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Santa Barbara County, CA November 7, 2006 Election
Directory of Santa Barbara County, CA Measures
County Results as of Nov 30 3:49pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (351/351)
68.2% Countywide Voter Turnout (125428/183890)

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Measure D2006. Transportation Sales Tax -- County of Santa Barbara (Ordinance - 2/3 approval required)
Fail: 63407 / 54.47% Yes votes ...... 53007 / 45.53% No votes
Top fund a traffic congestion relief and safety improvment expenditure plan, with citizen oversight and all funds spent on local projects, including

  • Widening US 101 south of Milpas
  • Expanding bus service including fare reduction for seniors and disabled persons
  • Maintaining and repairing roads
  • Establishing pilot commuter rail service
  • Implementing a safe routes to school program,

Shall Santa Barbara County voters approve an ordinance extending for 30 years and increasing by one-quarter cent the existng one-half cent sales tax?

Measure K2006. Cold Springs School Bond -- Cold Spring School District (55% approval required)
Fail: 661 / 50.89% Yes votes ...... 638 / 49.11% No votes
To improve the quality of education, shall the Cold Spring School District be authorized to repair, renovate, upgrade, and modernize Cold Spring School; improve student safety and handicap accessibility; expand the library, construct new classrooms, restrooms and educational facilities; and improve access to computers and technology by issuing $14,500,000 in bonds within legal interest rates with spending annually reviewed by a citizens' oversight committee, no money for administrator salaries, and all funds are spent locally within the District?

Measure L2006. Transient Occupancy Tax -- City of Solvang (Ordinance - 2/3 approval required)
Fail: 948 / 48.00% Yes votes ...... 1027 / 52.00% No votes
Shall an ordinance amending the general transient occupancy tax and imposing an additional special transient occupancy tax be adopted?

Measure M2006. City Charter -- City of Solvang (Charter - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 1029 / 54.39% Yes votes ...... 863 / 45.61% No votes
Shall the proposed charter for the City of Solvang received and filed by the City Clerk on June 26, 2006 be adopted?

Measure N2006. General Obligation Bond of 2006 -- Los Olivos School District (55% approval required)
Pass: 469 / 61.47% Yes votes ...... 294 / 38.53% No votes
To sustain and improve the qulity of education, shall the Los Olivos School district construct or renovate classrooms, educational facilities and restrooms; make health and safety improvements throught the District including upgrades to fire alarm systems and handicap accessibility; renovate the school's playfields by issueing $4,650,000 in bods within legal interest rtes with annual audits, spending reviewed by an independent citizens' oversight committee, with nomoney for staff salaries?

Measure O2006. Library Services Tax -- Vandenberg Village Community Services District (Ordinance - 2/3 approval required)
Fail: 1430 / 52.55% Yes votes ...... 1291 / 47.45% No votes
Shall a new special tax be authorized for imposition, within a newly created Zone of Benefit within County Service Area No. 45, in the amount of $22 per parcel per year for the purpose of funding enhanced library services?

Measure P2006. Marijuana -- City of Santa Barbara (4,482 votes of approval required)
18151 / 65.91% Yes votes ...... 9389 / 34.09% No votes
Shall the City of Santa Barbara adopt an ordinance mandating that the Santa Barbara Police give marijuana laws the lowest law enforcement priority possible?

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