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Alameda County, CA June 3, 2008 Election
Directory of Alameda County, CA Measures
County Results as of Jun 19 1:06pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (1200/1200)
29.9% Countywide Voter Turnout (217091/725098)

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Measure F. Utility Users Tax Extention -- Alameda County (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 125436 / 65.77% Yes votes ...... 65294 / 34.23% No votes
Shall an ordinance be approved to extend until 6/30/2021 the existing Utility Users Tax, collected only in the unincorporated areas (e.g., Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, San Lorenzo, Sunol), which may fund County services, including services to unincorporated areas (e.g., Sheriff, Library, Planning and Code enforcement), establishing the rate of 6.5% and further amending the tax to include video and cable services, repeal limitations on taxes paid by nonresidential users, and making clarifying and administrative changes.

Measure H. Temporary Emergency 4-Year Parcel Tax -- Alameda Unified School District (2/3 Approval Required)
Pass: 11445 / 66.90% Yes votes ...... 5663 / 33.10% No votes
To offset severe state budget cuts to Alameda schools, minimize school closures, and protect the quality of education, student safety, class sizes, excellent teachers and staff and to restore prioritized cuts to music, athletics, advanced placement courses, shall Alameda Unified School District levy a temporary, 4-year emergency tax of $120 per residential parcel and 15 cents per square foot for commercial/industrial parcels (see the voter pamphlet), with exemptions for seniors, citizen oversight and all funds staying local?

Measure I. School Safety and Construction Bond Measure -- Hayward Unified School District (55%)
Pass: 11556 / 72.18% Yes votes ...... 4454 / 27.82% No votes
To improve safety and learning by construction, furnishing and equipping school facilities; reconstruction, rehabilitating, or replacing deteriorating schools; providing security systems, new or modernized permanent classrooms, land for construction, wireless technology, access for individuals with disabilities, and to qualify for state matching funds, shall the Hayward Unified School District issue $205 million in bonds not to exceed maximum legal interest, with independent citizen oversight, annual audits, and no money for administrators' salaries.

Measure J. Telephone Utility User Tax Modernization -- City of Oakland (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 44694 / 79.59% Yes votes ...... 11460 / 20.41% No votes
Without raising current tax rates, shall Oakland's existing telephone utility user tax be modernized so that tax payers are treated equally regardless of technology used?

Measure K. Public Safety Services Tax Extension -- City of Union City (2/3 Approval Required)
Fail: 3950 / 62.07% Yes votes ...... 2414 / 37.93% No votes
Shall the existing Public Safety Services Tax be extended and enhanced to expire in twenty years, with adjusted tax rates and an annual adjustment cap of 3%, in order to fund current and expanded police and fire protection services, youth violence prevention and intervention programs and services, and emergency preparedness supplies and services, in Union City?

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