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Measure L (2012 November)
PAJARO VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
"To repair aging schools, which support quality education in the Aptos and Watsonville areas, with funding that cannot be taken by the State, shall Pajaro Valley Unified School District upgrade classrooms in all schools, repair leaking roofs and aging schools, upgrade computers and instructional technology in all schools, and construct, repair and acquire classrooms, sites and equipment, by issuing $150,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, with independent citizens’ oversight, no money for administrators, independent audits, all funds staying local?" Approved. Required 55% vote. Yes: 22,171. No: 9,990.
Full Text courtesy of the Santa Cruz County Elections Department.

Measure M (2012 November)
PACIFIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT
"To improve the quality of education; replace deteriorating roofs; increase student access to computers and modern technology; replace aging portable classroom for pre-school children; and renovate the multi-purpose building for school and community use; shall the Pacific Elementary School District issue $830,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, have an independent citizens’ oversight committee, have NO money used for administrative salaries or taken by the state, and have all funds spent only on Pacific School?" Approved. Required 55% vote. Yes: 292. No: 82.
Full Text courtesy of the Santa Cruz County Elections Department.

Measure N (2012 November)
COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ
"Additional One and One-Half Percent (1½%) Transient Occupancy Tax Rate. To protect the quality of life in Santa Cruz County by limiting further cuts to police, fire, emergency services, health services, parks and recreation, economic development, job creation, and other essential county services; shall Santa Cruz County be authorized to levy an additional tax of one and one-half of one percent in the Transient Occupancy Tax on people staying at lodging facilities in the unincorporated areas of the county?" Approved. Required majority vote. Yes: 80,990. No: 30,303.
Full Text courtesy of the Santa Cruz County Elections Department.

Measure O (2012 November)
CITY OF CAPITOLA
"Shall a City of Capitola permanent sales tax increase of one quarter of one percent be adopted to pay for disaster recovery and to maintain general services including public safety and street improvements?" Approved. Required majority vote. Yes: 2,343. No: 2,274.
Full Text courtesy of the Santa Cruz County Elections Department.

Measure P (2012 November)
CITY OF SANTA CRUZ
"Shall an amendment to the Charter of the City of Santa Cruz "Requiring Voter Approval for Desalination Projects" be adopted?" Approved. Required majority vote. Yes: 19,124. No: 7,389.
Full Text courtesy of the Santa Cruz County Elections Department.