The Napa County Farm Bureau has adopted the following recommendations, along with California Farm Bureau recommendations, on statewide and local ballot measures that will be before California voters in the June 5 primary election.

Measure C – Oak Woodlands Initiative – NO
Amends the Napa County General Plan and zoning code to create water quality buffer zones in the AW zoning district and restricts tree removal within that zone; strengthens oak removal remediation standards; and establishes a permit program for oak tree removal once 795 acres of oak woodland have been removed.

Measure D – Personal Heliport Initiative – NO
Amends Napa County Code to disallow the use of personal airports and helipads and limit the circumstances under which helicopter takeoffs and landings in support of direct agricultural activities may take place.

Napa County Board of Supervisors, District 3 – Diane Dillon
The Napa County Farm Bureau endorses Diane Dillon for another term on the Board of Supervisors.

Proposition 68 – Parks, Environment & Water Bond – NO
Authorizes $4 billion in general obligation bonds for: parks, natural resources protection, climate adaptation, water quality and supply, and flood protection.

Proposition 69 – Transportation Taxes and Fees Lockbox – YES
Requires that certain revenues generated by a 2017 transportation funding law be used only for transportation purposes and generally prohibits the Legislature from diverting funds to other purposes.

Proposition 70 – Vote Requirement to Use Cap-and-Trade Revenue – YES
Beginning in 2024, requires that cap-and-trade revenues accumulate in a reserve fund until the Legislature, by a two-thirds majority, authorizes use of the revenues.

Proposition 71 – Effective Date of Ballot Measures – YES
Provides that ballot measures approved by a majority of voters shall take effect five days after the Secretary of State certifies the results of the election.

Proposition 72 – Property Tax Exclusion for Rainwater Capture Systems – NO POSITION
Permits the Legislature to allow construction of rain-capture systems, completed on or after January 1, 2019, without requiring property-tax reassessment.