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Los Angeles County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Directory of Los Angeles County, CA Measures
County Results as of Nov 28 5:11pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (4,883/4,883)
81.9% Countywide Voter Turnout (3,368,057/4,111,642)

Measures
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Proposition A. Gang & Youth Violence Prevention, After-School & Job Training Programs -- City of Los Angeles (Parcel Tax - Two-Thirds Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 712,039 / 66.27% Yes votes ...... 362,396 / 33.73% No votes
To address gang violence through prevention and job training programs; preventing students from dropping out of school; funding supervised after-school programs, tutoring/mentoring, vocational/apprenticeship programs, expanded graffiti removal; requiring Controller audits, citizen oversight; funding proven programs; shall the City of Los Angeles levy an annual $36 gang prevention tax, with discounts for low-income seniors, on each real property parcel?

Proposition B. Update of Low Rent Housing Authorization -- City of Los Angeles (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 616,711 / 59.97% Yes votes ...... 411,626 / 40.03% No votes
Shall existing voter-approved authorization for low rent housing be revised to remove impediments to federal and state funding and requirements not compatible with current housing needs, and authorize the development, construction or acquisition of low rent housing by public entities in the City of Los Angeles, maintaining the previously authorized voter-approved level of 3,500 units per Council District, subject to availability of funding and all City development requirements?

Measure C. Term Limits -- City of Lynwood (Municipal Code Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 9,663 / 74.51% Yes votes ...... 3,305 / 25.49% No votes
Shall a term limits ordinance be adopted in the City of Lynwood so that no member of the city council may serve more than two consecutive terms in office?

Measure D. School Improvement -- El Monte Union High School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 24,851 / 74.16% Yes votes ...... 8,659 / 25.84% No votes
To ensure safe high school campuses and better prepare local students for college and high demand jobs, shall El Monte Union High School District rehabilitate, acquire, construct, and equip classrooms, sites, and facilities, complete safety/energy-efficiency upgrades, replace aging portables with permanent classrooms, upgrade technology and add new science labs, by issuing $148,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, qualifying for State matching funds, with independent oversight, no money for staff salaries, and all funds benefiting local high schools?

Measure E. School Safety, Security and Repair -- Beverly Hills Unified School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 9,484 / 64.89% Yes votes ...... 5,132 / 35.11% No votes
To provide safe and modernized school facilities, make necessary structural seismic safety repairs, upgrade, repair, and reconstruct aging classrooms, infrastructure, multiuse, gyms, libraries, science, technology & labs; roofing, plumbing, heating, ventilation and electrical systems; renovate Beverly Hills Unified School District schools to better protect student/staff from unauthorized entry, security risks and natural disasters; shall Beverly Hills Unified School District issue $334 million in bonds at legal interest rates subject to mandatory audits, independent citizens’ oversight without an estimated increase in tax rates?

Measure G. Telephone Users Tax Update -- City of Long Beach (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 84,503 / 59.92% Yes votes ...... 56,521 / 40.08% No votes
Without raising current tax rates, shall an ordinance be adopted to help preserve funding for critical City services, including police and fire protection, paramedic and emergency response, street maintenance, parks, youth services, and libraries, by updating the telephone users tax to include new and evolving technologies so that all taxpayers are treated equally regardless of technology used?

Measure H. Revitalization of Beverly Hilton Hotel Site -- City of Beverly Hills (General Plan Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 7,972 / 50.41% Yes votes ...... 7,843 / 49.59% No votes
Shall Resolution No. 08-R-12601, entitled “Resolution of the Council of the City of Beverly Hills amending the General Plan to enable the revitalization of the Beverly Hilton Hotel site with a new Luxury Hotel, Condominiums, and Open Space,” be adopted?

Measure I. Funding for Bond Repayment -- City of Long Beach (Special Tax - Two-Thirds Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 75,821 / 52.86% Yes votes ...... 67,619 / 47.14% No votes
To repay bonds which the City intends to issue to repair/replace city streets, sidewalks, alleys, storm drains, fire stations, police stations, libraries and recreational facilities and to acquire, restore and preserve wetlands, shall an Ordinance be adopted which establishes an annual parcel tax of $120 per residential unit (0.4 to 8.8 cents per square foot for other uses) adjusted annually for inflation?

Measure J. Community College Classroom Repair, Public Safety, Nursing & Job Training -- Los Angeles Community College District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 1,057,738 / 70.11% Yes votes ...... 450,949 / 29.89% No votes
To prepare students for jobs by improving classrooms, laboratories, equipment; train nurses, police, firefighters, paramedics; increase apprenticeship training opportunities; repair electrical wiring, plumbing, fire alarms; improve earthquake safety, energy efficiency to reduce costs; acquire/improve real property; shall Los Angeles Community College District issue $3.5 billion in bonds at legal interest rates, requiring public review, oversight, audits, no money for administrators’ salaries and no tax rate increase?

Measure K. Classroom Repair, Student Safety -- Long Beach Unified School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 123,253 / 72.12% Yes votes ...... 47,639 / 27.88% No votes
To make essential health/safety repairs, retain teachers, qualify for matching grants, shall Long Beach Unified School District retrofit schools for earthquake safety/handicap accessibility, repair restrooms/plumbing/roofs/fire safety, remove lead paint/asbestos, upgrade vocational classrooms/technology/energy efficiency, expand after-school programs, reduce overcrowding, by acquiring, repairing, constructing, equipping sites, facilities, joint-use buildings, and issuing $1,200,000,000 in bonds at legal rates with independent audits, citizen’s oversight, and no money for administrators’ salaries?

Measure L. Telephone Users Tax Update -- City of Lakewood (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 25,678 / 78.94% Yes votes ...... 6,852 / 21.06% No votes
Shall an ordinance be adopted to update and continue the telecommunications portion of Lakewood’s utility users tax to fund law enforcement, gang and drug prevention programs, after-school activities, senior transportation, parks, street and traffic signal maintenance and other essential services, with exemptions for low-income residents and seniors and provisions for equal treatment of taxpayers regardless of technology used, annual audits, public review of expenditures, no rate increases without voter approval, and local control of revenues?

Measure M. School Improvement -- El Segundo Unified School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 5,602 / 67.28% Yes votes ...... 2,724 / 32.72% No votes
To support high academic achievement, enhance student safety, and improve the 80 year old auditorium and the athletic facilities frequently used by the community, by repairing outdated wiring and plumbing, improving energy efficiency, reducing water use, and mitigating safety hazards and accessibility issues, shall the El Segundo Unified School District issue up to $14,000,000 in bonds at legal interest rates, with all funds used locally, an independent citizens’ oversight committee, annual audits and NO money for administrator salaries?

Measure O. School Improvement -- Rosemead Elementary School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 4,325 / 73.39% Yes votes ...... 1,568 / 26.61% No votes
To upgrade outdated heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, and deteriorating plumbing; make health, safety, and handicapped accessibility upgrades, and improve drinking water; implement computer and technology upgrades; install security and monitoring systems to increase student safety; and acquire, construct, repair, replace and modernize classrooms, cafeterias, and school facilities; shall Rosemead School District issue $30 million in bonds at legal interest rates with annual audits and independent citizens’ oversight and no money for administrators’ salaries?

Measure P. The Pico Rivera City Services Protection Measure -- City of Pico Rivera (Sales Tax Increase - Two-Thirds Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 13,787 / 68.33% Yes votes ...... 6,389 / 31.67% No votes
To preserve public safety, community programs and prevent significant cuts to essential services, by funding general City services including hiring additional police, maintaining anti-gang and graffiti efforts, youth and after-school parks and recreation services, expanding library and parks, fixing City streets, and other essential neighborhood improvements, shall the City sales tax be increased by one cent with annual financial audits, expenditure reports, and financial oversight?

Measure Q. Safe, Healthy Neighborhood Schools -- Los Angeles Unified School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 885,467 / 69.11% Yes votes ...... 395,852 / 30.89% No votes
To improve student health, safety and educational quality, shall the Los Angeles Unified School District: continue repair/upgrade of aging/deteriorating classrooms, restrooms; upgrade fire/earthquake safety; reduce asbestos, lead paint, air pollution, water quality hazards; build/upgrade specialized classrooms students need to meet job/college requirements; improve classroom Internet access by issuing $7 billion in bonds, at legal interest rates; with guaranteed annual audits, citizens’ oversight, no increase in maximum tax rate?

Measure R. Traffic Relief - Rail Extensions - Reduce Foreign Oil Dependence -- Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Sales Tax Increase - Two-Thirds Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 2,039,214 / 67.93% Yes votes ...... 962,569 / 32.07% No votes
To:
  • Synchronize traffic signals;
  • Repair potholes;
  • Extend light rail with airport connections;
  • Improve freeway traffic flow (5, 10, 14, 60, 101, 110, 138, 210, 405, 605, 710);
  • Keep senior / student / disabled fares low;
  • Provide clean-fuel buses;
  • Expand subway / Metrolink / bus service;
  • Dedicate millions for community traffic relief;

Shall Los Angeles County’s sales tax increase one-half cent for 30 years with independent audits, public review of expenditures, all locally controlled?

Measure S. Removal of Residential “Salt-Based” Water Softeners -- Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 55,502 / 64.02% Yes votes ...... 31,192 / 35.98% No votes
NOTE: If you do not live within the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District, Prop S will NOT be on your Official Ballot. If you are in doubt, please see district map.

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To reduce chloride levels in the Santa Clara River as required by the State of California and minimize future rate increases for the customers of the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District of Los Angeles County, shall an ordinance be adopted requiring the removal of, and providing a compensation program for, all installed residential “salt-based” self-regenerating water softeners within the District’s service area?

Proposition T. Commercial Development Limits -- City of Santa Monica (General Plan Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 18,439 / 44.43% Yes votes ...... 23,061 / 55.57% No votes
Shall the City’s General Plan be amended through 2023 to establish a Citywide annual limit on commercial development of 75,000 square feet, which: would apply to the types of projects that required City Council or Planning Commission approval on 1/16/08; would not apply to specified uses such as residential, parking, hospitals, schools, care and government facilities; and would allow for borrowing from future years in the five-year average stays within the limit?

Measure U. Utility Users' Tax Continuation -- Unincorporated Areas of Los Angeles County (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 185,246 / 62.92% Yes votes ...... 109,190 / 37.08% No votes
Shall an ordinance be adopted to validate and reduce Los Angeles County’s existing utility users tax from 5 percent to 4.5 percent; to continue funding essential services, including sheriff’s deputies, parks, libraries, street repairs, and other general fund services; update definitions to require equal treatment of taxpayers regardless of technology used; provide public review of expenditure and independent audits, and continue the low-income senior exemption?

Measure V. Communication Users Tax -- City of Hawthorne (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 15,704 / 73.39% Yes votes ...... 5,694 / 26.61% No votes
Shall Ordinance No. 1925 be adopted to maintain the rate of the City of Hawthorne’s Communication Users’ Tax (formerly the Telephone Users Tax and Cable Television Users Tax) at 5%; to revise the method for calculating and collecting the Communication Users’ Tax to reflect technological advances and changes in federal law; to continue the tax exemption for senior-citizen and disabled households; and to ratify and approve the past collection of the Tax?

Measure W. School Improvement -- Whittier Union High School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 51,521 / 72.07% Yes votes ...... 19,969 / 27.93% No votes
To provide excellent high schools for all students in the Whittier Union High School District; build instructional, vocational and career technical classrooms; upgrade security and student support facilities including athletic facilities; and improve heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; shall the Whittier Union High School District be authorized to issue up to $75,000,000 in bonds at legal interest rates, with an independent citizens' oversight committee, annual audits, and no money for administrative salaries?

Measure Y. School Safety and Core Academic Facilities -- Torrance Unified School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 44,075 / 74.37% Yes votes ...... 15,192 / 25.63% No votes
To make classrooms and core academic facilities safe and modern, improve learning and qualify for State matching money, shall Torrance Unified School District renovate or replace outdated classrooms and school buildings; repair damaged walls and floors; replace worn-out roofs, plumbing and lighting systems; repair faulty drainage systems, hardscapes, and other safety hazards, by issuing $265 million in bonds at legal interest rates with mandatory audits, independent citizen oversight and all money staying local?

Measure Z. Education Upgrades -- Torrance Unified School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 41,832 / 71.49% Yes votes ...... 16,684 / 28.51% No votes
To fund additional upgrades to school facilities that support student learning and extracurricular activities, shall Torrance Unified School District also issue $90 million in bonds at legal interest rates to renovate worn-out physical education facilities and playgrounds for health and safety; construct music/art classrooms and science labs; and replace deteriorating covered walkways to establish a safe school environment; with mandatory audits, independent citizen oversight, and all money staying local?

Measure AA. Santa Monica College Career and Educational Improvements -- Santa Monica Community College District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 30,232 / 61.47% Yes votes ...... 18,953 / 38.53% No votes
To improve job and career training, provide for modernization and safety, and increase educational opportunities, shall Santa Monica Community College District issue $295 million in bonds at legal rates to improve student teaching/career training in science, nursing, technology, media, and emerging high-tech fields; construct/equip/modernize math and science laboratories; replace deteriorating buildings; upgrade fire, seismic safety; achieve energy savings; with citizens’ oversight, annual performance/financial audits, with no funds for administration?

Measure AB. Building For Student Success Improvement -- Bonita Unified School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 17,218 / 60.82% Yes votes ...... 11,090 / 39.18% No votes
To provide a healthy learning environment, improve student health and safety, shall Bonita Unified School District issue $83,560,000 in bonds at legal rates to construct, improve, equip schools, technology, water and electrical, utilities, HVAC and solar energy systems, multipurpose classrooms, grounds, fields and facilities, including upgrading gyms, equipment, and non-compliant tracks, and completing necessary upgrades to athletic facilities, with mandatory audits, independent citizen oversight, and no money for administrators’ salaries?

Measure BB. Mira Costa High School Rehabilitation -- Manhattan Beach Unified School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 12,191 / 61.57% Yes votes ...... 7,610 / 38.43% No votes
To attract and retain quality teachers, improve instruction, and ensure college and career readiness for local students, shall Manhattan Beach Unified School District rehabilitate 58- year old Mira Costa High School including replacing deteriorated classrooms with new classrooms and science labs, upgrading technology, replacing deteriorated plumbing/restrooms, and improving safety/energy-efficiency, by issuing $67,480,000 in bonds at legal rates, with independent oversight, mandatory audits, no money for administrator salaries, and all funds staying local to improve Manhattan Beach schools?

Measure CC. City Charter Adoption -- City of Rosemead (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 3,845 / 37.53% Yes votes ...... 6,399 / 62.47% No votes
Shall the proposed City Charter of the City of Rosemead be adopted?

Measure CF. School Improvement -- Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 3,486 / 55.76% Yes votes ...... 2,766 / 44.24% No votes
To acquire, construct and improve high school facilities, shall the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District be authorized to replace portables with permanent high school classrooms and facilities, construct additional classrooms, including science labs, and qualify for approximately $9,500,000 in State matching funds by issuing up to $13,000,000 in bonds at interest rates within legal limits, with annual audits, a citizens’ oversight committee, and no money for administrator salaries?

Measure CV. School Improvement -- Centinela Valley Union High School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 27,255 / 70.78% Yes votes ...... 11,253 / 29.22% No votes
To improve the quality of education/student safety/reduce overcrowding, shall Centinela Valley Union High School District issue $98,000,000 in bonds, at legal rates, to repair/acquire/construct local schools, sites, facilities, libraries, classrooms, science/computer labs, ensure earthquake safety, remove mold/asbestos, upgrade fire safety/security systems, leaky roofs, restrooms, plumbing/electrical/heating/cooling systems, with citizens’ oversight, independent annual audits, no money for administrators’ salaries and no increase in current tax rates?

Measure DD. Voter Approval of Specified Changes in Allowable Land Use -- City of Redondo Beach (Initiative Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 17,412 / 58.72% Yes votes ...... 12,241 / 41.28% No votes
Shall an Initiative to amend the Redondo Beach City Charter by adding Article XXVII to require voter approval of specified changes in allowable land use be adopted?

Measure EE. Voter Approval for Changes in Land Use/Development Standards -- City of Redondo Beach (Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 14,528 / 50.85% Yes votes ...... 14,042 / 49.15% No votes
Shall the Redondo Beach City Charter be amended by adding Article XXVII to require voter approval before any of the following changes in allowable land use or development standards could be made: rezoning of single family residential zones; rezoning of low density multi-family residential zones to any higher density residential zone; rezoning of park or open space; or any zoning amendment that would increase the height limit on buildings in the Coastal Zone?

Measure GG. Essential City Services Preservation and Protection -- City of El Monte (Temporary Sales and Use Tax - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 13,393 / 71.36% Yes votes ...... 5,374 / 28.64% No votes
To preserve and maintain funding for essential city services, including fire and other emergency response services, pothole repair, street and storm drain maintenance, graffiti removal, on-duty police staffing, street lighting, park maintenance, emergency reserves maintenance and other general city services, shall an ordinance establishing a temporary transactions (sales) and use tax of one-half of one percent (%) for a period of five years be adopted.

Measure HH. Priority for use of Utility User’s Tax funds -- City of Lynwood (Advisory - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 7,790 / 59.73% Yes votes ...... 5,252 / 40.27% No votes
Shall the Lynwood City Council make its top priority for use of Utility User’s Tax revenue law enforcement, gang suppression, crime and drug intervention, graffiti abatement, and prosecution of those engaged in prostitution?

Measure II. Ratification of Existing Utility User’s Tax -- City of Lynwood (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 8,211 / 65.35% Yes votes ...... 4,353 / 34.65% No votes
To help preserve the safety and character of the City of Lynwood through general City services such as law enforcement, fire protection, street repair, park maintenance, and recreational services, shall the city’s utility user’s tax be reduced to nine percent, ratified, and updated based on changes in technology and laws since it was instituted in 1990; provided that exemptions for senior citizens and disabled person shall also remain?

Measure JJ. Victor Valley College Public Safety, Health Care Job Training -- Victor Valley Community College District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 49 / 56.98% Yes votes ...... 37 / 43.02% No votes
To improve education, prepare students for well-paying jobs and university transfer and qualify for State matching funds, shall Victor Valley Community College District improve classrooms, labs and educational buildings and establish a Workforce Training Center and Public Safety Academy for nursing, healthcare, emergency medical, police, firefighting and business careers, upgrade aging infrastructure, acquire sites, equipment, construct/repair buildings/science labs, by issuing $297,500,000 million in bonds, at legal rates with independent citizens’ oversight/no money for administrators’ salaries?

Measure KC. El Monte Elementary School Repair and Upgrade Measure -- El Monte City Elementary School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 12,515 / 72.54% Yes votes ...... 4,738 / 27.46% No votes
To improve the quality of education/ensure safe school campuses, upgrade classroom technology to meet current teaching standards, shall El Monte City School District repair, acquire, construct, equip classrooms, sites/facilities, complete safety/energy-efficiency upgrades, replace aging roofs, heating, electrical, cooling systems, upgrade technology/add new computer labs, by issuing $75,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, qualifying for State matching funds, with independent oversight, no money for administrators’ salaries?

Measure MC. Transactions and Use Tax -- City of Maywood (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 2,238 / 47.76% Yes votes ...... 2,448 / 52.24% No votes
Shall an ordinance be adopted to impose a Transactions and Use Tax at the rate of one percent (1%); in order to continue funding general municipal services, such as police, fire protection and paramedic, street maintenance, parks and libraries?

Measure MM. Neighborhood Elementary Schools Health, Safety and Repair -- Alhambra Unified School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 23,276 / 74.89% Yes votes ...... 7,804 / 25.11% No votes
To improve local elementary education, repair, upgrade outdated classrooms, plumbing, roofing, lighting, electrical systems, libraries, upgrade safety, security, fire systems, remove hazardous materials, replace temporary classrooms with permanent classrooms, earthquake-retrofit classrooms, renovate, acquire, construct, repair, equip classrooms, schools, science labs, sites, facilities, shall Alhambra Unified School District Elementary Schools Improvement District issue $50,000,000 of bonds at legal rates, citizens’ oversight, independent audits?

Measure PC. Temporary Utility User Tax Increase -- City of Pomona (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 8,127 / 27.60% Yes votes ...... 21,319 / 72.40% No votes
Should a temporary two years and two months Utility Users Tax (UUT) rate increase be enacted in the City of Pomona in the amount of one percent (1.0%) for Citywide improvements and services from nine percent (9.0%) to ten percent (10%)?

Measure PS. School Improvement -- Pomona Unified School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 30,058 / 74.73% Yes votes ...... 10,163 / 25.27% No votes
To repair old plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems; provide academic academies and magnet schools; upgrade technology; improve access to computers; expand science labs; renovate and construct classrooms and educational facilities, and make the District eligible to receive and estimated $47.5 million in State matching grants, shall Pomona Unified School District issue $235 million of bonds at lowest possible interest rates, with no money for administrative salaries, and spending annually reviewed by an independent oversight committee?

Measure RR. Classroom Repair, Education Improvement, Public Safety/Job Training -- Mount San Antonio Community College District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 164,177 / 69.9% Yes votes ...... 70,540 / 30.1% No votes
   164,135 (69.95%) Yes / 70,510 (30.05%) No in Los Angeles County
   42 (58.3%) Yes / 30 (41.7%) No in Orange County
To maintain academic excellence for students/nurses/firefighters by upgrading classrooms/laboratories/fire alarms, repairing roofs/plumbing, removing lead paint/asbestos, retrofitting buildings for earthquake safety/handicap accessibility, increasing energy efficiency, expanding job training, shall Mt. San Antonio Community College District repair, acquire, construct, equip buildings/sites/facilities by issuing $353,000,000 of bonds at legal rates, with annual audits, citizens’ oversight, no money for administrators’ salaries, and no tax rate increase?

Measure SA. County & Local Ballot Measures -- William S. Hart Union High School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 59,287 / 60.61% Yes votes ...... 38,529 / 39.39% No votes
To improve educational opportunities for local students shall William S. Hart Union High School District: repair, replace and upgrade outdated classrooms, science/computer labs, instructional technology, wiring, plumbing, heating, ventilation; improve safety to meet current fire/seismic codes, add a new high school and facilities and classrooms to relieve student overcrowding; by issuing $300,000,000 in bonds at interest rates below legal limits, with independent citizen’s oversight, annual financial audits, all funds remaining local and no money for administrator salaries?

Measure SG. Utility Users Tax Amendment -- City of San Gabriel (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 6,517 / 66.13% Yes votes ...... 3,338 / 33.87% No votes
To fund general city services, including repairing, paving and maintaining local streets; keeping public areas and landscapes clean and well-maintained; preserving fire and paramedic emergency response times; improving police protection and investigations that reduce crime, shall the City of San Gabriel’s existing utility users tax ordinance be amended to reflect changes in technology and federal law, and increased from 6% to 8%, with mandatory audits and all money staying local for services and facilities in San Gabriel?

Proposition SM. Telecommunications Tax -- City of Santa Monica (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 20,254 / 51.40% Yes votes ...... 19,147 / 48.60% No votes
Shall an ordinance be adopted to continue and update Santa Monica’s Utilities Tax on telecommunication services to fund City activities including police, fire, paramedic and emergency services, school and afterschool programs, gang and drug prevention programs, parks and recreation programs, environmental protection and other general fund services, with tax-exemptions for low-income seniors and disabled residents, with provisions ensuring equal treatment of taxpayers regardless of technology used, and with expenditures subject to independent annual audits?

Measure SP. Amended Redevelopment Plan for Downtown Revitalization -- City of South Pasadena (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 6,776 / 55.45% Yes votes ...... 5,445 / 44.55% No votes
Shall the Ordinance No. 2174 approving and adopting the amendment to the amended Redevelopment Plan for the Downtown Revitalization Project No. 1 be adopted?

Measure TT. School Improvements -- Pasadena Unified School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 64,090 / 74.52% Yes votes ...... 21,908 / 25.48% No votes
To repair or replace deteriorating and outdated plumbing, heating, ventilation, and fire alarm systems; replace aging portable classrooms; make disabled access improvements, implement energy- and water-saving projects; modernize or reconstruct kindergartens, cafeterias, multipurpose facilities and gyms, and make the District eligible for millions in State matching grants, shall Pasadena Unified School District issue $350,000,000 of bonds at lawful interest rates, with no money for administrative salaries, and spending annually reviewed by an independent citizens’ oversight committee?

Measure UUT. Communications Users Tax Rate Reduction and Modernization -- City of Inglewood (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 29,590 / 84.22% Yes votes ...... 5,545 / 15.78% No votes
Shall an ordinance be adopted reducing the existing tax rate on cable/telephone services from 10% to 8%, with revenues funding vital services including; anti-gang/afterschool programs, 9-1-1 emergency, public safety, fire protection, parks, recreation, graffiti abatement, libraries, and senior services; replacing outdated ordinances with a modern ordinance ensuring taxpayers are treated equally, exemptions for low-income seniors and disabled, and annual independent audits for fiscal accountability?

Measure WS. School Improvement -- Westside Union Elementary School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 16,127 / 62.85% Yes votes ...... 9,533 / 37.15% No votes
To improve the quality of education; construct new elementary and middle schools to reduce overcrowding; upgrade and renovate outdated classrooms; increase student access to computers and modern technology; make health, safety and security improvements; and qualify the District for $72 million in State-matching grants, shall the Westside Union School District issue $63.5 million of bonds at legal interest rates, with no money for teacher or administrative salaries, and spending annually reviewed by an independent citizens’ oversight committee?

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