Prop 19 also creates a historic dedicated fund for fire prevention and emergency resources; benefits wildfire survivors, seniors and people with disabilities

Sacramento, Calif. October 5, 2020 – The Yes on 19 campaign announced the launch of two new television ads featuring a 2017 Tubbs Fire survivor. The two ads are playing in selective media markets across the state and are entitled “Kristy” and “Tubbs” featuring wildfire survivor Kristy Militello who lost her home in the Tubbs Fire in 2017. 

Kristy Militello, 2017 Tubbs Fire Survivor “After two wildfires destroyed 15,155 homes, victims faced massive tax hikes simply for relocating a few miles away. Prop 19 will remove unfair location restrictions to eliminate sudden tax increases so wildfire victims can move to a replacement home anywhere in California.”

WATCH TV AD: “KRISTY” 

WATCH TV AD: “TUBBS” 

Watch all Yes on Proposition 19 ads HERE.

Proposition 19 will do the following: 

Support Life-Saving Fire & Emergency Response
• Secure needed revenue for fire protection, fire districts, and CalFire in support of California’s wildfire response.
• Provide dedicated funding for fire response across the state – including historically underfunded fire districts in rural and urban communities – protecting millions of homes and lives.

Limit Property Tax Increases for Seniors, People with Disabilities, Families, and Wildfire Victims
• Provide housing relief by allowing seniors, people with severe disabilities and victims of wildfires to transfer their home’s property tax base to a replacement home anywhere in California.
• Constitutionally protect the right for parents and grandparents to pass the family home to their children and grandchildren so they can afford to live in the home as intended by Prop 58. •Open up housing inventory throughout California for renters and first-time homeowners.

Generate Hundreds of Millions of Annual Funding for Fire Protection and Local Government
• Generate new revenues for fire protection and local government, emergency services, and vital programs including healthcare access, affordable housing projects, homeless and mental health services.
• Help balance budgets and provide a boost to our state’s economic recovery from the COVID- 19 pandemic, with revenue projections growing to over $2 billion annually.

Protect Homes as Intended for Californians, Closing Unfair Loopholes Used by Non-Californians
• Close loopholes and tax breaks used on vacation houses, second homes, and beachfront rentals by wealthy non-California residents and trust fund heirs – meant for California homeowners.
• Ensure tax savings work to protect vulnerable Californians and California homeowners as intended under Propositions 58 and 193 – not tax loopholes for out-of-state residents and trust fund heirs to avoid paying their fair share of taxes.