Secretary of State Debra Bowen has assigned numbers to the 11 ballot measures that will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot, starting over with No. 1, which was assigned to the oft-delayed $9.95 billion bond issue to partially finance a high-speed rail system in the state.
Prop 1 it is. It has a nice ring to it.
Although AB 3034 has been delayed in the Senate for two weeks I do not believe that even if it passes it would change the numbering. I've seen studies arguing that ballot placement matters - that's why the order of candidates is done by random draw - so perhaps this matters, perhaps it doesn't.
But there it is. Prop 1. Yes on Prop 1!