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Local Ballot Measures



>> 2010 -- 2014  >> 2014 June Primary  

Measure A (2014 June)
To replace the 70-year old Middle School with a new school, with A up-to-date computer/learning technology, science labs, code-compliant/energy-efficient electrical, plumbing, heating/cooling systems; upgrade, construct, acquire classrooms, schools, facilities, sites/equipment that meet accessibility requirements; make needed seismic repairs at elementary schools, and qualify for State matching funds, shall Scotts Valley Unified School District issue $35,000,000 in bonds, at legal rates, with independent oversight, no funds for administrators, all funds staying local? Approved. Required 55% vote. Yes: 3,978. No: 1, 534.
Full Text courtesy of the Santa Cruz County Elections Department.

Measure AA (2014 June)
To improve access to hiking and biking opportunities, AA protect and preserve redwood forests, natural open spaces, the scenic beauty of our region and coastline, critical wildlife habitat, restore creeks to protect water quality, and reduce forest fire risk; shall Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District be authorized to issue up to $300 million in bonds, at a tax rate not to exceed $3.18 per $100,000 of assessed value of property owned, with expenditures verified by an independent citizen oversight committee? Approved. Required 2/3 vote. Santa Cruz County: Yes 1, No 1. Overall: Yes 75,761, No 35, 716.
Full Text courtesy of the Santa Cruz County Elections Department.

Measure E (2014 June)
To upgrade local schools with funding that cannot be taken E by the State, shall Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District make essential safety repairs, fix or replace leaky and aging roofs, keep schools clean and well-maintained, update science labs, classrooms and technology, prevent classroom overcrowding, renovate, construct, acquire classrooms, sites, equipment, facilities, by issuing $99 million in bonds, at legal rates, with citizen oversight, annual independent audits, qualify for State matching funds, and no funds for administrator salaries? Approved. Required 55% vote. Yes: 795. No: 486.
Full Text courtesy of the Santa Cruz County Elections Department.

Measure F (2014 June)
Funding for Santa Cruz County Parks. To properly maintain F Santa Cruz County parks, facilities, beach access, and open space; clean bathrooms; repair roofs and electrical systems; keep facilities open and safe; provide recreation to children, teenagers, families, and seniors: shall Santa Cruz County levy an annual tax of $8.50 per improved parcel, replacing an expiring service charge on residential units within the County’s Park and Recreation District, with all funds staying local? Approved. Required 2/3 vote. Yes: 19,438. No: 6,058.
Full Text courtesy of the Santa Cruz County Elections Department.

Measure G (2014 June)
To fight crime, respond quickly to medical emergencies G and fires, keep youth on the right track and make Watsonville safer by: adding firefighters and police; increasing neighborhood police patrols; updating firefighter safety equipment and stations; improving youth programs to fight gangs and reduce violence; shall Watsonville enact a one-half cent sales tax for seven years, with all funds restricted to these specific uses, subject to independent citizen’s oversight, annual audits, and protected from government takeaways? Approved. Required 2/3 vote. Yes: 3,025. No: 1,475.
Full Text courtesy of the Santa Cruz County Elections Department.