Here are The Times' recommendations on the two other issues on the recall ballot.
Proposition 53. NO. Unquestionably, California needs to pay more attention to roads, state parks, sewers and other infrastructure. But Proposition 53 would be a bad way to go about it. The measure requires that up to 3% of the general fund be dedicated to non-school infrastructure. Since no new funds would be provided, other programs would have to be cut. A new mandate, robbing one part of the general fund to pay another, is not the answer. Vote no on Proposition 53.