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Local Ballot Measures



>> 2005 -- 2009  >> 2006 November General  

Measure G (2006 November)
City of Santa Cruz Minimum Wage Initiative.
"Shall the City adopt an ordinance requiring employers in the City of Santa Cruz to pay a minimum wage of $9.25 per hour rather than the $6.75 per hour minimum wage required by State law?" Failed. Yes: 8,693. No: 13,571.
Full Text courtesy of the Santa Cruz County Elections Department

Measure H (2006 November)
City of Santa Cruz Sales Tax Replacement.
"Shall the one-quarter of one percent City of Santa Cruz General Fund sales tax that was approved in 2004 for a five-year period be replaced with a one-half of one percent General Fund sales tax for local use only, without a sunset provision, to help limit future budget cuts, repair the City's streets, support public safety, and provide additional security and maintenance for City parks?" Approved. Yes: 12,310. No: 8,901
Full Text courtesy of the Santa Cruz County Elections Department

Measure I (2006 November)
City of Santa Cruz Ordinance to Promote Sustainable Growth by Opposing the Negative Impacts of Proposed University Growth.
"Shall the Santa Cruz Municipal Code be amended to add an ordinance that promotes sustainable growth in the City by opposing the negative impacts of proposed University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) growth and by prohibiting the City from providing services to the University necessary for University expansion until the University has fully implemented mitigation measures intended to offset the negative environmental impacts that will otherwise result from that expansion?" Approved. Yes: 16,486. No: 5,021.
Full Text courtesy of the Santa Cruz County Elections Department

Measure J (2006 November)
City of Santa Cruz Charter Amendment Pertaining to Expansion of City of Santa Cruz Water and Sewer Service Areas.
"In order to preserve the City's limited remaining water capacity that is available to current utility users and to conserve capacity in the City's wastewater treatment plant, shall the City of Santa Cruz Charter be amended to require a vote of the people before the City Council will be allowed to initiate an annexation to the City's water service area or sewer service area?" Approved. Yes: 16,585. No: 4,152.
Full Text courtesy of the Santa Cruz County Elections Department

Measure K (2006 November)
City of Santa Cruz Adult Marijuana Criminal Offenses - Lowest Law Enforcement Priority Initiative.
"Shall the Santa Cruz Municipal Code be amended by adding an ordinance that requires Santa Cruz police officers and other law enforcement officers in the City of Santa Cruz to make enforcement of state and federal laws pertaining to the distribution, sale, cultivation or use of marijuana by adults their lowest law enforcement priority?" Approved. Yes: 13,969. No: 7,900.
Full Text courtesy of the Santa Cruz County Elections Department