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November 6, 2018 General Election
The City Council has placed four measures on the November 6, 2018 General Election ballot.  Educational materials on these measures are provided below.

Measure T – Disaster Preparedness, Public Safety, and Infrastructure Bond


Measure T would authorize $650 million in general obligation bonds that would be used to fund the repair and replacement of critical infrastructure in San José, as described in the measure.

Measure V – Affordable Housing Bond

Measure V would authorize $450 million in general obligation bonds that would be used to fund the acquisition of land for affordable housing projects and the construction or rehabilitation of affordable housing.


Measure U – 2018 Charter Amendments

Measure U would make two changes to the City Charter.  First, it would remove the City Council from raising their own salaries, and second, it would allow the City Council to place an ordinance on the ballot that competes with a citizen initiative if the Council submits the competing measure by a two-thirds Council vote and after the Council accepts an independent report analyzing the citizen initiative.

Measure S – Construction Contract Procurement Modernization

Measure S would update the City’s process for hiring contractors to build public works projects through changes to the City Charter.