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League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
City of East Palo Alto
2/3 Approval Required
Fail: 664 / 21.2% Yes votes ...... 2,474 / 78.8% No votes
Index of all Measures
|Results as of Jan 4 9:41am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (12/12)|
|Information shown below: Impartial Analysis | Arguments ||
Shall an initiative measure be adopted imposing a 10-year parcel tax of $75 on single-family parcels, $40 for occupied rental units, and an equivalent rate for commercial and industrial properties, to be restricted for law enforcement purposes only?
Tax funds would be restricted to the following types of activities:
/s/ Michael Sanderson Lawson August 28, 200
Video of Yes and No Arguments
|Arguments For Measure D||Arguments Against Measure D|
|Yes on Measure D + 100% of the money goes to increased police patrols in East Palo Alto.
Yes on Measure D + 100% of the money goes to adding more police officers in East Palo Alto.
Yes on Measure D + 100% of the money goes to attracting and training new East Palo Alto police officers.
If we are going to increase our taxes to help reduce crime and drugs in East Palo Alto, shouldn't 100% of the money go to improving our police department?
If we are going to increase our taxes to be sure that we have enough police officers on the streets, shouldn't 100% of the money go for police services?
If we are going to increase taxes to improve police emergency response times, shouldn't 100% of the money go for police services?
Measure D guarantees that 100% of the money goes into increased and improved police services.
Measure D costs you less than Measure C ($75 versus $100 per year) and it puts more money directly into improving police services, response times and hiring new officers than the other measure.
Yes on Measure D protects senior citizens on fixed incomes and disabled individuals. They can be exempted. Homeowners pay $75 per year + landlords must pay $40 for every occupied apartment in their building. Commercial business must pay their fair share also based upon square footage.
Special oversight and audit provisions have been included in Measure D. A three person "Oversight" Committee must review money spent from Measure D and report to the community. Annual audits are also required and must be made public.
If we really want to do something about crime and drugs in East Palo Alto, we have to commit serious and 100% of new resources to the problem.
YES on Measure D.
/s/ Dallas Price August 18, 2006 Businessman
/s/ Tammy Saukitoga August 18, 2006 Renter
/s/ Ruby J. Tyler August 18, 2006 Home Owner
/s/ Geneva Whatley Renter
/s/ Elizabeth Price August 18, 2006 Retired
/s/ Lawrence C. Goode
/s/ Viliami N. Teu
/s/ Clifton Benne
/s/ Patricia Foster
/s/ Donna Rutherford
YES on D means funds go directly to improving and enhancing law enforcement in East Palo Alto.
YES on D is less expensive to you than the City Council sponsored Measure C (D is $75 / their measure C costs you $100) AND you get an improved police department and additional officers from D than C. If you want increased police patrols + more community policing + and a safer community + join our coalition and vote YES on Measure D.
Just this past election, we voted down the City's scheme to give half of a new tax raised to their pet charity groups. Don't they listen? Vote down their latest scheme + Vote NO on C and YES on D.
"If we are going to improve our community, we need more police on the street. YES on Measure D means more police and less cost to taxpayers than Measure C." Officer Name, East Palo Alto Police Officers' Association.
"Nothing about Measure D prevents the City from funding at-risk youth and anti gang programs. Measure D simply puts the new taxes raised directly into increased law enforcement and more police officers. I urge YES on Measure D" Resident name, X year East Palo Alto resident.
YES ON D for a safer East Palo Alto.
/s/ John L. Wilson August 25, 2006 Renter
/s/ Ana Peralta August 25, 2006 Renter
/s/ Martha Hanks August 26, 2006 Teacher
/s/ Orian J. Julian August 26, 2006 Home Owner
/s/ Verna Winston August 26, 2006