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Local Ballot Measures
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|Measure S (2002 November)
City of Watsonville Initiative to Prohibit Additives to the Public Water Supply.
"Shall the City of Watsonville adopt an ordinance adding Section 6-3.443 to the Watsonville Municipal Code requiring that substances added to the public water supply for purposes other than to make water safe satisfy two new standards: (a) approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for specified purposes, and (b) cannot contain contaminants at concentrations exceeding either the U.S. Maximum Contaminant Level Goals or California Public Health Goals, whichever is more restrictive?" Approved. Yes: 2,600. No: 2,568
|Measure T (2002 November)
City of Watsonville Transient Occupancy Tax.
"Shall the City of Watsonville adopt an ordinance amending Section 3‑6.303 of the Municipal Code by imposing a special one percent (1%) tax charged to guests of hotels and motels under the City's Uniform Transient Occupancy Tax Ordinance for the purpose of protecting the local economy by continuing tourism promotion?" Failed. Required 2/3 vote. Yes: 3,346. No: 1,722
|Measure U (2002 November)
City of Watsonville Urban Limit Line and Development Timing Initiative.
"Shall the City of Watsonville amend the Watsonville 2005 General Plan thereby imposing certain restrictions on growth, as specified, and restricting later amendments all as provided in the Watsonville Urban Limit Line and Development Timing Initiative?" Approved. Yes: 3,000. No: 1,981
|Measure V (2002 November)
City of Watsonville Mobile Home Rent Stabilization Amendment.
"Shall the City of Watsonville adopt an ordinance amending Chapter 3 (Mobile Home Park Rent Stabilization) of Title 11 (Mobile Homes and Parks) of the Watsonville Municipal Code establishing a procedure for Recovery of Expenses in Fair Rate Return Hearing and adding a Supplemental Administrative Fee of $0.50 per unit with an automatic cost of living adjustment?" Approved. Yes: 2,891. No: 1,954
|Measure W (2002 November)
City of Capitola Transient Occupancy Tax.
"Shall the City of Capitola adopt an ordinance amending Section 3.32.030 of the Municipal Code raising the transient occupancy tax rate from 9.5% to 11%, dedicating the revenues from .5% of the 1.5% differential increase to the General Fund and 1% of the 1.5% differential increase to the Santa Cruz County Conference and Visitors Council for the promotion of tourism in Santa Cruz County?" Failed. Required 2/3 vote. Yes: 1,352. No: 1,291