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Donn M. Takaki

Jeffrey T. Mikulina
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James C. Pacopac

Jim Myers

Andrew I.T. Chang
Gerald L. Coffee

E. Gordon Grau, Ph.D.

Amy H. Hirano

Jared N. Kawashima

Darolyn H. Lendio

Stephen E. Meder, Arch.D.

Jan N. Sullivan

Malcolm J. Tom

Chuck T. Narikiyo
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Charter Question 3

On the November 2006 ballot:  Should one percent of annual property tax revenues be appropriated to funds for land conservation and affordable housing?

Vote YES or NO

Digest of the proposed amendment:

Present:  There are no specially dedicated funds for acquisition of public lands for land conservation or for providing and maintaining affordable housing.

If proposal passes: 

  • A minimum of one percent of real property tax revenues would be placed in two special funds; one fund would be known as the "Clean Water and Natural Lands Fund" and the other would be known as the "Affordable Housing Fund."
  • Moneys in the "Clean Water and Natural Lands Fund" would be used to purchase or acquire real estate for land conservation. 
  • Moneys in the "Affordable Housing Fund" would be used to provide and maintain affordable housing for persons earning less than fifty percent of the median household income in the city.
  • Moneys in the funds would not lapse, but shall remain in the funds, accumulating from year to year.

Full text of the proposed amendment:

 Question 3 - Proposed Amendment Full Text (PDF)


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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, December 19, 2006