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Santa Cruz County, CA November 7, 2006 Election
Directory of Santa Cruz County, CA Measures
County Results as of Nov 8 1:09am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (317/317)
50.6% Countywide Voter Turnout (72,017/142,415)

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Measure G. Minimum Wage Increase -- City of Santa Cruz (Initiative)
8,693 / 39.05% Yes votes ...... 13,571 / 60.95% No votes
Shall the City adopt an ordinance requiring employers in the City of Santa Cruz to pay a minimum wage of $9.25 per hour rather than the $6.75 per hour minimum wage required by State law?

Measure H. Sales Tax Replacement -- City of Santa Cruz
12,310 / 58.04% Yes votes ...... 8,901 / 41.96% No votes
Shall the one-quarter of one percent City of Santa Cruz General Fund sales tax that was approved in 2004 for a five-year period be replaced with a one-half of one percent General Fund sales tax for local use only, without a sunset provision, to help limit future budget cuts, repair the City's streets, support public safety, and provide additional security and maintenance for City parks?

Measure I. UCSC Growth Ordinance -- City of Santa Cruz
16,486 / 76.65% Yes votes ...... 5,021 / 23.35% No votes
Shall the Santa Cruz Municipal Code be amended to add an ordinance that promotes sustainable growth in the City by opposing the negative impacts of proposed University of California at Santa Cruz ("UCSC") growth and by prohibiting the City from providing services to the University necessary for University expansion until the University has fully implemented mitigation measures intended to offset the negative environmental impacts that will otherwise result from that expansion?

Measure J. Water and Sewer Service Area Expansion -- City of Santa Cruz (Charter Amendment)
16,585 / 79.98% Yes votes ...... 4,152 / 20.02% No votes
In order to preserve the City's limited remaining water capacity that is available to current utility users and to conserve capacity in the City's wastewater treatment plant, shall the City of Santa Cruz Charter be amended to require a vote of the people before the City Council will be allowed to initiate an annexation to the City's water service area or sewer service area?

Measure K. Marijuana Law Enforcement Priority -- City of Santa Cruz (Initialtive)
13,969 / 63.88% Yes votes ...... 7,900 / 36.12% No votes
Shall the Santa Cruz Municipal Code be amended by adding an ordinance that requires Santa Cruz police officers and other law enforcement officers in the City of Santa Cruz to make enforcement of state and federal laws pertaining to the distribution, sale, cultivation or use of marijuana by adults their lowest law enforcement priority?

Measure L. Sales Tax -- City of Watsonville
4,159 / 59.97% Yes votes ...... 2,776 / 40.03% No votes
In order to maintain critical City services such as police, parks, fire and community services, neighborhood crime prevention, building code enforcement, gang prevention programs, road and pothole repair and other services provided by the City of Watsonville, shall the sales tax in Watsonville be increased by one quarter of one percent (0.25%) to be effective if the voters also cap the City's retirement tax collection rate at 7.7 cents per $100.00 of assessed value?

Measure M. Retirement Tax Rate -- City of Watsonville
3,477 / 50.96% Yes votes ...... 3,346 / 49.04% No votes
Shall the City of Watsonville amend Subdivision (b) of Section 1122 of Article XI of the Charter of the City of Watsonville by adding a new Subdivision (3) which caps the retirement tax rate at 7.7 cents per $100.00 of assessed value, to be effective on July 1, 2007, if the voters also approve a one quarter of one percent (0.25%) sales tax increase?

Measure N. Bond -- Scotts Valley Fire Protection District
3,874 / 52.27% Yes votes ...... 3,537 / 47.73% No votes
SCOTTS VALLEY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT BOND MEASURE. Shall the Scotts Valley Fire Protection District be authorized to issue general obligation bonds (no bond exceeding 30 years from issuance) in a principal amount not exceeding $5,200,000, bearing interest at legal rates, to assist in constructing a new fire station, pay costs of issuance, and levy an ad valorem tax on taxable property in the District at a rate sufficient to pay for the bonds and the administration thereof?

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