Who We Are

We Oppose Deceptive Prop 53 That Undermines Local Control and Vital Infrastructure Projects

No on Prop 53 - Californians to Protect Local Control is a broad, bipartisan coalition of public safety, business, labor, local governments, agriculture, healthcare, taxpayer and water organizations formed to stop the deceptive Prop 53 qualified for the November 2016 California ballot.

Public Safety

  • California Professional Firefighters
  • California State Sheriffs’ Association
  • California State Firefighters Association
  • California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA)
  • Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014
  • Kern County Firefighters IAFF Local 1301
  • Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)

Local Government

  • California State Association of Counties (CSAC)
  • League of California Cities
  • California Association of Councils of Governments
  • California Special Districts Assocation (CSDA)
  • Cities Association of Santa Clara County
  • City of Benicia
  • City of Belvedere
  • City of Chowchilla
  • City of Goleta
  • City of Orland
  • City of Rancho Palos Verdes
  • City of San Jose
  • City of Selma
  • City of Thousand Oaks
  • City of Waterfront
  • Alameda County Transportation Commission
  • Association of California Cities - Orange County
  • Lassen County Board of Supervisors
  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro)
  • Los Angeles County Division of the League of Cities
  • Marin County Board of Supervisors
  • Metropolitan Transportation Commission
  • Mendocino Council of Governments
  • Monterey County Board of Supervisors
  • Napa County Board of Supervisors
  • Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) 
  • San Diego Association of Governments
  • Self-Help Counties Coalition
  • Town of Corte Madera
  • Town of Fairfax
  • Transportation Agency for Monterey County
  • Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC)
  • Urban Counties of California
  • Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG)
  • South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG)

Healthcare

  • California Hospital Association
  • California Nurses Association 
  • California Medical Association
  • Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties
  • Hospital Council of Northern and Central California
  • Hospital Association of Southern California 
  • National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW)

Agriculture

  • Agricultural Council of California
  • California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF)
  • California Citrus Mutual
  • California Cotton Ginners Association
  • California Cotton Growers Association
  • Fresno County Farm Bureau
  • Western Agricultural Processors Association
  • Western Growers Association

Infrastructure

  • American Council of Engineering Companies – California
  • American Society of Civil Engineers Region IX
  • Associated General Contractors of California
  • California Alliance for Jobs
  • California Construction Industry Labor Management Cooperation Trust
  • California Legislative Conference of the Plumbing, Heating & Piping Industry
  • California Chapters of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)
  • Engineering Contractors Association
  • Professional Engineers in California Government
  • Northern California Mechanical Contractors Association 
  • Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange
  • United Contractors 

Water

  • Association of California Water Agencies
  • California Latino Water Coalition
  • Calleguas Municipal Water Disctrict
  • Crescenta Valley Water District
  • Coachella Valley Water District
  • Clean Water and Jobs Coalition for California
  • Dublin San Ramon Services District
  • Eastern Municipal Water District
  • Helix Water District
  • Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District
  • Indian Wells Valley Water District
  • Indio Water Authority
  • Foothill Municipal Water District
  • Las Virgenes Municipal Water District
  • Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • Mojave Water Agency
  • Muncipal Water District of Orange County
  • Northern California Water Association
  • Rowland Water District
  • San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency
  • San Joaquin Valley Water Infrastructure Authority
  • Santa Clara Valley Water District
  • Southern California Water Committee
  • State Water Contractors
  • Three Valleys Municipal Water District
  • Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District
  • Valley Center Municipal Water District
  • Vista Irrigation District

Community and Ethnic

  • California State NAACP
  • California League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
  • California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA)
  • Common Sense Kids Action
  • Hmong Innovating Politics
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
  • Mobilize the Immigrant Vote (MIV)
  • Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE)
  • Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) Action
  • Courage Campaign

Environment

  • Asian Pacific Environmental Network
  • California League of Conservation Voters
  • California Council of Environmental and Economic Balance (CCEEB)
  • California Environmental Justice Alliance Action
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Natural Heritage Institute
  • Madera County Water and Land Use Study Group

Faith-Based

  • Lutheran Office of Public Policy--California
  • Friends Committee on Legislation of California
  • Council of American-Islamic Relations--California (CAIR-CA)

Education

  • California Federation of Teachers
  • California School Employees Association
  • California’s Coalition for Adequate School Housing

Taxpayer

  • Kern County Taxpayers Association
  • California Tax Reform Association
  • Middle Class Taxpayers Assocation
  • Ventura County Taxpayers Association

Political

  • California Democratic Party
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party

Public Interest

  • California Common Cause (CCC)

Newspapers

  • Los Angeles Times
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Sacramento Bee
  • The San Diego Union-Tribune
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • Bakersfield Californian
  • Bay Area Reporter
  • Bell Gardens Sun
  • Daily Californian
  • East Bay Times
  • East Bay Express
  • Eastside Sun
  • Santa Rosa Press Democrat
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • San Diego Free Press
  • San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • Madera Tribune
  • Mexican American Sun
  • Monterey Herald
  • Hanford Sentinel
  • Chico Enterprise-Record
  • Chico News & Review
  • Commerce Comet
  • El Tecolote
  • Fresno Bee
  • Santa Barbara Independent
  • La Opinión
  • Malibu Times
  • Marin Independent Journal
  • Monterey Park Comet
  • Montebello Comet
  • Mountain Democrat
  • Northeast Sun
  • Palm Springs Desert Sun
  • Palo Alto Weekly
  • Sacramento Observer
  • Santa Maria Times
  • Santa Monica Observer
  • San Francisco Examiner
  • San Diego CityBeat
  • San Diego City Times
  • San Mateo Daily Journal
  • The Argonaut
  • Ocean Beach Rag
  • Oroville Mercury Register
  • Lompoc Record
  • Ventura County Star
  • Ventura County Reporter
  • Vernon Sun

Business

  • California Chamber of Commerce
  • Anaheim Chamber of Commerce 
  • Azusa Chamber of Commerce
  • Bay Area Council
  • Bay Planning Coalition 
  • Building Owners and Managers Association California
  • Building Owners and Managers Association, Greater Los Angeles
  • Burbank Chamber of Commerce
  • California Building Industry Association
  • California Business Properties Association
  • California Business Roundtable
  • California Manufacturers & Technology Association
  • California Public Securities Association
  • California Small Business Association
  • Central City Association, Los Angeles
  • Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Chambers of Commerce Alliance of Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties
  • Chamber of Commerce of the Santa Barbara Region
  • Dinuba Chamber of Commerce
  • East Bay Leadership Council
  • El Monte/South El Monte Chamber of Commerce
  • Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce
  • Fontana Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce
  • Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce
  • Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
  • Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP)
  • Irvine Chamber of Commerce
  • LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce
  • Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Los Angeles County Business Federation (LA BizFed)
  • Los Angeles Business Council
  • Mobility 21
  • Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • North Bay Leadership Council
  • North Orange County Chamber of Commerce
  • Ontario Chamber of Commerce
  • Orange County Business Council (OCBC)
  • Oxnard Chamber of Commerce
  • Pacific Merchant Shipping Association
  • Pasadena Chamber of Commerce
  • Pomona Chamber of Commerce
  • Port Hueneme Chamber of Commerce
  • Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce
  • Regional Chamber of Commerce - San Gabriel Valley
  • Regional Chamber Alliance
  • Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce (Metro Chamber)
  • San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
  • San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership
  • San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce
  • San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • San Ramon Chamber of Commerce
  • Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce
  • Silicon Valley Leadership Group
  • South Bay Association of Chambers of Commerce
  • Southwest California Legislative Council
  • TechNet
  • Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA)

Labor

  • California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
  • California State Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Service Employees International Union California (SEIU)
  • AFSCME California PEOPLE
  • Los Angeles County Federation of Labor
  • Auto, Marine & Specialty Painters Local Union 1176
  • Boilermakers Local Unions 92, 549
  • California Conference of Machinists
  • California State Association of Electrical Workers
  • California State Council of Laborers
  • California Legislative Conference of the Plumbing, Heating & Piping Industry
  • California Teamsters Public Affairs Council
  • Carpet, Linoleum & Soft Tile Workers Local Unions 12, 1237
  • County Building and Construction Trades Councils: Alameda; Contra Costa; Imperial; Kern, Inyo, Mono; Los Angeles/Orange; Marin; Northeastern; Sacramento Sierra; San Diego; San Francisco; San Mateo; Sonoma, Mendocino & Lake Counties; Stanislaus, Merced, Mariposa & Tuolumne
  • County Labor Councils: North Bay; San Diego/Imperial; San Bernardino & Riverside; San Francisco; South Bay; Tri-Counties Central
  • District Council of Iron Workers
  • District Council 16 International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
  • Glaziers, Arch, Metal & Glass Workers Local Unions 169, 718, 767, 1621
  • Insulators & Allied Workers Local Union 16
  • Ironworkers Local Unions 118, 155, 229, 378, 433, 844
  • International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District Lodge 190
  • International Brotherhood of Boilermakers 
  • International Union of Operating Engineers Local Unions 3, 12
  • IBEW Local Unions 611, 40, 47, 100, 180, 234, 302, 332, 340, 413, 428, 440, 441, 477, 551, 569, 595, 617, 639, 684, 952, 1245 
  • IUPAT Local Unions 294
  • Laborers’ Local Union 67
  • Painters and Drywall Finishers Local Union 3
  • Painters and Tapers Local Unions 83, 272, 376, 487, 507, 741, 913
  • Plasterers & Cement Masons Local Union 300
  • Plasterers Local Union 200
  • Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Western States Council 
  • Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Local Unions 104, 105, 206
  • Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16
  • Teamsters Joint Council 7
  • Teamsters Joint Council 42
  • Teamsters Local Union 431
  • UFCW Western States Council
  • United Association of Landscape & Irrigation, Sewer & Storm, Underground Industrial Piping Industry Local 345
  • United Association of Plumbers & Fitters Local 761
  • United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Unions 78, 114, 582
  • United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Refrigeration UA Local 364
  • United Association of Plumbers & Steam Fitters Local Unions 398, 403, 460, 484
  • United Association of Plumbers, Steamfitters, Refigeration & HVAC Service Technicians Local 230
  • United Association of Sprinkler Fitters Local 709
  • United Association of Steam, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Pipefitters & Apprentices Local 250
  • United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers Local Unions 27, 36, 40, 45, 81, 95, 220
  • Western Regional District Council of Roofers & Waterproofers