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>> 2000 -- 2004  >> 2004 November General  

Measure H (2004 November)
Community College Repair/Job Training Measure
"To repair/upgrade West Valley and Mission Colleges, improve training/transfer programs, upgrade fire safety, repair leaky roofs, improve disabled access, repair/expand job training classrooms for nurses, police, firefighters, paramedics, upgrade classroom technology for a changing workforce, repair, construct, equip buildings, classrooms, libraries, sites, science/computer labs, shall West Valley-Mission Community College District issue $235 million in bonds, at legal rates, with annual audits, citizen oversight and no money for administrator's salaries?" Approved. Required 55%. Yes: 1,386. No: 1,065.
Full Text courtesy of the Santa Cruz County Elections Department

Measure J (2004 November)
Local Transportation Improvement Act
"Shall a half-cent sales tax be adopted to improve transportation in Santa Cruz County? Improvements will include: widening Highway 1 with carpool/bus/emergency lanes; improving local streets, sidewalks and bike paths, safety on Highway 17, elderly/disabled transportation; building a Coastal bike/walking path next to the rail line; and a Pajaro train station. This 30-year measure will be monitored by an independent oversight committee." Failed. Required 2/3 vote. Yes: 50,024. No: 65,628.
Full Text courtesy of the Santa Cruz County Elections Department

Measure K (2004 November)
Repeal of County Emergency Response Fee
"Shall the County's Emergency Response Fee Ordinance, Chapter 4.28 of the Santa Cruz County Code, be repealed?" Failed. Yes: 17,180. No: 42,430.
Full Text courtesy of the Santa Cruz County Elections Department

Measure L (2004 November)
[City of Santa Cruz. Charter Amendment. Section 707. Mail Ballot Elections.]
"Shall Section 707 be added to the City of Santa Cruz Charter to allow the City Council, by resolution, to authorize any municipal election, other than on a date of a regular statewide primary or statewide general election, to be conducted by mail, in accordance with the mail ballot election procedures set forth in the Elections Code of the State of California?" Approved. Yes: 16,158. No: 8,780.
Full Text courtesy of the Santa Cruz County Elections Department

Measure M (2004 November)
[City of Santa Cruz. Charter Amendment. Section 601. Council, Number, Term.]
"Shall Section 601 of the City of Santa Cruz Charter be amended to further clarify that no member of the Council shall be eligible for re-election for two years (i.e. one general election cycle) after the expiration of the second consecutive full term for which such person was elected." Approved. Yes: 18,577. No: 6,645.
Full Text courtesy of the Santa Cruz County Elections Department