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Marin County, CA November 2, 2004 Election
Directory of Marin County, CA Measures
County Results as of Nov 24 10:10am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (209/209)
89.5% Countywide Voter Turnout (136625/152657)

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Measure A. Transportation Authority -- County of Marin (2/3 Majority Required)
89555 / 71.22% Yes votes ...... 36187 / 28.78% No votes
To reduce local traffic congestion by implementing a 20-year Transportation Plan that:

  • Maintains and improves bus service, including special services for seniors and disabled persons;
  • Fully funds and completes Highway 101 carpool lanes through San Rafael;
  • Maintains and improves roads, bikeways, sidewalks, and pathways;
  • Reduces school-related congestion and provides safe access to school;

Shall Marin County voters authorize a 1/2-cent sales tax to implement the plan, with annual audits and an independent Citizens' Oversight Committee?

Measure B. Prohibiting Growing Genetically Modified Organisms -- County of Marin
75313 / 61.91% Yes votes ...... 46333 / 38.09% No votes
Shall the ordinance prohibiting growing of genetically modified organisms, with exceptions for medical research and treatment be adopted?

Measure C. Improvement Bond -- Marin Community College District (55% Vote Required)
77102 / 63.04% Yes votes ...... 45199 / 36.96% No votes
To provide affordable job training and four-year college reparation by using environmental building practice to improve science labs, classrooms, libraries, maintaining educational facilities, updating technology, wiring, improving energy efficiency, fire safety, campus security, disabled access, and repairing, constructing, acquiring, equipping classrooms, labs, sites, facilities, shall Marin Community College District issue $249,500,000 in bonds, at legal rates, with annual audits, citizen oversight, no money for administrator salaries?

Measure E. Bonds -- Novato Unified School District (2/3 vote required)
17958 / 65.98% Yes votes ...... 9259 / 34.02% No votes
To maintain, restore and improve essential educational programs in Novato's neighborhood schools with emphasis on math, science, and English, attracting and retaining qualified and experienced teachers and employees, reducing class sizes and supporting school library services and classroom technology shall the Novato Unified School District extend its existing special tax and increase it to $185 per parcel for eight years,with an exemption for seniors, all money staying in our community and no money for administrator salaries?

Measure F. Amendment of Section 1 -- City of Novato (Majority Approval Required)
13522 / 62.80% Yes votes ...... 8011 / 37.20% No votes
To allow the City of Novato increased flexibility to seek voter approval to construct city facilities, shall Measure D enacted in November of 1987 be amended to allow for projects of this nature to be voted upon in special elections as long as there is another measure or matter on the same ballot to reduce the costs of holding such special elections?

Measure G. Parcel Tax Renewal -- Tamalpais Union High School District (2/3 Vote Required)
48312 / 74.63% Yes votes ...... 16426 / 25.37% No votes
To maintain quality public high school education including small class sizes and exceptional instructional programs in Belvedere, Bolinas,Corte Madera, Fairfax, Greenbrae, Kentfield, Larkspur, Marin City, Mill Valley, Nicasio, Ross, San Anselmo, San Geronimo, Sausalito, Stinson and Tiburon, shall Tamalpais Union High School district be authorized to renew a parcel tax for 7 years commencing July 1, 2005, at the current rate plus an annual 3% increase ($199.97 + tax year 2005 + 2006), with an exemption for parcels owned and occupied by persons 65 and older?

Measure H. Renewal of Special Assessment for Educational Programs and Services -- Mill Valley School District (2/3 vote)
13778 / 77.72% Yes votes ...... 3949 / 22.28% No votes
To maintain school libraries and libraryervices, maintain small class sizes, and avoid the layoff of teachers in Mill Valley elementary and middle schools, shall the existing instructional parcel tax in Mill Valley be continued for an additional 8 years, including an annual audit and accountability measures?

Measure I. Sausalito School Improvement Bond -- Sausalito Marin City School District (55% Vote Required)
4346 / 73.52% Yes votes ...... 1565 / 26.48% No votes
To permit Sausalito Marin City School District tof inance construction/modernization of Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy, Bayside/Willow Creek modernization, replacement of Bayside School's kindergarten-first grade building; repair of inadequate electrical, heating, ventilation and plumbing; safety improvements, including upgrades to playgrounds and athletic fields; improvements to meet current building codes, improved accessibility, and technology upgrades; shall Sausalito Marin City School District issue $15,900,000 of bonds at interest rates within the legal limit, with a Citizens' Oversight Committee to audit expenditures?

Measure J. Transient Occupancy Tax and Appropriations Limit Increase -- City of Sausalito (Majority Approval Required)
2432 / 58.84% Yes votes ...... 1701 / 41.16% No votes
Shall an Ordinance of the City of Sausalito be approved to amend Section 3.12.030 of the City of Sausalito Municipal Code to increase the Transient Occupancy Tax from 10% to an amount not to exceed 12% and shall Sausalito's appropriations limit be correspondingly increased?

Measure K. Maintaining Excellence in Jr. High and High Schools -- Petaluma Joint Union High School District (2/3 Vote Required)
22,119 / 68.0% Yes votes ...... 10,386 / 32.0% No votes
   21,989 (68.0%) Yes / 10,330 (32.0%) No in Sonoma County
   130 (69.89%) Yes / 56 (30.11%) No in Marin County
To keep school libraries open, restore smaller class sizes grades 7-12, restore and maintain computer and technology programs, maintain music and fine art programs, and provide necessary educational programs and materials to the extent funds are available, shall the Petaluma Joint Union High School District be authorized to levy a $50 annual parcel tax for four years, beginning July 1,2005 with annual citizens' oversight committee, exempting parcels owned and occupied by persons 65 years of age or over?

Measure L. Adoption of Special Municipal Services Tax -- Town of Fairfax (Municipal Services Tax - 2/3 Approval Required)
2525 / 57.05% Yes votes ...... 1901 / 42.95% No votes
Shall an ordinance be adopted approving the adoptionpecial municipal services tax uponential property to a maximum rate ofone hundred twenty-five dollars for each dwelling unit andupon improved business property to a maximum rate of onehundred twenty-five dollars for each business occupancy andspecifying that all proceeds of the special municipal servicestax shall be paid into the general fund to be used exclusivelyfor the specific purposes of public safety, including police,fire, emergency medical and public works which includeshazard/safety improvements to our public streets andsidewalks?

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