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Proposition 1 – March 5, 2024
Mental Health Bond and Tax Spending Plan. Proposition 1 renames and revises the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) – a program providing mental health services to Californians and funded by a 1 percent tax on income above $1 million – as the Behavioral Health Services Act (BHSA). The measure, placed on the ballot by the Legislature and governor, clarifies that county behavioral health programs must use BHSA funds to treat primary substance use disorder (SUD) conditions, changes the current process for county planning of various services funded by the tax on millionaires, expands the type of services for which counties and the state may use such funds, and redistributes current MHSA funding allocations. Additionally, Proposition 1 authorizes a $6.38 billion general obligation bond to support BHSA programs and provide grants to projects intended to house homeless Californians. CalTax will not be taking a position on this measure.
Measure A – November 7, 2023
City of Perris Warehouse Tax. This measure seeks to impose a special business license tax for 30 years on distribution facilities and certain industrial businesses in the city of Perris (Riverside County), at a rate of up to $0.107 per square foot, with revenue earmarked for public improvement and infrastructure projects. Measure A will go before voters during a November 7, 2023 special election. CalTax Recommends a “NO” vote.