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Los Angeles County, CA February 5, 2008 Election
Directory of Los Angeles County, CA Measures
County Results as of Feb 29 2:58pm, 55.26% of Precincts Reporting (4,766/4,766)
99.9% Countywide Voter Turnout (2,183,998/808,126)

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Measure A. Local School Education Improvement Measure -- San Gabriel Unified School District (School Bond - 55% Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 5,240 / 70.10% Yes votes ...... 2,235 / 29.90% No votes
To provide a quality education for all students, meet the challenges of new instructional techniques with contemporary computer technology and to provide all students with a safe learning environment, shall San Gabriel Unified School District issue $65,000,000 of bonds at legal rates to renovate, acquire, construct, repair and equip local neighborhood schools, sites and facilities, subject to independent financial audits, citizen oversight and with no money for administrators’ salaries?

Measure B. Communications Users’ Tax -- City of Huntington Park (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 4,804 / 78.27% Yes votes ...... 1,334 / 21.73% No votes
Shall Ordinance No. 814-NS be adopted to reduce the rate of the City of Huntington Park’s Communications Users’ Tax from 7% to 6.5% and maintain a flow of tax revenues to fund essential city services; to revise the method for calculating and collecting the Communications Users’ Tax (currently called the Telephone Users’ Tax) to reflect technological advances and changes in federal law; and to ratify and approve the past collection of the Tax?

Measure C. School Improvement Bond -- Redondo Beach Unified School District (School Bond - 55% Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 13,516 / 65.92% Yes votes ...... 6,989 / 34.08% No votes
To improve the quality of education, complete the renovation of local schools, make health and safety improvements, upgrade and modernize existing classrooms and school buildings, including multipurpose rooms, and improve student support facilities at the High School, including the library, computer and science labs and athletic facilities, shall the Redondo Beach Unified School District issue $145,000,000 in bonds within legal interest rates, with no money for teacher or administrative salaries, and spending reviewed annually by a citizens’ oversight committee?

Measure D. Pasadena Utility Users Tax Continuation Measure -- City of Pasadena (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 21,375 / 58.41% Yes votes ...... 15,219 / 41.59% No votes
Shall an ordinance be adopted to ratify and continue Pasadena’s existing Utility Users Tax to fund general city services, including essential municipal services such as police, fire, street repair, parks and libraries, provided that low-income seniors and disabled residents remain exempt, the ordinance is updated to treat taxpayers equally regardless of technology used, and independent annual audits of the tax are required?

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¿Debería adoptarse una ordenanza para ratificar y prolongar el existente Impuesto a Usuarios de Servicios Públicos en Pasadena para financiar los servicios generales de la ciudad como los servicios municipales básicos de policía, bomberos, reparación de calles, parques y bibliotecas, siempre y cuando las personas de la tercera edad de bajos ingresos y residentes discapacitados permanezcan exentos, la ordenanza se actualiza para tratar a todos los contribuyentes equitativamente, sea cual sea la tecnología utilizada y se requieran las auditorias anuales particulares del impuesto?

Measure E. School Improvement Bond -- Long Beach Community College District (School Bond - 55% Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 79,204 / 73.84% Yes votes ...... 28,057 / 26.16% No votes
To qualify for State matching funds that will better prepare Long Beach college students for highdemand jobs, shall Long Beach Community College District renovate science, nursing, police, and firefighting classrooms, upgrade classroom technology and high-tech training labs; repair aging roofs, electrical, plumbing, heating, and ventilation; and upgrade/construct/equip/acquire classrooms, facilities, sites; by issuing $440 million in bonds, at legal rates, with citizen oversight, mandatory audits, and all funds staying local to improve Long Beach City College facilities?

Measure F. Prohibition on Fireworks -- City of Inglewood (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 9,772 / 42.28% Yes votes ...... 13,339 / 57.72% No votes
Shall Ordinance No. 08-02 be adopted to prohibit the sale and use of fireworks in the City of Inglewood?

Measure G. Term Limits -- City of Downey (Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 6,977 / 32.96% Yes votes ...... 14,192 / 67.04% No votes
Shall a Charter Amendment, proposed by the Downey City Council, which amends Charter Section 500.1 Limitation of Terms from a two (2) term limit to a three (3) consecutive term limit and provides for additional terms after a two (2) year waiting period, be adopted?

Measure R. Parcel Tax Renewal -- Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (Parcel Tax)
27,525 / 73.03% Yes votes ...... 10,165 / 26.97% No votes
To preserve quality schools despite inadequate state funding, and prevent program cuts shall the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District renew - without increasing -- existing school parcel taxes, annually adjusted for inflation, with exemptions for homes owned and occupied by senior citizens, and annual audits reported to taxpayers by Independent Citizens Oversight Committee? Funds used to retain highly qualified teachers and reduced class size, protect excellence in math, science, technology, arts, music, reading; sustain libraries. No funds used for administrator salaries.

Measure S. Reduction of Tax Rate and Modernization of Communications Users Tax -- City of Los Angeles (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 463,621 / 65.94% Yes votes ...... 239,513 / 34.06% No votes
Shall an ordinance be adopted to reduce the City’s tax on communications users from 10% to 9%; modernize the ordinance to treat taxpayers equally regardless of technology used; exempt low income senior-citizen and disabled households; to fund general municipal services, such as 911, police, fire protection, street maintenance, parks and libraries; subject to an annual independent audit?

Measure V. School Improvement Bond -- Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District (55% Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 2,365 / 51.06% Yes votes ...... 2,267 / 48.94% No votes
To acquire, construct and improve school facilities, shall the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District be authorized to replace high school portable facilities with permanent classrooms, construct additional classrooms, science labs, library, and support facilities, to qualify for approximately $15,000,000 in State matching and joint-use funds by issuing up to $46,200,000 in bonds at interest rates within legal limits, with annual audits, a citizens’ oversight committee, and no money for salaries?

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