If you support ballot initiatives and the will of the majority, you are a populist, not a conservative. These things were meant to be decided by the legislature, as is supposed to occur in a Republic.
And if you support anything done by the California state legislature, you are not a conservative. There is no more corrupt group of individuals in California. I personally knew two different heads of the state legislature, and both were absolutely corrupt. I worked with one after he got booted out of the position, and he was oblivious to what the people wanted, prefering to line his own pocket. He later ended up in prison for a while. After getting out, he was more humble and down to earth. Ballot initiatives are a way for people to make their voice heard, when otherwise no one is listening.