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Los Angeles County, CA November 6, 2012 Election
Directory of Los Angeles County, CA Measures
County Results as of Dec 2 2:20pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (4,993/4,993)
70.5% Countywide Voter Turnout (3,236,704/4,593,621)

Measures
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Measure A. Appointment of County Assessor -- County of Los Angeles (Advisory Vote Only - Advisory Vote Only)
Fail: 598,846 / 22.41% Yes votes ...... 2,073,761 / 77.59% No votes
Do you support seeking to change the California Constitution and the Los Angeles County Charter to make the position of Los Angeles County Assessor an appointed position instead of an elected position?

Measure B. Safer Sex In the Adult Film Industry Act -- County of Los Angeles (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 1,617,866 / 56.96% Yes votes ...... 1,222,681 / 43.04% No votes
Shall an ordinance be adopted requiring producers of adult films to obtain a County public health permit, to require adult film performers to use condoms while engaged in sex acts, to provide proof of blood borne pathogen training course, to post permit and notices to performers, and making violations of the ordinance subject to civil fines and criminal charges?

Measure C. Use of Revenue from Measure 'H' -- City of El Monte (Advisory - Advisory Vote Only)
Pass: 10,389 / 61.08% Yes votes ...... 6,620 / 38.92% No votes
If the Sugary Sweetened Beverage License Fee ballot measure passes on November 6, 2012, the new tax revenues should be used primarily to pay for the following public services: police and fire emergency services; parks and recreation programs including new sports fields; health and wellness programs for children and senior citizens; and other projects to prevent and treat diabetes and childhood obesity.

Measure D. Telecommunications Tax Reduction -- City of Downey (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 23,807 / 79.80% Yes votes ...... 6,027 / 20.20% No votes
Shall an ordinance be adopted to reduce the tax on telecommunication services from 5% to 4.8%; modernize the ordinance to treat taxpayers equally regardless of technology used; and to preserve funding of general City services, such as police, fire protection, street maintenance; and for parks and recreation, library and senior citizen programs; subject to an annual independent audit?

Measure E. El Camino Community College Improvement/Transfer/Job Training Measure -- El Camino Community College District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 129,939 / 68.26% Yes votes ...... 60,417 / 31.74% No votes
To prepare students for universities/transfer/jobs, including nursing, healthcare, fire-fighting and high-tech jobs, by expanding science labs, upgrading outdated electrical systems, wiring green energy for savings, building earthquake/fire-safe classrooms equipped with up-to-date technology, improving facilities for Veterans, acquiring, constructing, repairing facilities, sites/equipment, shall El Camino Community College District issue $350,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, requiring all funds remain local, financial audits, citizen's oversight, and NO money for pensions/administrators' salaries?

Measure F. El Monte Fairness For Mobilehome Owners Ordinance -- City of El Monte (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 8,710 / 50.20% Yes votes ...... 8,639 / 49.80% No votes
El Monte Fairness For Mobilehome Owners Ordinance Shall the ordinance adopted by the voters in April 1990 be repealed in order to allow the City Council to investigate the reasonableness of rent charged to mobilehome owners and if appropriate, consider the regulation of proposed mobilehome park rent increases in the future?

Measure G. Cerritos College Job Training and College Transfer Measure -- Cerritos Community College District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 83,524 / 70.33% Yes votes ...... 35,234 / 29.67% No votes
To prepare local Cerritos College students for high-skilled jobs and 4-year universities by updating classrooms, technology, math, science and computer labs, upgrading job-training facilities, providing classrooms and labs to accommodate growing demand, replacing leaky roofs, aging and unsafe buildings, facilities/equipment, and acquiring, constructing, repairing buildings, classrooms, sites/facilities/equipment, shall Cerritos Community College District issue $350,000,000 in bonds, at legal rates, with citizen oversight, and no money for Sacramento, administrators' salaries or employee pensions?

Measure H. El Monte Sugar Sweetened Beverage Business License Fee Measure -- City of El Monte (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 4,428 / 23.85% Yes votes ...... 14,137 / 76.15% No votes
To offset state cuts and maintain City gneral fund services, shall an ordinance be adopted implementing a business license fee of one (1) cent per fluid ounce of sugar sweetened beverage served/provided/traded by businesses in the City?

Measure I. Sales Tax Increase to Fund Essential Services -- City of La Mirada (Sales Tax Increase - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 11,746 / 66.63% Yes votes ...... 5,883 / 33.37% No votes
To preserve our quality of life and maintain local, city services, including: neighborhood police patrols/911 response times; crime/gang prevention programs; repair potholes/keep streets from falling into disrepair; senior services/facilities; after-school programs for children/teens; and other general city services, shall the City of La Mirada enact a one cent sales tax, for 5 years, that cannot be taken by Sacramento, with citizens' oversight, annual independent audits, will all funds spent only in La Mirada?

Measure J. Accelerating Traffic Relief, Job Creation -- County of Los Angeles (Continuation of Voter-Approved Sales Tax Increase - 2/3 Approval Required)
Fail: 1,893,340 / 66.11% Yes votes ...... 970,611 / 33.89% No votes
To advance Los Angeles County's traffic relief, economic growth/ job creation, by accelerating construction of light rail/ subway/ airport connections within five years not twenty; funding countywide freeway traffic flow/ safety /bridge improvements, pothole repair; keeping senior/ student/ disabled fares low; Shall Los Angeles County's voter-approved one-half cent traffic relief sales tax continue, without tax rate increase, for another 30 years or until voters decide to end it, with audits/ keeping funds local?

Measure K. School Improvement Bonds -- Lynwood Unified School District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 7,719 / 57.38% Yes votes ...... 5,733 / 42.62% No votes
To improve and maintain neighborhood schools by repairing and updating classrooms, science labs and technology, repairing leaky roofs, bathrooms, plumbing, and electrical, improving school safety with lighting, fences, fire alarms, and earthquake retrofits, removing asbestos, replacing portables with permanent classrooms, renovating, constructing, and equipping, modernizing school facilities, shall Lynwood Unified School District issue $93,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, requiring strict accountability, Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee review, independent annual audits, with no funds for administrator salaries or pensions?

Measure L. School Improvement Funding -- Lancaster Elementary School District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 21,804 / 70.24% Yes votes ...... 9,238 / 29.76% No votes
To better prepare students for success in high school, college and careers, repair, upgrade outdated classrooms and school buildings, upgrade classrooms, science labs and computer systems to keep pace with technology, improve student safety and security systems, and make funding available to protect and improve the quality of core academic instruction, shall the Lancaster School District issue $63,000,000 in bonds at legal interest rates, with independent oversight, no money for administrator salaries, and all money staying local?

Measure M. Business License Tax -- City of Artesia (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 2,951 / 78.40% Yes votes ...... 813 / 21.60% No votes
To provide the City of Artesia with additional revenue to maintain services such as neighborhood police patrols/911 response, gang prevention, pothole/street repairs with funds that require independent audits and that cannot be taken by the state, shall the Artesia Local Services Ordinance be adopted to update/increase its existing business license tax rate schedules based on type/size of business, with no rate increase for small businesses with gross annual receipts of less than $150,000?

Measure N. Hotel Workers' Wages and Sick Leave -- City of Long Beach (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 88,587 / 64.32% Yes votes ...... 49,150 / 35.68% No votes
Shall the ordinance which establishes minimum wages and minimum sick leave payable to hotel workers, be adopted?

Measure O. Change of Municipal Election Dates -- City of Long Beach (Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 59,148 / 45.69% Yes votes ...... 70,295 / 54.31% No votes
Shall Measure O, which amends the Long Beach City Charter to change the dates of the Primary and General Municipal Elections be adopted?

Measure P. Utility User Tax -- City of Bellflower (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 11,653 / 62.14% Yes votes ...... 7,099 / 37.86% No votes
Shall an ordinance to offset State financial cuts and help the City of Bellflower maintain and restore City services including: neighborhood Sheriff's patrols; local Sheriff's substation hours; drug, bullying and gang prevention/enforcement; graffiti removal; school safety/after-school programs; pothole repairs; and other services, by temporarily increasing Bellflower's utility users' tax by 2% for 5 years; with audits, low-income senior exemptions, citizens' oversight and all funds used for local purposes, be adopted?

Measure Q. School Improvement Bonds -- Redondo Beach Unified School District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 18,786 / 64.27% Yes votes ...... 10,446 / 35.73% No votes
To prepare students for success in high school, college, and the workforce; acquire, construct, upgrade, furnish, and equip school facilities, including career and technical facilities, improve classroom technology, and make energy efficiency improvements to reduce operating costs and put more money in classrooms; shall Redondo Beach Unified School District issue $63,000,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, have an independent citizens' oversight committee with no money taken by the State or used for salaries or other operating expenses?

Measure R. School Improvement Bonds -- Rowland Unified School District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 17,165 / 67.57% Yes votes ...... 8,237 / 32.43% No votes
To continue to upgrade Rowland Unified schools, repair, equip, construct and/or reconstruct classrooms, roofs, multiuse facilities, gyms/athletic facilities, libraries, science & technology labs, and construct permanent classrooms to replace temporary portables, shall Rowland Unified School District issue $158.8 million in bonds at legal interest rates, with no funds for administrative salaries or employee pensions, with mandatory annual audits and independent citizen oversight?

Measure S. School Improvement Bonds -- Temple City Unified School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 6,454 / 64.35% Yes votes ...... 3,575 / 35.65% No votes
To maintain high quality education, prepare local students for college and careers, equip schools with current technology, upgrade security, fire safety, electrical, plumbing, heating/cooling systems, repair old roofs, upgrade science labs, construct, repair, acquire classrooms, vocational education facilities, sites, facilities and equipment, shall Temple City Unified School District issue $128,800,000 in bonds, at legal rates, with citizen oversignt, annual audits, no money for pensions or administrators' salaries, and all funds locally controlled and not be taken by Sacramento?

Measure T. Pomona Citizen's Right to Vote Initiative Measure -- City of Pomona (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 13,350 / 46.16% Yes votes ...... 15,571 / 53.84% No votes
Shall an ordinance be adopted to change the method of electing the six City Council members from the current "bydistrict" method, where voters from each district vote for the candidate representing each respective district pursuant to the Pomona City Charter, to an "atlarge" system where candidates representing each district are elected by voters citywide?

Measure U. Pomona City Charter Measure -- City of Pomona (Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 12,341 / 44.12% Yes votes ...... 15,633 / 55.88% No votes
Shall the Charter of the City of Pomona be amended as proposed by the Charter Review Commission, regarding setting Council district boundaries, Mayoral election as a stand alone election, "instant runoff" Councilmember elections, Council vacancy procedures, increasing contributions limits to Councilmembers, providing staff and legal counsel for Charter Commission, City budget and Capital Improvement Program appropriations, commitment to the Youth and Family Master Plan, and establising violations of the Charter as misdemeanors, among other changes?

Measure V. Pomona Transient Occupancy Tax Increase -- City of Pomona (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 14,708 / 49.14% Yes votes ...... 15,225 / 50.86% No votes
To ensure funding for essential general city services including police services, fire protection, street and park maintanance, business development, and park and recreation services, shall an ordinance be adopted to incresase the tax charged only to persons who occupy hotels, as defined by Pomona City Code Section 50-81, otherwise known as the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT), from ten percent (10%) to twelve percent (12%)?

Measure W. Pomona Real Property Transfer Tax Increase -- City of Pomona (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 7,529 / 25.19% Yes votes ...... 22,361 / 74.81% No votes
To ensure funding for essential general city services including police services, fire protection, street and park maintenance, business development, and park and recreation services, shall an ordinance be adopted to increase the tax charged when real property in the city is sold or transferred, otherwise known as the Real Property Tax, from $1.10 per $500 of property value at the time of sale $2.20?

Measure X. Save Our Pomona Public Library -- City of Pomona (Parcel Tax - 2/3 Approval Required)
Fail: 18,395 / 60.63% Yes votes ...... 11,947 / 39.37% No votes
To provide revenue dedicated to the City of Pomona Library services, and operation of the Library no fewer than 38 hours per week, shall the City of Pomona ordinance adopting a special parcel tax of $38.00/parcel and/or residential unit, providing for annual adjustments commencing July 1, 2013, be approved by the voters?

Measure Y. Temporary Half-Cent Sales Tax -- City of Culver City (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 14,185 / 76.79% Yes votes ...... 4,287 / 23.21% No votes
To offset state budget cuts, preserve quality neighborhoods and ensure effective 911 emergency response by retaining firefighters, police officers, and paramedics; fixing potholes/streets; maintaining parks, community centers, storm drains; continuing after school programs, senior services, graffiti removal, arts/cultural programs, and other general services, shall Culver City enact a half-cent sales tax, automatically expiring after ten years, requiring independent financial audits, all funds used locally, and no money for Sacramento?

Measure Z. School Improvement Bonds -- Whittier City Elementary School District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 14,205 / 72.37% Yes votes ...... 5,424 / 27.63% No votes
To improve the quality of education, replace deteriorating roofs; improve access to computers and technology; replace old plumbing systems; make health, safety, and handicapped accessibility improvements; replace outdated heating ventilation and cooling systems; modernize outdated classrooms and school facilities; and improve energy efficiency; shall the Whittier City Elementary School District issue $55,000,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, have an independent citizens' oversight committee and have NO money used for administrative or teacher salaries, or taken by the state?

Measure AA. Sales Tax Increase to Fund Essential Services -- City of Commerce (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 2,475 / 67.64% Yes votes ...... 1,184 / 32.36% No votes
Measure AA. Shall the ordinance imposing a one half of one percent (%) transactions and use (sales) tax to offset severe state budget cuts and provide funding for such things as police and fire service, repair, maintenance and improvement of streets, sidewalks, public facilities, parks, libraries and other city services, with all revenues staying in the city and spending reviewed by a citizens' advisory panel and independently audited, be approved?

Measure ALF. Density Limit re Assisted Living Facility -- City of Sierra Madre (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 4,669 / 77.64% Yes votes ...... 1,345 / 22.36% No votes
Shall an Ordinance be adopted to amend Sierra Madre Municipal Code Section 17.35.040 ("Core Density Limit") of the People's Empowerment Act (aka Measure V) to permit development of an assisted living facility consistent with the Kensington Assisted Living Facility Specific Plan not exceeding two stories, thirty feet in height and seventy-five assisted living suites, for the parcels located at 33 North Hermosa Avenue an 245 West Sierra Madre Boulevard?

Measure BB. School Improvement Bonds -- Bellflower Unified School District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 16,469 / 72.79% Yes votes ...... 6,155 / 27.21% No votes
To expand vocational education facilities, upgrade classroom computer technology; repair, equip, and construct classrooms/facilities at Baxter, Foster, Intensive Learning Center, Jefferson, Las Flores, Lindstrom, Pyle, Ramona, Washington, Williams, and Woodruff Elementary and Bellflower, Mayfair, and Somerset High Schools, shall Bellflower Unified School District issue $79,000,000 of bonds with interest rates below legal limits, with independent citizen oversight, no money for administrator salaries, and all funds spent locally and not taken by the State and spent elsewhere?

Measure CC. School Improvement Bonds -- Covina-Valley Unified School District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 17,640 / 73.10% Yes votes ...... 6,491 / 26.90% No votes
To better prepare students for college and good-paying careers by upgrading classrooms, science labs, and instructional technology needed for improved teaching, repair/replace leaky roofs, worn-out floors, plumbing and faulty electrical systems, acquire/construct/renovate sites/facilities/equipment to meet modern academic standards; improve energy efficiency saving money and supporting instruction, shall Covina-Valley Unified School District issue $129,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, with independent citizen oversight, no money for administrators, and all money staying local?

Measure CL. School Improvement Funding -- Local Classrooms Funding Authority (Special Tax - 2/3 Approval Required)
Pass: 26,631 / 70.42% Yes votes ...... 11,186 / 29.58% No votes
To protect academic quality in local K-12 schools; maintain math, science, English programs; provide education for students with disabilities/special needs; support computer technology and school security; prepare students for college/careers; retain excellent teachers; shall Local Classrooms Funding Authority levy a special tax of 2/square foot of lot for residential property, and 7.5/square foot for other property types; requiring citizens oversight, audits, senior exemptions, no money for administrator salaries and all funds staying local?

Measure DD. School Improvement Bonds -- Palmdale Elementary School District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 22,328 / 74.03% Yes votes ...... 7,834 / 25.97% No votes
To repair/improve aging schools, improve math/science instruction and protect education in Palmdale elementary and intermediate schools with local funding that cannot be taken by State government, shall Palmdale School District repair leaking roofs, rusting plumbing and aging restrooms; update science labs, computers and instructional technology; upgrade/repair/add classrooms to meet safety, health and academic standards; by issuing $220 million dollars in bonds at legal rates, with independent citizens' oversight, no money for administrators salaries?

Measure EE. School Improvement Bonds -- Little Lake City School District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 8,041 / 76.79% Yes votes ...... 2,430 / 23.21% No votes
To improve the quality of local schools by renovating old and outdated classrooms, restrooms, upgrading science labs and computer systems to keep pace with technology, improving student safety and security systems, repairing, constructing, acquiring classrooms, school facilities and equipment, and to remove hazardous materials and improve student safety and security systems shall Little Lake City School District issue $18,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, with mandatory audits, independent citizen oversight and all money staying local?

Measure ES. School Modernization, Academic Improvement, Earthquake/Fire Safety -- Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 29,874 / 68.06% Yes votes ...... 14,018 / 31.94% No votes
To improve academic instruction and school safety by modernizing high school classrooms and campuses, repairing aging elementary schools, ensuring every school meets current earthquake and fire safety standards to protect students, and constructing, acquiring, modernizing, and/or repairing classrooms, sites, facilities, equipment, computers, and learning technology to raise student achievement, shall the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District issue $385,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, with independent fiscal oversight, mandatory audits, and all funds for Santa Monica and Malibu schools?

Measure GA. Rent Control Adjustments -- City of Santa Monica (Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 18,650 / 60.52% Yes votes ...... 12,166 / 39.48% No votes
Shall the City Charter be amended to allow the annual rent control general adjustment to be based on 75% of the annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index, but limited to an adjustment between 0% and 6%; and to give the Rent Control Board discretion, after a public hearing, to impose a dollar limit, within the 0-6% range, calculated using the same formula employed when imposing a limit under the existing general adjustment formula?

Measure GG. School Improvement Bonds -- Inglewood Unified School District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 31,907 / 86.10% Yes votes ...... 5,152 / 13.90% No votes
To improve the quality of education; make health/safety improvements; replace old roofs; modernize/upgrade classrooms, restrooms and school facilities; improve student access to computers and technology; improve energy efficiency; upgrade inadequate electrical and plumbing systems; construct new classrooms; and qualify the District for over $20,000,000 in state grants, shall Inglewood Unified School District issue $90,000,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, have an independent oversight committee and NO money taken by the state or for administrative salaries?

Measure HH. Conservation Funding -- Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority Area 1 (Special Tax - 2/3 Approval Required)
Pass: 26,746 / 76.18% Yes votes ...... 8,365 / 23.82% No votes
To protect, maintain and conserve local open space, parklands and wildlife corridors; protect water quality in local creeks and reservoirs; improve fire prevention including brush clearing; acquire open space, and increase park ranger safety security patrols, shall the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority implement a special $24 tax annually for ten years only, with all funds spent locally in the Santa Monica Mountains east of the 405 freeway, and require independent citizen oversight and audits?

Measure MM. Conservation Funding -- Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority Area 2 (Special Tax - 2/3 Approval Required)
Pass: 13,877 / 68.67% Yes votes ...... 6,332 / 31.33% No votes
To protect, maintain and conserve local open space, parklands and wildlife corridors; protect water quality in local creeks and reservoirs; improve fire prevention including brush clearing, acquire open space, and increase park ranger safety and security patrols, shall the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority implement a special $19 tax annually for ten years only, with all funds staying in the hillside communities of Woodland Hills, Encino, and Tarzana, and require independent citizen oversight and audits?

Measure QS. Castaic School Improvement Measure -- Castaic Union Elementary School District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 5,682 / 64.62% Yes votes ...... 3,111 / 35.38% No votes
To provide modern and efficient elementary and middle school facilities, shall Castaic Union School District build up-to-date science labs/classrooms/facilities, provide modern computers/technology/equipment, replace inefficient and outdated heating/ventilation systems and update fire alarm/safety systems by issuing $51 million in bonds at legal rates, with independent oversight, no money for administrators, and all funds staying local?

Measure TT. Education Funding -- Little Lake City Elementary School District (Parcel Tax - 2/3 Approval Required)
Pass: 7,802 / 75.11% Yes votes ...... 2,585 / 24.89% No votes
To provide up-to-date textbooks and instructional materials in English, math, science and history, to continue funding for art and music programs, to improve classroom technology, to keep schools facilities clean, safe and well-maintained and to provide locally controlled funding that the State can't take away, shall Little Lake City School District authorize a levy of $48 per parcel annually for five years with independent oversight, no funds for administrators' salaries and an exemption for senior citizens?

Measure WP. Education Funding -- Westside Union Elementary School District (Parcel Tax - 2/3 Approval Required)
Fail: 13,987 / 54.34% Yes votes ...... 11,753 / 45.66% No votes
To maintain academic programs including science, math, reading, writing, arts and music, fund computer technology, and help avoid increased class sizes with funds that cannot be taken by the State and spent elsewhere, shall Westside Union School District levy a $96.00 parcel tax for four years, so long as an independent citizens' oversight committee is required, all funds are spent on neighborhood schools, and no money is used for administrative salaries?

Measure WR. Reauthorization of School Bonds -- Westside Union Elementary School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 16,153 / 62.49% Yes votes ...... 9,696 / 37.51% No votes
To increase student computer /technology access; repair, equip and modernize elementary classrooms /school facilities; replace outdated heating /air conditioning; and reduce overall borrowing costs, shall $18,510,000 of Westside Union School District bonds, previously approved by voters in November 2008, be reauthorized through issuance of new bonds, with no increase in total authorized District debt, interest rates below legal limits, independent citizen oversight, no money for administrator salaries, and all funds spent locally and not taken by the State?

 
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