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>> 2000 -- 2004  >> 2000 November General  

Measure S (2000 November)
San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District Bond.
"To acquire, construct, and modernize school facilities, build new to replace 30-year-old portables, construct a permanent Junior High at the current site, upgrade drainage, replace deteriorating plumbing and inadequate electrical systems, imiprove student access toclassroom computers and technology, and make the District eligible to receiver over $8 million in state-matching funds, shall the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District be authorized to issue $18,500,000 of bonds at an interest rate below the legal limit?" Approved. Required 2/3 vote. Yes: 9,009. No: 3,164.

Measure T (2000 November)
City of Santa Cruz. District Elections/District Recalls City Council Seats.
"Shall the Charter of the City of Santa Cruz be amended by amending Sections 601, 602 and 605 of Article VI and Section 701 of Article VII providing for the election and recall of City Councilmembers by district and the election of City Councilmembers by a majority vote, the text of which is on file in the City Clerk's Department and the County Elections Department?" Failed. Yes: 11,776. No: 12,653.

Measure U (2000 November)
City of Santa Cruz Transient Occupancy Tax. Increase in Transient Occupancy Tax Rate Homeless Shelter and Services.
"Shall the City of Santa Cruz adopt an ordinance amending Section 3.28.030 of the Municipal Code raising the transient occupancy tax rate from 10% to 12% and dedicating the revenues from the two percent differential to provide additional funding to non-profit homeless service providers for the provision of shelter services, including establishing permanent year-round shelter with appropriate facilities for homeless families and children." Failed. Required 2/3 vote. Yes: 13,882. No: 11,847.

Measure V (2000 November)
Scotts Valley Fire Protection District Special Tax.
"To meet the health and safety needs of district residents, shall the Scotts Valley Fire Protection District, pursuant to Ordinance 2000-1, provide advanced life support services by adding firefighter paramedics in order to improve coverage and enhance fire protection services, through the implementation of a special tax which assesses $51 per service unit, with vacant land equaling one service unit, residential units equaling two service units, and all other parcels equaling five service units?" Failed. Required 2/3 vote. Yes: 5,533. No: 3,042.