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Los Angeles County, CA November 8, 2005 Election
Directory of Los Angeles County, CA Measures
County Results as of Nov 23 4:01pm, 100% of Precincts Reporting (2172/2172)
46.3% Countywide Voter Turnout (1,782,448/3,842,887)

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Measure A. Hotel Visitor Tax -- City of Commerce
1,266 / 58.64% Yes votes ...... 893 / 41.36% No votes
Shall the ordinance entitled "An Ordinance of the People of the City of Commerce, State of California, Enacting a Hotel Visitor Tax", for the purpose of protecting the local economy by continuing tourism promotion, be approved?

Measure B. Increase in Transient Occupancy Tax -- City of Baldwin Park
3,202 / 38.29% Yes votes ...... 5,160 / 61.71% No votes
Shall the City of Baldwin Park's transient occupancy tax, which is levied for the privilege of occupancy in any hotel or motel, be increased from ten percent (10%) to eleven percent (11%) as of January 1, 2006; and be increased from eleven percent (11%) to twelve percent (12%) as of January 1, 2008?

Measure C. Annexation of 152 Acres for Malibu Valley Inn Project -- City of Calabasas (Advisory Vote Only)
2,486 / 40.22% Yes votes ...... 3,695 / 59.78% No votes
Should Calabasas annex 152 acres on Mulholland Highway east of Las Virgenes Road for the Malibu Valley Inn & Spa – a 203-room resort, 5 estate homes, facilities for swimming, equestrian use, tennis, fitness spa, restaurant, winery, shops, conference rooms, and underground parking as described in the project’s draft environmental impact report – in lieu of up to 81 estate homes on 443 acres if not annexed

Measure D. Protection and Preservation of Open Space in City -- City of Calabasas
5,028 / 84.24% Yes votes ...... 941 / 15.76% No votes
Shall Ordinance No. 2005-225 be adopted to protect and preserve the existing areas of Open Space in Calabasas by requiring two-thirds voter approval before any land in the City designated as Open Space may be redesignated for another use?

Measure E. Add Beach to Restricted Open Space Zone -- City of Hermosa Beach
2,346 / 43.44% Yes votes ...... 3,055 / 56.56% No votes
Shall an ordinance be adopted adding the beach to the Restricted Open Space (O-S-1) zone and limiting improvements in the O-S-1 zone to (a) landscaping, irrigation and erosion control, and (b) replacement or repair of existing improvements within their existing footprint?

Measure F. Special Tax for Public Safety -- City of Sierra Madre (2/3 Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 2,143 / 50.09% Yes votes ...... 2,135 / 49.91% No votes
In order to fund Public Safety Services in the City of Sierra Madre, including Advanced Life Support (paramedic) emergency medical services, replacement of fire equipment, personnel to improve fire and emergency medical response, and to allow more competitive Police Department salaries, shall the City of Sierra Madre impose a special public safety tax beginning with Fiscal Year 2006-07?

Measure G. School Improvement Bonds -- Glendora Unified School District (55% Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 6,588 / 63.09% Yes votes ...... 3,854 / 36.91% No votes
Shall Glendora Unified School District upgrade, repair and improve classrooms and school facilities including upgrading aging heating/ventilation/air-conditioning systems, upgrading electrical power/ wiring for technology in classrooms, repair/ replace aging roofs, restrooms, install fire alarms, bring school facilities into compliance with current building safety/health codes, by issuing $41,310,000 of bonds at interest rates within legal limits, qualify for $12 million in state grants with annual audits and citizen oversight?

Measure H. Public Safety Improvements; Financing -- City of Signal Hill
1,035 / 44.75% Yes votes ...... 1,278 / 55.25% No votes
Shall the City of Signal Hill impose a tax of 3% on charges for electric, gas, water and other utility services (with exemptions for seniors and low income households) for a period of no more than 15 years to finance and construct a new, modernized police station in the City of Signal Hill and to pay for police equipment and other related costs?

Measure I. Four-year Term of Office for Mayor -- City of South El Monte
902 / 42.25% Yes votes ...... 1,233 / 57.75% No votes
Shall the term of office of Mayor be four years?

Measure J. New District Formation -- Proposed Antelope Valley Flood Control District (Advisory Vote Only)
12,799 / 27.63% Yes votes ...... 33,518 / 72.37% No votes
Do you support the formation of a new Antelope Valley Flood Control District, which would take three to four years to form at an ongoing average annual property assessment currently estimated to be approximately $150 to $200 per lot?

Measure K. Annexation of Antelope Valley to L.A. County Flood Control District -- Proposed Antelope Valley Flood Control District (Advisory Vote Only)
10,393 / 25.02% Yes votes ...... 31,143 / 74.98% No votes
Do you support the annexation of Antelope Valley to the existing Los Angeles County Flood Control District, which would take two to three years to annex at an ongoing average annual property assessment currently estimated to be approximately $125 to $175 per lot?

Measure M. Eliminate Elective Office of Mayor -- City of El Monte
3,010 / 32.20% Yes votes ...... 6,339 / 67.80% No votes
Shall the City of El Monte eliminate the elective office of Mayor in favor of procedures which provide that the office of Mayor shall be occupied by each of the five members of the City Council on a rotating basis, except as otherwise provided by ordinance. (If approved, this Measure will not take effect until November 2007. Voters must still vote to elect a Mayor at the November 8, 2005 consolidated general municipal election.)

Measure R. School Facilities Improvement Bonds -- Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
15,496 / 70.78% Yes votes ...... 6,398 / 29.22% No votes
To complete the next phase of school renovations, qualify for over $11,000,000 in state matching funds and improve safety and educational opportunities by replacing aging sewer/water lines, improving fire alarms, upgrading heating/ventilation, replacing 30-year old portables, building classrooms to accommodate growth, improving seismic safety and completing projects detailed in the core academic school facilities plan, shall Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District issue $30,000,000 in bonds, at legal interest rates, with mandatory audits and independent citizen oversight

Measure S. School Grounds Improvement Bonds -- Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
14,678 / 66.99% Yes votes ...... 7,233 / 33.01% No votes
Shall Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District issue $10,000,000 in bonds at legal interest rates to improve school grounds and facilities including replacing deteriorating school fencing to establish a safe school perimeter, renovating playfields and play courts, repairing unsafe bleachers, replacing aging gym floors that can no longer be resurfaced, adding physical education facilities to accommodate growing enrollment and completing other projects in the co-curricular school facilities plan with mandatory audits and independent citizen oversight?

Measure X. To Terminate District's Merit System and Personnel Commission -- Torrance Unified School District (Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 10,975 / 41.64% Yes votes ...... 15,384 / 58.36% No votes
Shall the merit (Civil Service) system for school employees not requiring certification qualifications, as provided for in Article 6 (commencing with Section 45240 of Chapter 5 of Part 25 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Education Code of the State of California), and which has been in operation for at least five years, be terminated by the Torrance Unified School District of Los Angeles County on May 7, 2006.

Measure Y. Safe and Healthy Neighborhood Schools Repair and Construction Measure -- Los Angeles Unified School District
443,905 / 66.09% Yes votes ...... 227,731 / 33.91% No votes
To reduce overcrowding and improve learning, shall the Los Angeles Unified School District: continue repair/upgrade of aging/deteriorating classrooms, restrooms; build up-to-date, energy efficient neighborhood schools; early childhood education centers; upgrade fire/earthquake safety, emergency response equipment; purchase library books; upgrade computer technology; eliminate asbestos, lead paint hazards by issuing $3.985 billion in bonds, at legal interest rates; with guaranteed annual financial/performance audits, citizens' oversight, no money for administrators' salaries?

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