Election Results for Key Environmental Measures

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Here are the latest results for statewide and local environmental measures in the Tuesday, June 5 election.

Statewide Measures 

With 99.4 percent of statewide precincts reporting ...

Proposition 68: Money for Parks, Beaches, Water Projects

Passed with 56 percent of the vote

This measure allocates 4.1 billion dollars to improve crumbling infrastructure at state beaches and parks, and pay for water projects, such as groundwater cleanup, flood protection, and water recycling. 

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Proposition 70: Who Decides How to Spend California Climate Funds

Failed with 36 percent of the vote

This measure, which landed on the ballot as the result of a political trade-off,  requires a two-thirds vote of the legislature to release revenues from the state’s cap-and-trade program, which helps regulate greenhouse gas pollution.

Proposition 72: Capture Rainwater, Get a Tax Break

Passed with 83 percent of the vote

Homeowners who install rainwater catchment systems would not have to pay property taxes on the home improvement. The value of the rainwater system would be added into the home's value when the home sells.

San Francisco 

Proposition E Would Ban Menthol Cigarettes, Vape Flavors

Passed with 68 percent of the vote (100 percent of precincts reporting)

Proposition E would make San Francisco the first U.S. city to ban flavored tobacco products from all store shelves. This includes everything from gummi bear and other candy flavored e-cigarettes to conventional menthol smokes.

Foster City

Measure P: Foster City's $90 Million Tax to Defend Against Rising Seas

Passed with 80 percent of the vote (15 of 15 precincts reporting)

Just one thing stands between Foster City and the bay: an earthen levee. Voters in the San Mateo County city will decide whether to tax themselves to raise it, or run a higher risk of flooding.

Napa Valley

Measure C Has Fiercely Divided Napa's Wine Industry. Here's What's At Stake

Too close to call: Yes 7,188 No 7,148 (170 of 170 precincts reporting) Latest results from Napa County here.

A controversial environmental proposal in Napa County aims to protect oak woodlands and water quality by limiting how many trees can be cut to make room for vineyards.