UPDATE: Guide to the candidates is here.
Prop 19 - Yes. Legalize marijuana. Stop prosecuting adults for what they decide to consume, and let law enforcement focus on real crime.
Prop 20 - Yes. Stops politicians from gerrymandering their own districts and creates a citizens' panel to draw district boundaries for Congressional races.
Prop 21 - No. Increases car tax to pay for state parks. We already pay taxes for the state parks, but Sacramento politicians gave it all away to the state employee unions. This is just another money grab to fill the hole left by the money they stole.
Prop 22 -
Initially, I was in favor of this initiative, as I thought it dealt solely with protecting local funds from raids by Sacramento. As I studied it I discovered otherwise. Prop. 22 is really about protecting often abusing redevelopment agencies from Sacramento. Redevelopment agencies use eminent domain to take property from one private owner and give it to another. They are legally state, not local agencies, and they have been diverting ever larger chunks of local property tax revenue (now some 12 percent) away from local schools, fire departments, and special districts.
Prop 23 - Yes. Suspends California's draconian, job-killing AB32 energy tax until the economy improves.
Prop 24 - No. Raises taxes on California businesses, already struggling in the worst business state in the U.S.
Prop 25 - No. Makes it easier for legislature to raise taxes by removing 2/3 requirement. Even with the 2/3 requirement, we have the highest taxes in the nation. Imagine what they'd do if we made it even easier!
Prop 26 - Yes. Closes loophole where politicians can raise taxes without a 2/3 vote by dishonestly calling them "fees."
Prop 27 - No. Reinstates gerrymandering, allowing state legislators to draw their own districts.
San Diego Prop D - No. Raises the sales tax to among the highest in the entire United States to allow the fatcat public employee unions to avoid pension reform.
I came to these positions independently, but my views align with many reform/liberty organizations such as the Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition, Richard Rider's San Diego County Tax Fighters, Temple of Mut, the John and Ken Show, the San Diego County Taxpayers Association, and the CA Libertarian Party.
I welcome your feedback. Please forward to your liberty-minded friends. Candidate endorsements to follow soon.