

Learn More HERE

 

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No on Proposition 21

The initiative will change existing law to allow extreme rent control regulations and rules to be locally- enacted by unelected rent boards. These boards could change the cost and availability of housing with no requirements that they seek public input or that they hold a public vote.

Learn More HERE