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Santa Clara County, CA June 3, 2014 Election
Directory of Santa Clara County, CA Measures
County Results as of Jul 9 6:44pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (1026/1026)
32.8% Countywide Voter Turnout (264,133/805,922)

Measures
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Measure A. Los Gatos Economic Development and Jobs Retention Initiative -- Town of Los Gatos (Initiative - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 4652 / 72.72% Yes votes ...... 1745 / 27.28% No votes
Shall the Town's General Plan, General Plan Land Use Map, and Zoning Code and Map be amended and shall the Albright Specific Plan be adopted to provide land use rules for approximately 21.6 acres of land at 90-160 Albright Way and 14600 Winchester Boulevard?

Measure B. Libraries Local Funding Continuation -- City of San Jose (Parcel Tax - 2/3 Approval Required)
Pass: 102291 / 81.47% Yes votes ...... 23264 / 18.53% No votes
To continue existing, voter-approved funding for all San Josť's libraries and services, including: open hours; librarians; updated books/research materials; access to computers/technology; children's reading programs, story times, teen/senior programs; and adult literacy/job readiness, shall the City of San Josť continue its library parcel tax for 25 years, subject to independent annual audits and citizens oversight, with no change in the existing voter-approved tax rate formula?

Measure C. High Quality Education and Local Control Funding -- Milpitas Unified School District (Parcel Tax - 2/3 Approval Required)
Pass: 5775 / 74.03% Yes votes ...... 2026 / 25.97% No votes
Without increasing the current tax rate and to continue high quality education for local elementary, middle and high school students by maintaining strong academic programs in science, math, engineering, reading and writing, preparing students for college and 21st Century careers, and retaining highly qualified teachers, shall Milpitas Unified School District renew its expiring $84 education parcel tax for 8 years with citizen oversight, no funds for administrators' salaries, senior citizen exemptions and all funds staying in local schools?

Measure E. Upgrade Local Schools -- Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District (Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 8,331 / 64.0% Yes votes ...... 4,689 / 36.0% No votes
   7536 (64.20%) Yes / 4203 (35.80%) No in Santa Clara County
   795 (62.06%) Yes / 486 (37.94%) No in Santa Cruz County
To upgrade local schools with funding that cannot be taken by the State, shall Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District make essential safety repairs, fix or replace leaky and aging roofs, keep schools clean and well-maintained, update science labs, classrooms and technology, prevent classroom overcrowding, renovate, construct, acquire classrooms, sites, equipment, facilities, by issuing $99 million in bonds, at legal rates, with citizen oversight, annual independent audits, qualify for State matching funds, and no funds for administrator salaries?

Measure G. Upgrade San Benito High School -- San Benito High School District (Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 3,524 / 56.3% Yes votes ...... 2,736 / 43.7% No votes
   3,516 (56.32%) Yes / 2,727 (43.68%) No in San Benito County
   8 (47.06%) Yes / 9 (52.94%) No in Santa Clara County
To improve the quality of local education by ensuring all San Benito High School students can access modern classrooms and educational tools, shall San Benito High School District:
  • replace/upgrade classrooms and labs to prepare students for college and careers;
  • repair roofs, plumbing and outdated electrical systems;
  • add 21st century instructional/vocational technology;
  • improve school safety;
  • improve access for persons with disabilities

by issuing $42.5 million of bonds, with citizen oversight, audits, with NO money for administrator salaries?

Measure H. Parcel Tax Continuation -- Evergreen School District (2/3 Approval Required)
Pass: 11445 / 74.90% Yes votes ...... 3835 / 25.10% No votes
To provide competitive and safe learning environments and enhance student achievement by
  • Improving hands-on science, technology and math instruction;
  • Keeping class size low;
  • Improving teacher quality and training;
  • Protecting arts/music programs and libraries;
  • Ensuring adequate student supervision and safety;

Shall the Evergreen Elementary School District renew a parcel tax at $100 per parcel for 5 years with citizen oversight, annual reports, a senior exemption, and no money for District administrators' salaries or the State?

Measure I. Bonds -- Cambrian School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 3840 / 72.47% Yes votes ...... 1459 / 27.53% No votes
To reduce classroom overcrowding by providing additional classrooms, support high quality education, enhance school safety and security, update fire and earthquake safety systems, provide access to 21st century learning technology, maximize energy efficiency, repair or replace leaky windows, replace outdated heating/cooling equipment, and build/equip classrooms, facilities, and sites, shall Cambrian School District issue $39 million in bonds at legal rates with citizen oversight, annual audits, no funds for administrators' salaries and all funds staying local?

Measure J. Bonds -- Union School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 5958 / 68.83% Yes votes ...... 2698 / 31.17% No votes
To improve local elementary/middle schools by fixing/replacing leaky roofs, improving safety/fire/security systems, adding classrooms to avoid overcrowding, keeping schools clean/well-maintained, providing updated classroom technology and teacher training for new technology, updating, renovating, acquiring, constructing/equipping classrooms, science/project labs, sites or facilities, shall Union Elementary School District issue $125 million in bonds at legal rates, with citizen oversight, annual audits, no funds for administrators' salaries, all funds staying in local Union schools?

Measure K. Renew Parcel Tax -- Mount Pleasant School District (2/3 Approval Required)
Pass: 1896 / 77.36% Yes votes ...... 555 / 22.64% No votes
Without increasing current tax rates, to continue improving local elementary schools by protecting reading, writing, math/science programs, maintaining libraries, music/art, retaining qualified teachers, preserving tutoring programs for students with special needs, providing updated educational materials and access to 21st Century technology and computer training, and, shall Mt. Pleasant Elementary School District renew its expiring $95 parcel tax for seven years, exempt senior citizens, no funds for administrators' salaries, independent citizen oversight and all funds benefitting local schools?

Measure AA. Bonds -- Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (2/3 Approval Required)
Pass: 75,761 / 68.0% Yes votes ...... 35,717 / 32.0% No votes
   50977 (68.81%) Yes / 23109 (31.19%) No in Santa Clara County
   1 (50.00%) Yes / 1 (50.00%) No in Santa Cruz County
   24,783 (66.3%) Yes / 12,607 (33.7%) No in San Mateo County
To improve access to hiking and biking opportunities, protect and preserve redwood forests, natural open spaces, the scenic beauty of our region and coastline, critical wildlife habitat, restore creeks to protect water quality, and reduce forest fire risk; shall Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District be authorized to issue up to $300 million in bonds, at a tax rate not to exceed $3.18 per $100,000 of assessed value of property owned, with expenditures verified by an independent citizen oversight committee?

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