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Santa Clara County, CA November 6, 2012 Election
Directory of Santa Clara County, CA Measures
County Results as of Dec 17 1:46pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (1000/1000)
79.9% Countywide Voter Turnout (653,239/817,837)

Measures
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Measure A. Sales Tax -- County of Santa Clara (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 339359 / 56.61% Yes votes ...... 260141 / 43.39% No votes
Shall the County of Santa Clara enact a one-eighth cent sales tax, that cannot be taken by the state, for local priorities such as:
  • Law enforcement and public safety;
  • Trauma and emergency room services;
  • Health coverage for low-income children;
  • Economic development and job creation;
  • Housing for the homeless; and
  • Programs to help students stay in school;

for a limited period of ten years, with annual public reports to ensure fiscal accountability?

Measure B. Special Tax -- Santa Clara Valley Water District (2/3 Approval Required)
Pass: 434021 / 73.69% Yes votes ...... 154970 / 26.31% No votes
Shall Santa Clara Valley Water District renew an existing, expiring parcel tax without increasing rates, and issue bonds, described in Resolution 12-62, with independent citizen oversight and annual audits?

Measure C. Marijuana Dispensaries -- City of Palo Alto (Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 7,499 / 37.89% Yes votes ...... 12,293 / 62.11% No votes
Shall the Palo Alto Municipal Code be amended to permit three medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in Palo Alto in any commercial or industrial zone subject to prescribed zoning criteria?

Measure D. Minimum Wages -- City of San Jose (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 178123 / 59.65% Yes votes ...... 120491 / 40.35% No votes
Shall an ordinance be adopted that (1) requires (a) payment of minimum wages in San Josť at $10 per hour with an annual increase, if any, based on the Consumer Price Index beginning January 1, 2014; (b) City enforcement through fines, penalties, civil actions, or revocation or suspension of permits or licenses; and (c) voter approval of substantive changes to the ordinance; and (2) allows private enforcement through civil actions?

Measure E. Cardroom Gaming -- City of San Jose (Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 120138 / 42.34% Yes votes ...... 163575 / 57.66% No votes
Shall gambling be expanded by amending the Municipal Code to (1) allow the maximum number of Card Tables at San Josť's two cardrooms to increase by 30 on January 1, 2013 and by an additional 30 on January 1, 2014; (2) allow Cardrooms to offer any form of gaming lawful in California after July 1, 2012, without additional voter approval; and (3) require San Josť to review rules for additional permissible gaming?

Measure G. Bonds -- Morgan Hill Unified School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 15243 / 65.74% Yes votes ...... 7944 / 34.26% No votes
To improve student access to computers and modern technology and provide a quality education, repair or replace leaky roofs, upgrade old plumbing, heating/cooling systems, classrooms and outdated restrooms, upgrade fire safety, maximize energy efficiency, improve handicapped accessibility, and modernize, construct and acquire classrooms, equipment, sites and facilities, shall Morgan Hill Unified School District issue $198,250,000 in bonds at legal rates, with citizen oversight, annual audits, no funds for administrator salaries and all funds spent on local schools?

Measure H. Bonds -- San Jose Unified School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 63447 / 71.33% Yes votes ...... 25497 / 28.67% No votes
To improve local schools and support academic programs, prepare students for jobs, save money and improve teacher retention by upgrading technology, classrooms and science labs, improving school safety and security, upgrading energy and water systems to improve efficiency, paying off facility leases, and repairing, constructing, or equipping facilities, sites or classrooms, shall San Jose Unified School District issue 290 million dollars in bonds at legal rates, with independent citizens' oversight, annual financial audits and no funds for administrators' salaries?

Measure I. Bonds -- East Side Union High School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 102351 / 71.55% Yes votes ...... 40700 / 28.45% No votes
To upgrade computer/science labs; improve security/safety; repair, equip, and construct classrooms/facilities at Andrew Hill, Calero, Evergreen Valley, Foothill, Independence, James Lick, Mt. Pleasant, Oak Grove, Piedmont Hills, Santa Teresa, Silver Creek, Yerba Buena, W.C. Overfelt, and District adult, alternative, and charter schools; and acquire property for new schools, shall East Side Union High School District issue $120,000,000 of bonds with interest rates below legal limits and no funds for administrator salaries or taken by the State?

Measure J. Bonds -- Alum Rock Union Elementary School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 18442 / 79.53% Yes votes ...... 4746 / 20.47% No votes
To improve neighborhood schools by removing mold and asbestos; fixing leaky, deteriorated roofs; replacing inefficient/ aging heating, ventilation, and electrical systems to save money; improving fire safety/ security; updating computer technology/ science labs for 21st century learning; repairing aging restrooms; and acquiring, constructing, and repairing sites/ facilities, shall Alum Rock Union Elementary School District issue $125 million in bonds at legal rates with required independent financial audits, citizens' oversight and no money for administrators' salaries?

Measure K. Parcel Tax -- Berryessa Union School District (2/3 Approval Required)
Pass: 18868 / 78.07% Yes votes ...... 5300 / 21.93% No votes
Without increasing taxes and to continue providing quality education for local elementary and middle school students by:
  • Attracting and retaining quality teachers,
  • Maintaining strong core academic programs in reading, writing, math and science,
  • Providing updated classroom technology and hands-on science instruction,
  • Keeping libraries open,

shall Berryessa Union School District continue its expiring $79 annual education parcel tax for 8 years, with citizen oversight, a senior exemption, no funds for administrator salaries and all funds benefiting local schools?

Measure L. Bonds -- Mount Pleasant School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 4482 / 75.48% Yes votes ...... 1456 / 24.52% No votes
To facilitate math, science, reading/writing programs in local elementary/middle schools by upgrading classrooms, removing asbestos and hazardous materials, repairing dry rot, termite and structural damage, upgrading wiring and fire alarms for safety, repairing deteriorating restrooms, replacing leaky roofs, and acquiring, renovating, constructing classrooms, equipment, sites and facilities, shall Mt. Pleasant Elementary School District issue $25,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, with independent citizen oversight, no money for administrators' salaries/pensions/benefits, and all money benefiting local schools?

Measure M. Compensation -- El Camino Hospital District (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 35311 / 51.55% Yes votes ...... 33190 / 48.45% No votes
Shall the ordinance limiting the compensation of El Camino Hospital District and El Camino Hospital executives, administrators and managers be adopted?

 
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