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>> 2005 -- 2009  >> 2008 June Primary  

Measure Q (2008 June)
Scotts Valley Unified School District Bond Measure.
"To provide safe and modern school facilities, improve student learning, and qualify for matching funds, shall the Scotts Valley Unified School District issue $55 million in bonds at legal interest rates to replace our 65-year old middle school with modern classrooms and facilities, replace deteriorating portables with permanent classrooms, and add/improve classrooms, libraries, multi-purpose rooms, and other school facilities, with independent citizen oversight, mandatory annual audits, no money for administrator salaries and all funds benefiting Scotts Valley schools?" Failed. Required 55%. Yes: 3,020. No: 2,617.
Full Text courtesy of the Santa Cruz County Elections Department

Measure R (2008 June)
Countywide Library Improvement/Continuation Measure.
"To support and maintain local public libraries and library services through acquiring books, children’s educational materials, computers and technology; increase and improve children’s reading, adult literacy, senior and other educational programs; and upgrade local library facilities, shall Ordinance No. 1 of the Santa Cruz County Public Library Authority be amended to continue the existing ¼ cent sales tax for libraries with no increase?" Approved. Required 2/3 vote. Yes: 39,105. No: 14,424.
Full Text courtesy of the Santa Cruz County Elections Department

Measure S (2008 June)
Ben Lomond Fire Protection District Bond.
"To reduce 9-1-1 response times and improve volunteer firefighters training by replacing an unsafe 68 year-old building containing lead paint/asbestos, constructing a seismically safe fire station accommodating modern firefighting equipment, breathing apparatus, 9-1-1 technology, emergency vehicle exits, and additional firefighters to improve firefighter recruitment/retention, shall Ben Lomond Fire Protection District issue $10,000,000 in bonds within legal interest rates, requiring citizen oversight, annual audits, and no money for administrators’ salaries?" Failed. Required 2/3 vote. Yes: 741. No: 1,119.
Full Text courtesy of the Santa Cruz County Elections Department

Measure V (2008 June)
Aromas-San Juan Unified School District Bond Measure.
"To improve neighborhood schools and provide for student safety, health, and learning; to replace relocatable classrooms; to acquire, construct, upgrade and equip classrooms, restrooms, facilities and sites; and to retire an outstanding facilities loan, shall Aromas-San Juan Unified School District issue $18,800,000 of bonds at legal interest rates for Aromas-San Juan Bautista school projects, not administrators’ salaries or operating expenses, with citizens’ oversight and independent public financial audits?" Failed. Required 55%. Yes: 7. No: 7.
Full Text courtesy of the Santa Cruz County Elections Department