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Contra Costa County, CA November 6, 2012 Election
Directory of Contra Costa County, CA Measures
County Results as of Dec 3 1:05pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (834/834)
79.5% Countywide Voter Turnout (442,143/556,351)

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Measure A. Parcel Tax -- Contra Costa Community College District (2/3 Approval Required)
Fail: 265916 / 66.16% Yes votes ...... 136029 / 33.84% No votes
To provide Diablo Valley College, Contra Costa College, Los Medanos College, and the Brentwood and San Ramon Centers with funds that cannot be taken by the state; maintain high quality education; support course offerings and instructional programs, including healthcare, technology, and public safety; increase access to support services, and prepare students for university transfer; shall Contra Costa Community College District levy $11 per parcel for six years with Citizens' Oversight, no funds for administrative salaries, and all funds spent locally?

Measure B. Antioch High School Facilities Improvement Bonds -- Antioch Unified School District School Facilities Improvement District 1 (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 12264 / 62.84% Yes votes ...... 7251 / 37.16% No votes
To modernize Antioch High School by renovating classrooms including science and computer labs, improving critical safety and security systems, building a library and cafeteria, upgrading athletic facilities, replacing inefficient building systems, and improving student access to classroom technology, shall School Facilities Improvement District No. 1 of Antioch Unified School District issue $56.5 million in construction bonds at legal interest rates with funds monitored by an Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee with no funds spent on Administrators?

Measure C. Parcel Tax -- Martinez Unified School District (2/3 Approval Required)
Pass: 8924 / 68.95% Yes votes ...... 4018 / 31.05% No votes
To continue funding academic programs that provide college and career pathways and help maintain student-teacher ratios, offset State budget cuts to education funding, improve access to modern technology, and maintain art, music and band programs, library services and counselors, shall Martinez Unified School District renew its expiring parcel tax at $50 per parcel annually for five years, with an exemption for seniors, age 65 or over, an independent citizens' oversight committee, and all funds benefiting local schools?

Measure D. Bond Measure -- San Ramon Valley Unified School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 37380 / 56.83% Yes votes ...... 28394 / 43.17% No votes
To improve local elementary, middle and high school classrooms, labs and learning facilities by adding classrooms to prevent school overcrowding; upgrading fire, security and earthquake safety; updating science labs, and instructional technology infrastructure for 21st-century learning; improving energy efficiency; and renovating, constructing and equipping schools, facilities and classrooms, shall San Ramon Valley Unified School District issue $260 million in bonds, at legal rates, with citizens' oversight, annual audits, no funds for administrators' salaries and all funds benefitting local schools?

Measure E. Bond Measure -- West Contra Costa Unified School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 50266 / 64.39% Yes votes ...... 27794 / 35.61% No votes
To make schools safe, complete essential health/safety repairs, qualify for State matching grants, shall West Contra Costa Unified School District upgrade schools for earthquake safety and handicap accessibility, remove asbestos, upgrade science labs, restrooms, vocational classrooms, technology and energy systems to reduce costs, install lighting and security systems, and acquire, repair, construct, equipment, sites and facilities, by issuing $360,000,000 in bonds within legal rates and bonding capacity limits with independent audits, citizen oversight, and no money for administrators' salaries?

Measure G. Parcel Tax -- West Contra Costa Unified School District (2/3 Approval Required)
Pass: 59149 / 75.61% Yes votes ...... 19077 / 24.39% No votes
To maintain quality education with local funding the State cannot take away, including protecting core academics -- reading, writing, math, science, attracting and retaining quality teachers, providing lower class sizes for the youngest children, preparing students for college and the workforce, and improving safety on and around school campuses, shall West Contra Costa Unified School District renew its existing parcel tax for five years, keeping the current rate, with no funds for administrator salaries, exempting seniors and requiring citizen oversight?

Measure H. Bond Measure -- Knightsen Elementary School District (55% Approval Required)
Fail: 397 / 46.87% Yes votes ...... 450 / 53.13% No votes
By paying lease obligations relating to existing school facility debt and relieving an annual payment burden on its general fund during a period of shrinking State education funding, shall the Knightsen Elementary School District issue $3,000,000 of bonds payable from property taxes within legal rates and state approved bonding capacity limits, to refinance a lease entered into in 2007 and make funds available to strengthen and enhance the classroom programs and services available to students?

Measure I. Parcel Tax -- Chabot-Las Positas Community College District (2/3 Approval Required)
Fail: 58 / 57.43% Yes votes ...... 43 / 42.57% No votes
To provide Chabot and Las Positas Community Colleges funds that cannot be taken by the state, ensure affordable quality education, prepare students for university transfer, maintain job training in healthcare, technology, public safety, and other areas, uphold core academics, and preserve student support services, shall Chabot-Las Positas Community College District levy $28 per parcel annually for six years with Citizens' Oversight, no money for permanent salaries, and all funds spent on local colleges?

Measure J. Change City Treasurer to Appointive -- City of Concord (Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 19403 / 47.48% Yes votes ...... 21465 / 52.52% No votes
Shall the office of City Treasurer be appointive?

Measure K. Transaction and Use Tax -- Town of Moraga (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 5993 / 70.54% Yes votes ...... 2503 / 29.46% No votes
To keep local streets from falling into disrepair and maintain Town services, including: fixing potholes and cracks; maintaining neighborhood police patrols and response times; repairing neighborhood streets; maintaining recreation programs for youth and seniors; other general Town services, shall the Town of Moraga enact a one-cent sales tax for 20 years with authority to incur debt to accelerate infrastructure projects, with annual audits, citizens' oversight, no funds for Sacramento and all funds spent only for Moraga?

Measure L. Transaction and Use Tax -- City of Orinda (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 7569 / 69.57% Yes votes ...... 3311 / 30.43% No votes
Orinda City Services and Infrastructure Measure

To help protect and maintain city services, including repairing failing roads, fixing potholes, improving traffic safety on local streets, fixing drains, and providing for other city services, shall the City of Orinda enact a one-half cent sales tax, for 10 years, with financial audits, public review of all expenditures, and a citizens' oversight commission?

Measure M. Utility Users Tax -- City of Pinole (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 6009 / 79.04% Yes votes ...... 1593 / 20.96% No votes
Pinole Local Funding Protection Measure. Without raising current tax rates, and to maintain a high quality of life and essential local public services to the residents of Pinole, shall an ordinance be adopted to continue the existing Utility Users Tax of eight percent for an additional eight years, until December 31, 2020, keeping this locally generated revenue in Pinole?

Measure N. Business License Fee -- City of Richmond (Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 10549 / 33.02% Yes votes ...... 21395 / 66.98% No votes
Shall an ordinance be adopted to impose a business license fee of one (1) cent per ounce of sugar-sweetened beverage served, provided, or traded by businesses in the City?

Measure O. Business License Fee Advisory Measure -- City of Richmond (Advisory Vote Only)
Pass: 18672 / 65.03% Yes votes ...... 10042 / 34.97% No votes
ADVISORY VOTE ONLY: Should the proceeds of any business license fee measured by the serving, providing, or trading of sugar-sweetened beverages be used to: have more after school sports programs, make them less expensive and provide adequate sports fields; allow healthier school meals, nutrition classes and cooking classes; provide medical care for children with diabetes who can't afford care; and support other worthy projects to prevent and treat diabetes and childhood obesity?

Measure P. Amend U.S. Constitution Advisory Measure -- City of Richmond (Advisory Vote Only)
Pass: 20519 / 72.97% Yes votes ...... 7600 / 27.03% No votes
Advisory Vote Only: Should Richmond's congressional representatives be instructed to propose, and Richmond's state legislators instructed to ratify, an amendment to the United States Constitution to provide that corporations are not entitled to the Constitutional rights of real people, and that there should be limits on all spending in political campaigns, including ballot measures and "independent" expenditures?

Measure Q. Parcel Tax -- Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (2/3 Approval Required)
Fail: 114473 / 53.01% Yes votes ...... 101454 / 46.99% No votes
To provide local fire protection and emergency medical services and to ensure prompt response times for 9-1-1 emergency calls, shall an ordinance establishing an annual parcel tax of $75 per single family home, with tiered rates for commercial and industrial property, for seven years with all money going to protect local fire and emergency medical services, be adopted?

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