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Santa Cruz County, CA November 6, 2012 Election
Directory of Santa Cruz County, CA Measures
County Results as of Nov 7 12:51am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (253/253)
51.9% Countywide Voter Turnout (82,271/158,524)

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Measure L. Repair aging Schools -- Pajaro Valley Unified School District (Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 22,171 / 68.94% Yes votes ...... 9,990 / 31.06% No votes
To repair aging schools, which support quality education in the Aptos and Watsonville areas, with funding that cannot be taken by the State, shall Pajaro Valley Unified School District upgrade classrooms in all schools, repair leaking roofs and aging schools, upgrade computers and instructional technology in all schools, and construct, repair and acquire classrooms, sites and equipment, by issuing $150,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, with independent citizens' oversight, no money for administrators, independent audits, all funds staying local?

Measure M. Improve schools -- Pacific Elementary School District (Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 292 / 78.07% Yes votes ...... 82 / 21.93% No votes
To improve the quality of education; replace deteriorating roofs; increase student access to computers and modern technology; replace aging portable classroom for pre-school children; and renovate the multi-purpose building for school and community use; shall the Pacific Elementary School District issue $830,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, have an independent citizens' oversight committee, have NO money used for administrative salaries or taken by the state, and have all funds spent only on Pacific School?

Measure N. Transient Occupancy Tax increase 1.5%... to 11% -- County of Santa Cruz (tax increase - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 80,990 / 72.77% Yes votes ...... 30,303 / 27.23% No votes
Additional One and One-Half Percent Transient Occupancy Tax Rate. To protect the quality of life in Santa Cruz County by limiting further cuts to police, fire, emergency services, health services, parks and recreation, economic development, job creation, and other essential county services; shall Santa Cruz County be authorized to levy an additional tax of one and one-half of one percent in the Transient Occupancy Tax on people staying at lodging facilities in the unincorporated areas of the county?

Measure O. Sales Tax increase to 8.5% -- City of Capitola (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 2,343 / 50.75% Yes votes ...... 2,274 / 49.25% No votes
Shall a City of Capitola permanent sales tax increase of one quarter of one percent be adopted to pay for disaster recovery and to maintain general services including public safety and street improvements?

Measure P. Desalination Projects -- City of Santa Cruz (Charter Ammendment - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 19,124 / 72.13% Yes votes ...... 7,389 / 27.87% No votes
Shall an amendment to the Charter of the City of Santa Cruz "Requiring Voter Approval for Desalination Projects" be adopted?

Measure Q. Transient Occupancy Tax increase 1%... to 11% -- City of Santa Cruz (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 22,399 / 82.23% Yes votes ...... 4,840 / 17.77% No votes
In order to protect the quality of life in the City of Santa Cruz by supporting efforts to create jobs for local residents; investing in a vibrant local economy; and supporting police, fire, parks and recreation, and other essential city services, shall the City of Santa Cruz be authorized to augment the city's General Fund by levying an additional tax of one percent in the Transient Occupancy Tax on people staying at local hotels and motels?

Measure R. Mobile Home control fee -- City of Watsonville (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 5,715 / 55.45% Yes votes ...... 4,591 / 44.55% No votes
Shall the City impose upon and collect a rent control fee from persons occupying a space in a mobile home park to partly reimburse the City for the cost of defending challenges to its mobile home rent control ordinance and allow a person occupying space in a mobile home park to recover attorney's fees as additional damages from a person who demands or receives rent in excess of that allowed by the Mobile Home Rent Control Ordinance?

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