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2012 General Election Ballot Guide: California

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Statewide Measures

  • ( - ) Californians will decide on Proposition 30, a tax increase proposal advocated by Governor Jerry Brown. It would raise taxes on Californians for seven years by an estimated $6.8 billion to $9 billion annually. The base sales tax rate would rise from 7.25 percent to 7.5 percent, and four high- income tax brackets would be created. The “millionaire’s tax” on high- income earners would jump from 10.3 percent to 13.3 percent.
  • ( )  Proposition 31 would establish a two-year budget cycle and prohibit the State Legislature from “creating expenditures of more than $25 million unless offsetting revenues or spending cuts are identified.” State sales tax revenues would decrease by $200 million annually. Prop 31 would also require performance reviews of all state programs and performance goals in state and local budgets. Bills would have to be published at least three days prior to a vote in the State Legislature. While there are pro-taxpayer reforms in this measure, some citizen activists are concerned that this measure would effectively prohibit the State from cutting taxes and create adverse consequences for intergovernmental fiscal relations.  The net impact to California taxpayers is unclear.
  • ( + ) California voters will decide on Proposition 32, which would ban contri- butions by government contractors to politicians who control contracts awarded to them, and ban automatic deductions by corporations, unions, and governments from employees’ wages for political purposes.
  • ( + ) Proposition 33, the Automobile Insurance Persistency Discounts Initiative, would loosen regulations on car insurance rates, which would allow insur- ance companies to offer discounts to California drivers.
  • ( - ) Proposition 37, the Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food Initiative, would require the labeling of any food that contains plants or animals that have been genetically modified in certain ways. Local taxpayer groups oppose this measure, in part because of the onerous regula- tions on business that would significantly disrupt commerce in the State.
  • ( - ) Voters will weigh in on Proposition 38, which has been pushed by attor- ney Molly Munger as the competing tax increase measure to Prop 30. This measure would increase taxes on most Californians and is expected to reel in an estimated $10 billion per year. Most of this revenue would be earmarked for public schools and early childhood development programs.
  • ( - ) Proposition 39, or the “Income Tax Increase for Multistate Businesses Initiative,” would raise taxes on some California businesses with sales in multiple states. These businesses would no longer be able to choose 1 of 2 methods to determine their California taxable income. Half of the increased tax revenue over the next 5 years will go toward energy efficien- cy and alternative energy projects.

Alameda County

Countywide Measures

  • ( - ) Measure B1 would double the Alameda County transportation sales tax to 1 cent for road repairs.

Local Measures

  • Measure Y would extend the City of Piedmont’s parcel tax, which col- lects approximately $1.5 million from taxpayers each year.
  • ( - ) Measures A1 would hike taxes by $4.5 million per year for the Oakland Zoo.
  • ( - ) Measure F would raise the sales tax in the city of Albany from 8.75 percent to 9.25 percent.
  • ( - ) Measure I would raise taxes on 200,000 homeowners in the Chabot Las Positas Community College District. A $28 per year tax would be imposed on owners of single-family homes, resulting in a $5.6 million

per year tax hike.

  • ( - ) Measure J would authorize $475 million in new debt in the Oakland Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure L would authorize $2.4 million per year in new parcel taxes in the San Leandro Unified School District.
  • ( - )  Measure M would allow $30 million in new debt to improve Berkeley streets.
  • ( - ) Measure N would increase debt by $19.4 million to improve Berkeley pools.
  • ( - ) Measure O would increase parcel taxes by over $600,000 for improvements to Berkeley pools.
  • ( - ) Measure P, the Berkeley Gann Limit Increase, would permit increased spending on parks, libraries, and other services for 3 years.
  • ( - ) Measure Q would extend the Berkeley Utility Users Tax to utilities not currently covered, such as cell phones.
  • ( + ) Measure U, the Berkeley Sunshine Ordinance, would increase disclo- sure requirements for public records and implement earlier agenda deadlines. It also would create a new commission with authority to take action against the City if there are violations.
  • ( + ) Measure V, the Berkeley FACTS Initiative, would require the City to publish biennial reports of its 20-year financial obligations.
  • ( - ) Measure Z would increase debt by $186 million in the Washington Township Health Care District.

Amador County

Countywide Measures

  • Measure U would renew the $1 fee on County vehicles and $2 fee on some commercial vehicles.
  • ( - ) Measure Q would increase the Amador County hotel tax from 6 per- cent to 10 percent.

Local Measures

  • ( - ) Measure R would raise the city of Plymouth’s hotel tax from 6 per- cent to 10 percent.
  • ( )  Measure S would recommend to the City Council ways to spend new revenues resulting from the passage of Measure R.

Butte County

Countywide Measures

  • Measure H would renew the $1 per vehicle per year and $2 per com- mercial vehicle per year tax.

Local Measures

  • ( - )  Measure E would allow $78 million in new debt in the Chico Unified School District for school facility repairs.
  • ( - ) Measure G would allow Gridley Unified School District to increase debt by $11 million.
  • ( - ) Measure J would hike taxes by $900,000 in the City of Chico.
  • ( - ) In response to the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court ruling, Measure K would declare that corporations do not have constitutional rights and express support for limiting corporate political contribu- tions. Citizen activists are concerned that weakening the ability of businesses to participate in the political process could deprive the fis- cal policy debate of important views and thereby give an unfair advantage to those with agendas to expand government.
  • ( - )  Measure M would allow $1 million of additional debt in the El Medio Fire Protection District.
  • ( + ) Measure V would reduce the number of Board Members in Yuba County, which could save taxpayer dollars. This is also on the ballot  in Yuba County.

Calaveras County

Countywide Measures

  • Measure B would renew the Calaveras County Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program Fee, which charges $1 per vehicle and $2 per commercial vehicle per year.

Local Measures

  • Measure C would allow the Copperopolis Fire Protection District to maintain its current spending levels.
  • ( - ) Measure D seeks to increase taxes on property owners in the Circle XX Community Services District from $300 to $400 per year.

Colusa County

Local Measures

  • ( - ) Measure G would raise the sales tax by 0.5 percent in the City of Williams.

Contra Costa County

Local Measures

  • Measure G would keep the 7.2 cents per square foot parcel tax in place in the West Contra Costa Unified School District.
  • Measure M would extend the 8 percent utility users tax in Pinole for 8 years.
  • ( - ) Measure A would raise taxes on property owners by $11 each year for 6 years. The revenue from this tax hike is to be spent on local community colleges.
  • ( - ) Measure B would allow the Antioch High School District to increase debt by $56.5 million.
  • ( - ) Measure C increase the parcel tax in the Martinez Unified School District by $50 per year for 5 years.
  • ( - ) Measure D would allow a $260 million debt increase in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.
  • ( - )  Measure E would authorize $360 million in additional debt in the West Contra Costa Unified School District.
  • ( - )  Measure H would allow for $3 million in additional debt in the Knightsen Elementary School District.
  • ( - ) Measure I would hike taxes on homeowners by $33.6 million over 6 years in the Chabot Las Positas Community College District.
  • ( - ) Measure K would increase the sales tax in Moraga to 8.25 percent for 20 years.
  • ( - ) Measure L would increase the Orinda sales tax by ½ cent to fund road repairs.
  • ( - ) Measure N would impose a 1 cent per ounce tax on soda in Richmond. Critics of soda taxes often point out their regressive nature and the fact that they can hurt small buisnesses.
  • ( - ) In response to the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court ruling, Measure P would advise Richmond’s congressional representatives and state legislators to draft an amendment to the U.S. Constitution declaring that corporations do not have constitutional rights, limiting corpo- rate political contributions. Citizen activists are concerned that weaken- ing the ability of businesses to participate in the political process could deprive the fiscal policy debate of important views and thereby give an unfair advantage to those with agendas to expand government.
  • ( - ) Measure Q would hike taxes on homeowners by $16.8 million in the Contra Costa Fire Protection District.

El Dorado County

Countywide Measures

  • ( - ) Measure L would impose a $17.58 tax per parcel in El Dorado County.

Fresno County

Countywide Measures

  • ( - ) Measure B would extend the 0.125 percent sales tax in Fresno County.

Local Measures

  • ( - ) Measure C would increase debt by $12 million in the Caruthers Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure K would add $40 million of debt to the Kings Canyon Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure L would allow for a $12.65 million debt increase in the West Hill Community College District.
  • ( - ) Measure M would permit $19 million in new debt for the Mendota Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure S would add $50 million in new debt for the Sanger Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure W would increase debt in the Washington Unified School District by $22 million.

Glenn County

Local Measures

  • ( - ) Measure P would issue $14.7 million in new debt for the Willows Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure Q would increase the hotel tax in Willows from 10 to 12 percent.

Humboldt County

Local Measures

  • ( - )  Measure D would add $10 million in debt to the Fortuna Union High School District.
  • ( - ) Measure E would hike taxes on homeowners by $49 per year for five years.
  • ( - )  Measure F would allow for $7 million in new debt in the Arcata Elementary School District.
  • ( - ) Measure G would raise the sales tax rate by 0.75 percent in the City  of Trinidad.
  • ( - ) In response to the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court ruling, Measure H in Arcata would declare that corporations are not entitled to the protections of the U.S. Constitution, thus barring corporate political contributions. Citizen activists are concerned that weakening the ability of businesses to participate in the political process could deprive the fiscal policy debate of important views and thereby give an unfair advantage to those with agendas to expand government.
  • ( - ) Measure I would impose a 45 percent tax on residential electricity users in Arcata who exceed the “Baseline Allowance” by 600 percent.
  • ( - )  Measure J would add $2 million of debt to the City of Rio Dell.

Imperial County

Local Measures

  • ( - ) Measure S would increase debt by $7.5 million in the Brawley Elementary School District.
  • ( - ) Measure X would cost taxpayers an additional $30 per $100,000 of assessed property valuation in the Coachella Valley Unified School District.

Kern County

Local Measures

  • ( - )  Measure M would add $25 million in debt to the McFarland Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure N would hike taxes $42 per parcel in the Mohave Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure O would increase debt by $6.2 million in the Elk Hills School District.
  • ( - ) Measure P would add $147 million in debt to the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District.
  • ( - ) Measure Q would allow for a $11.2 million debt increase in the Standard School District.
  • ( - ) Measure R would hike the Maricopa sales tax rate by 1 percent for 10 years.

Kings County

Local Measures

  • ( - ) Measure L would allow for a $12.65 million debt increase in the West Hills Community College District.

Lake County

Countywide Measures

  • ( - ) Measure E would hike the Lake County sales tax by $24 million over ten years.

Lassen County

Countywide Measures

  • ( - ) Measure W would hike taxes $28 per parcel per year in the Lassen Library District.

Local Measures

  • ( - ) Measure V would implement a $134 per improved parcel and a $44 per unimproved parcel per year tax in the Spalding Community Services District.

 

Los Angeles County

Countywide Measures

  • ( - ) Measure J would extend a 0.5 percent sales tax for 30 more years for transportation projects. The current surtax is not scheduled to expire until 2039 and critics have noted that this propsosed extension is premature as there are no specific projects that will be completed in the near future.

Local Measures

  • ( ) Measure C would dictate how the soda tax revenue from Measure H would be used in El Monte.
  • ( - )  Measure D would extend the utility tax to additional utilities in Downey.
  • ( - ) Measure E would increase debt by $350 million in the El Camino Community College District, increasing homeowner taxes by $21 per year.
  • ( - ) Measure F would allow the City Council to regulate rent charges on mobile homes in El Monte. Taxpayer advocates in other parts of the nation have expressed concerns over rent controls, contending they can actually depress the availability and mobility of housing opportu- nities.
  • ( - )  Measure G would add $350 million of debt to the Cerritos Community College District.
  • ( - ) Measure H would hike taxes on soda by 1 cent per ounce in El Monte. Critics of soda taxes often point out their regressive nature and the fact that they can disproportionately hurt small businesses.
  • ( - ) Measure I would increase the sales tax rate by 1 percent for 5 years in La Mirada.
  • ( - ) Measure K would add $93 million in new debt to the Lynwood Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure L would increase debt by $63 million in the Lancaster Elementary School District.
  • ( - ) Measure M will increase the business license tax rate on small busi- nesses with gross annual receipts of $150,000 in Artesia.
  • ( - ) Measure N would establish a minimum wage and minimum sick leave for hotel workers in Long Beach. Economic studies have shown that higher minimum wages fail to raise overall wage levels and reduce overall employment by making unskilled and young workers more expensive to hire. Furthermore, businesses will pass on the cost of the wage increase to consumers.
  • ( - ) Measure P would hike the utility tax rate in Bellflower by 2 percent- age points for 5 years.
  • ( - ) Measure Q would add $63 million in debt to the Redondo Beach Unified School District.
  • ( - )  Measure R would increase debt by $158.8 million and hike property taxes by $38.80 per $100,000 of assessed value in the Rowland Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure S would add $128.8 million in debt to the Temple City Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure V would increase the hotel tax rate in Pomona from 10 to 12 percent.
  • ( - ) Measure W would double the real estate transfer tax in Pomona from $1.10 per $500 of property value to $2.20 per $500 of propertyvalue.
  • ( - ) Measure X will hike parcel taxes by $1.5 million per year in Pomona.
  • ( - ) Measure Y will hike the sales tax in Culver by half a percentage point.
  • ( - )  Measure Z would add $55 million in debt to the Whittier City Elementary School District.
  • ( - ) Measure AA would hike the sales tax rate by 0.5 percent in Commerce.
  • ( - ) Measure BB would increase debt by $79 million in the Bellflower Unified School District.
  • ( - )  Measure CC would approve $129 million in debt for the Covina- Valley Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure CL would hike the parcel tax in the Centinela Valley Union area by 2 cents per square foot of residential property and 7.5 cents per square foot of other types of property.
  • ( - ) Measure DD would increase debt by $220 million in the Palmdale Elementary School District.
  • ( - ) Measure EE would allow for an $18 million debt increase in the Little Lake City School District.
  • ( - ) Measure ES would add $385 million in new debt to the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District.
  • ( - )  Measure GA would give the Rent Control Board more power to con- trol rates in Santa Monica. Taxpayer advocates in other parts of the nation have expressed concerns over rent controls, contending they can actually depress the availability and mobility of housing opportunities.
  • ( - ) Measure GG would increase debt by $90 million in the Inglewood Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure HH would implement a $24 per year per parcel tax hike in Santa Monica.
  • ( - ) Measure MM would add a $19 per parcel per year tax for 10 years in Woodland Hills, Encino, and Tarzan Mountains.
  • ( - ) Measure QS would create $51 million in new debt for the Castiac Union Elementary School District.
  • ( - ) Measure TT would add a $48 per year per parcel tax for 5 years in the Little Lake City Elementary District.
  • ( - ) Measure WP would levy a $96 per parcel per year tax for 4 years in the Westside Union Elementary School District.
  • ( - ) Measure WR would add $18.15 million in debt to the Westside Union Elementary School District.

Madera County

Countywide Measures

  • ( - ) Measure L would increase debt by $12.65 million in the West Hills Community College District.

Marin County

Countywide Measures

  • ( - ) Measure A would hike the sales tax rate in Marin County by 0.25 percent.

Local Measures

  • ( - ) Measure B would result in $1.9 million of additional parcel taxes in the Mill Valley School District.
  • ( - ) Measure C would extend the $184.70 per parcel per year tax in the Shoreline Unified School District for 8 years. The tax will increase 2 percent each year.
  • ( ) Measure D would extend the parcel tax in the Town of Ross for 4 years and reduce the maximum tax rate from $1,000 to $950 per parcel. The actual rate, currently $775, would be determined by the Town Council. The town’s spending limit would also increase.
  • ( - ) Measure E would levy a $49 per year parcel tax in Mesa Park.
  • ( + ) Measure F would limit spending to the level of available revenue in the Stinson Beach Fire Protection District.

Mendocino County

Countywide Measures

  • ( - ) In response to the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court ruling, Measure F would advise lawmakers to draft an amendment to the U.S. Constitution declaring that corporations do not have constitu- tional rights, barring corporate political contributions. Citizen activists are concerned that weakening the ability of businesses to participate   in the political process could deprive the fiscal policy debate of impor- tant views and thereby give an unfair advantage to those with agendas to expand government.

Merced County

Local Measures

  • ( - ) Measure E would add $8 million in new debt to the Delhi Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure G would increase debt by $9 million in the Weaver Union School District.

Monterey County

Local Measures

  • Measure E would indefinitely continue the half-percent sales tax in the city of Salinas, which would otherwise expire in 2016.
  • ( - ) Measure A would extend and increase the parcel tax to $65 per parcel for 5 years in the Pacific Grove Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure B would add $7 million of debt to the Spreckels Union School District.
  • ( - ) Measure C would increase debt by $40 million in the Soledad Unified School District.
  • ( - )  Measure D would increase the sales tax rate in Carmel-by-the-Sea by 1 percent for 10 years to make up for irresponsible spending and a lack of pension reform.
  • ( - ) Measure L would add $150 million in new debt for the Pajaro Valley Unified School District.

Napa County

Countywide Measures

  • ( - ) Measure T would raise the sales tax by 0.5 percent for 25 years.
  • ( + ) Measure V would change zoning laws to allow members of the non- golfing public to be served at the Chardonnay Golf Course Restaurant.

Local Measures

  • ( - ) Measure C would add $30 million in debt to the St. Helena Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure G would make the American Canyon Mayor less account- able to taxpaying voters by increasing term lengths from 2 to 4 years.

Nevada County

Local Measures

  • ( - ) Measure J would increase debt by $8.52 million in the Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District. This is also on the ballot in Placer County.
  • ( - ) Measure L would hike the sales tax in Nevada City by 0.375 percent for 5 years.
  • ( - ) Measure N would raise the sales tax by a half-percent in Grass Valley.
  • ( - ) Pleasant Ridge Union School District is seeking to impose a $92 per parcel tax.

Orange County

Local Measures

  • ( )  Measure BB, the City of Irvine “Support Our Schools Initiative” would allocate $2.5 million annually to the Irvine Education Partnership Fund and $1.5 million annually for programs to reduce class size. These funds would be taken from the City General Fund and taxes would not increase, according to local sources.
  • ( ) Measure GG would limit the Santa Ana Mayor to serving 8 consecu- tive years. Currently the term limit is 12 years. However, under this new measure, the former Mayor would be able to serve another 8 years after an 8-year cool-down period.
  • ( - )  Measure M would allow the Coast Community College District to increase debt by $698 million.
  • ( - ) Measure N would add $23.5 million in debt for the Fountain Valley School District.
  • ( - ) Measure O would increase debt by $31 million in the La Habra City School District.
  • ( - ) Measure P would allow a $198 million debt increase in the Ocean View School District.
  • ( - )  Measure Q would permit $198 million in additional debt for the Rancho Santiago Community College District.
  • ( - )  Measure R would increase debt by $158.8 million and add a $38.80 tax per $100,000 of assessed property value in the Rowland Unified School  District.
  • ( - ) Measure S would authorize $135 million of new debt in the Tustin Unified School District.
  • ( + ) Measure T would lower the Brea City Manager’s paycheck and rein in benefits for the City Council.
  • ( + ) Measure U, the City of Brea Open Governance Act, would increase accountability for local officials by setting deadlines for record requests and requiring certain contracts to be published online, among other requirements.
  • ( - ) Measure Y would increase the hotel tax in Garden Grove.
  • ( - ) Measure Z would raise property taxes in Huntington Beach.
  • ( - )  Measure AA, the Huntington Beach Equal Taxation and Assessments for Sunset Beach measure, would raise taxes on residents of Sunset Beach, which was recently annexed by Huntington Beach without consent.
  • ( - ) Measure CC would implement a parcel tax of $120 per parcel per year in Laguna Beach.
  • ( - ) Measure DD would implement a utility users tax in Los Alamitos.
  • ( + ) Measure HH would eliminate City Council salaries and benefits in Tustin.

Placer County

Local Measures

  • ( - ) Measure J would increase debt by $8.52 million in Truckee Donner. This is also on the ballot in Nevada County.
  • ( + ) Measure K would reduce the parcel tax in the Newcastle Fire Protection District from $146.46 per parcel to $30 per parcel.

Plumas County

Countywide Measures

  • ( - ) Measure C would increase the lodging tax rate in Plumas County from 9 to 11 percent.
  • ( - ) Measure D would increase the sales tax by a quarter-percent in Plumas County.

Riverside County

Local Measures

  • ( - ) Measure O would increase debt by $98 million in the Yucaipa- Calimesa Joint Unified School District District.
  • ( - ) Measure T would allow a $153.42 million debt increase in the Perris Union High School District.
  • ( - )  Measure U would add $49 million in debt for the Hemet Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure V would increase debt by $4 million in the Nuview Union School District.
  • ( - )  Measure W would authorize $79 in additional debt in the Alvord Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure Y would allow $165 million in debt in the Temecula Valley Unified School District.
  • ( - )  Measure X would hike property taxes by $30 per $100,000 of assessed value in the Coachella Valley Unified School District.
  • ( - )  The Indian Wells Parcel Tax for Landscaping Measure seeks to impose a $171 per year tax on landowners.
  • ( - ) The Wildomar Parcel Tax for Parks Measure seeks to add a $28 per year tax per parcel.

 

Sacramento County

Local Measures

  • ( - ) Measure K would increase the utility users tax from 2.5 percent to 4.25 percent in Citrus Heights for 10 years.
  • ( - ) Measure L would establish a 2 percent tax on card rooms’ gross gam- bling revenues in Rancho Cordova. Starting in 2014, the rate will be 2 percent. In 2015 the rate would increase to 3 percent on the first $5 million and 4 percent on revenues over $5 million. NTU takes no position on gambling issues; the measure is included in NTU’s guide because it pertains primarily to raising revenues.
  • ( - ) Measure N would increase debt by $350 million in the San Juan Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure P would add $68 million of debt to the Folsom Cordova Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure Q would increase debt by $346 million in the Sacramento City Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure R would increase debt by $68 million in the Sacramento City Unified School District.
  • ( - )  Measure U would impose a half-percent sales tax in Sacramento for 6 years. This is expected to increase taxes by $28 million per year.

San Benito

Local Measures

  • Measure E would continue the 1 percent sales tax in Hollister for 5 years.

San Bernardino

Countywide Measures

  • ( + ) Measure Q would save taxpayers $250,000 per year by capping the salaries of certain San Bernardino County officials.
  • ( + ) Measure R would decrease the amount that the Board of Supervisors may spend on staff salaries from $6 million to $1.5 million per year.

Local Measures

  • ( ) Measure T would add a 2.5 percent utility users tax and reduce the franchise tax from 7.5 to 5 percent in the city of Needles.
  • ( - ) Measure N would increase debt by $250 million in the San Bernardino Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure O would add $98 million in debt to the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure P would authorize $848 million in new debt in the Chaffey Joint Union High School District.
  • ( - ) Measure S would impose a gross receipt tax rate up to 10 percent on marijuana businesses in the city of Needles. NTU takes no position on the legalization of marijuana; the measure is included because it pertains primarily to raising revenues.
  • ( - ) Measure U would levy a 1 percent sales tax in Yucca Valley.
  • ( - ) Measure V would implement a gross revenue tax on businesses that sell petroleum products in Rialto.

 

San Diego County

Local Measures

  • ( ) Measure J would implement the Del Mar Village Specific Plan to improve the community without raising taxes.
  • ( + ) Measure A would limit increases to retirement benefits for City employees without a public vote in Carlsbad.
  • ( - ) Measure C would allow for an $88.4 million debt increase in the Cajon Valley Union School District.
  • ( - ) Measure D would add $3 million of debt for the Dehesa School District.
  • ( - ) Measure E would increase debt by $90 million in the Chula Vista Elementary School District.
  • ( - ) Measure F would increase the hotel tax rate from 8 to 10 percent in Coronado.
  • ( - ) Measure G would add $30.8 million to the debt of the Mountain Empire Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure H would implement a 2.5 percent sales tax on Del Mar mar- ijuana dispensaries. NTU takes no position on the legalization of mar- ijuana; however, this measure is included because it pertains primarily to raising revenues.
  • ( + ) Measure L would set the term served by the Mayor at 2 years.
  • ( - ) Measure M would allow the new Mayor of Encinitas to serve a 4- year term.
  • ( - ) Measure R would add $66 million of debt for the Ramona Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure U would raise the hotel tax rate in Santee from 6 to 10 per- cent.
  • ( - ) Measure V would increase debt by $398 million in the Grossmont- Cuyamaca Community College District.
  • ( - ) Measure Y would add $26 million of debt for the South Bay Union School District.
  • ( - ) Proposition Z would increase debt by $2.8 billion in the San Diego Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Proposition AA would increase debt by $449 million in the San Dieguito Union School District.
  • ( - )  Proposition CC would add $76.8 million in debt for the Del Mar Union School District.
  • ( - ) Proposition EE would increase debt by $497 million in the MiraCosta Community College District.

San Francisco County

Countywide Measures

  • ( - ) Proposition A would add a $79 per parcel per year tax for 8 years.
  • ( - ) Proposition B would increase debt by $195 million to pay for parks and recreation facilities.
  • ( - ) Proposition C would create a new fund to pay for low-income hous- ing.
  • ( - ) Proposition E will levy a gross revenue tax on businesses, resulting in $28.5 million per year in additional taxes.
  • ( - )  Proposition F would allow $8 million to be spent to drain the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.
  • ( - ) In response to the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court ruling, Proposition G would declare that corporations do not have constitu- tional rights and would seek to limit corporate political contributions. Citizen activists are concerned that weakening the ability of businesses to participate in the political process could deprive the fiscal policy debate of important views and thereby give an unfair advantage to those with agendas to expand government.

San Joaquin County

Countywide Measures

  • ( - ) Measure D would increase the numbers of terms the Board of Supervisors and the County Board of Education may serve from 2 to 3.

Local Measures

  • ( - ) Measure B would increase debt by $19.5 million in the Escalon Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure C would add a 1 percent sales tax in Lathrop. This is expect- ed to be a $2 million hike on taxpayers.
  • ( - ) Measure E would add $156 million of debt for the Stockton Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure G would increase debt by more than $25 million in the Ripon Unified School District.

San Luis Obispo County

Local Measures

  • ( - ) Measure C would repeal the 1982 Special Tax and implement a $25 per parcel tax in the Cayucos Fire Protection District.
  • ( - ) Measure D would lower the San Luis Obispo utility users tax by 0.2 percent but would expand the scope of services forced to pay the tax.
  • ( - ) Measure E would raise the Paso Robles sales tax from 1 to 1.5 per- cent for 12 years. This hike is expected to raise $2.9 million from tax- payers.
  • ( ) Measure F would earmark the revenue from Measure E to fix roads in Paso Robles.
  • ( - ) Measure H would increase debt by $35 million in the Templeton Unified School District.

San Mateo County

Countywide Measures

  • ( - ) Measure A would levy a 0.5 percent sales tax hike for 10 years.

Local Measures

  • ( - ) Measure D would increase debt by $56 million in the Burlingame Elementary School District.
  • ( - ) Measure E would increase debt by $41.9 million in Jefferson Union High School.
  • ( - ) Measure G would levy a $199 per parcel per year tax for 5 years in the San Bruno Park School District.
  • ( - ) Measure H would add $72 million in debt for the San Carlos Elementary School District.
  • ( - ) Measure I would pile up $67.5 million in new debt for the Jefferson Elementary School District.
  • ( - ) Measure J would add a 0.5 percent sales tax for 3 years in Half Moon Bay.
  • ( - ) Measure K would raise the hotel tax rate from 10 to 12 percent in Menlo Park.
  • ( - ) Measure L would build a new town center in Atherton using mostly private funds but also from building “fees” (taxes).

Santa Barbara County

Local Measures

  • ( ) Measure C would limit Buellton City Council Members to 3 consecu- tive terms. However, after a break, the Member may serve another 3 terms.
  • ( - ) Measure A would levy a $48 per parcel per year tax in the Santa Barbara Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure B would add a $45 per parcel per year tax in the Santa Barbara Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure D would raise the Buellton hotel tax rate from 10 to 12 per- cent.
  • ( - ) Measure E would raise the Carpinteria hotel tax rate from 10 to 12 percent.
  • ( - ) Measure H would raise the Goleta hotel tax from 10 to 12 percent.
  • ( - ) Measure I would levy a $20 per parcel, per year tax in Guadalupe.( - ) Measure K would increase debt by $12 million in the College School District.
  • ( - ) Measure L would add a $19.84 million debt for the Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District.
  • ( - ) Measure Z would hike the Solvang hotel tax rate from 10 to 12 percent.

 

Santa Clara County

Countywide Measures

  • • ( - ) Measure A would raise the sales tax by one-eighth of 1 percent for 10 years. The result will be a $458 million hike for taxpayers. The over- all sales tax in the County will increase to 8.5 percent.

Local Measures

  • Measure K would continue to levy a $79 per parcel per year tax for 8 years in the Berryessa Union School District.
  • • ( - ) Measure B would replace the current parcel tax in the Santa Clara Valley Water District with a tax of approximately $56 per year on the average home. If approved, this tax would be authorized through 2028 and would amount to at least a $548 million tax hike.
  • ( - ) Measure D would raise the minimum wage in San Jose to $10 an hour and index it for inflation. Economic studies have shown that higher minimum wages fail to raise overall wage levels and reduce overall employment by making unskilled and young workers more expensive to hire. Furthermore, businesses will pass on the cost of the wage increase to consumers.
  • ( - )  Measure G would increase debt by $198.3 million in the Morgan Hill School District.
  • ( - ) Measure H would add $290 million of new debt to the San Jose Unified School District.
  • ( - )  Measure I would allow $120 million of additional debt for the East Side Union High School District.
  • ( - ) Measure J would increase debt by $125 million in the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District.
  • ( - ) Measure L would add $25 million of debt to the Mount Pleasant School District.

Santa Cruz County

Countywide Measures

  • ( - ) Measure N would raise the County hotel tax rate from 9.5 to 11 percent.

Local Measures

  • ( - ) Measure L would increase debt by $150 million in the Pajaro Valley Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure M would add $830,000 of debt for the Pacific Elementary School District.
  • ( - ) Measure O would permanently increase the Capitola sales tax by 0.25 percent.
  • ( - ) Measure Q would raise the hotel tax in the city of Santa Cruz from 10 to 11 percent.
  • ( - ) Measure R would impose rent control on mobile home parks in Watsonville. Taxpayer advocates in other parts of the nation have expressed concerns over rent controls, contending they can actually depress the availability and mobility of housing opportunities.

Shasta County

Local Measures

  • ( - ) Measure C would add $12.3 million of debt for the Anderson Union High School District.

Siskiyou County

Local Measures

  • ( - ) Measure P would impose a $30 per parcel (less than 20 acres) tax per year in Black Mountain.
  • ( - ) Measure Q would renew the parcel tax at a higher rate of $12 per parcel per year tax in the McCloud Community Services District. If rejected, the tax rate would remain at its current level of $8.06.
  • ( - ) Measure R would increase debt by $3.5 million in the Butteville Union School District.

Solano County

Local Measures

  • Measure I would continue the excise tax in Vacaville for 25 years.
  • ( - ) Measure E would continue the $204 per parcel per year tax in the Davis Joint Unified School District. Multi-dwelling parcels would pay $20 per year. Local activists note that this is an extension of an “emergency” tax measure and that high parcel taxes in Davis are hurting the local economy.
  • ( - ) Measure M would hike the sales tax by a quarter-percent in Vacaville.
  • ( + ) Measure N would increase government transparency in Dixon by granting more and quicker access to information about the city gov- ernment.
  • ( - ) Measure O would raise the sales tax in Rio Vista by 0.75 percent for 5 years.
  • ( - ) Measure P would hike the sales tax rate by 1 percent for 5 years in Fairfield.
  • ( - ) Measure Q would increase debt by $348 million in the Solano Community College District.

Sonoma County

Local Measures

  • ( - ) Measure C would impose a $184.70 per parcel per year tax in the Shoreline Unified School District for 8 more years. The tax rate will increase 2 percent each year.
  • ( - ) Measure K would renew and increase the parcel tax from $26 to $48 per parcel per year tax in the West Sonoma County Union High School District for 8 years.
  • ( - ) Measure L would renew and increase the parcel tax from $26 to $48 per parcel per year tax in the Fort Ross Elementary School District for 8 years.
  • ( - ) Measure M would increase debt by $6 million in the Gravenstein Union School District.
  • ( - ) Measure N would allow for a $7 million debt increase in the Roseland School District.
  • ( - ) Measure O would implement a $76 per parcel per year tax for 8 years in the Sebastopol Union School District.
  • ( - ) Measure P would increase debt by $4 million in the Wilmar Union School District.
  • ( - ) Measure V would raise the Healdsburg sales tax rate from 8.5 to 10 percent.
  • ( - ) Measure X would implement a new tax ranging from $52 to $500 per parcel for 15 years in Petaluma. This would be a $12 million hike for taxpayers.
  • ( - ) Measure Y would hike the sales tax by a half-percent in Sebastopol.

Tehama County

Local Measures

  • ( - ) Measure A would levy a 10 percent hotel tax in Red Bluff.

Tulare County

Local Measures

  • ( - ) Measure E would increase debt by $60.1 million in the Visalia Unified School District.
  • ( - )  Measure H would add $3.6 million of debt for the Earlimart School District.
  • ( - ) Measure I would allow a $60 per parcel per year tax in the Three Rivers School District.
  • ( - ) Measure J would increase debt by $90 million in the Porterville Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure K would create $40 million in new debt for the Kings Canyon Unified District.
  • ( - ) Measure L would increase debt by $16 million in the Lindsay Unified School District.
  • ( - ) Measure M raise the hotel tax rate from 4 to 8 percent in Exeter.

 

Tuolumne County

Local Measures

  • ( - ) Measure G would impose a $70 per parcel per year tax in the Groveland Community Services District.
  • ( - ) Measure H would increase debt by $8 million in the Summerville Union High School District.
  • ( - ) Measure J would allow a $23 million debt increase in the Sonora Union High School District.

Ventura County

Local Measures

  • ( + ) Measure L would limit the number of terms a City Council Member may serve to 3 consecutive 4-year terms in Thousand Oaks. However, a Member would be able to serve again after a 4-year absence.
  • ( - ) Measure O would allow an agency of Moorpark to build 200 low- rent houses over 10 years.
  • ( - )  Measure P would increase debt by $4.2 million and cost property owners $21 annually per $100,000 of assessed property value in the Ocean View School District.
  • ( - ) Measure Q would levy a $59 per parcel per year tax in the Ventura Unified School District for 4 years.
  • ( - ) Measure R would increase debt by $90 million in the Oxnard School District.
  • ( - ) Measure S would add $8 million of debt for the Somis Union School District.
  • ( - )  Measure T would increase debt by $19.6 million and raise property taxes by $25 per year per $100,000 of assessed property value in the Hueneme Elementary School District.

Yolo County

Countywide Measures

  • ( + ) Measure H would consolidate the finance oversight bureaucracy in Yolo County and could potentially save taxpayer dollars.

Local Measures

  • ( - ) Measure E would implement a $204 per parcel per year tax in the Davis Joint Unified School District. Multi-dwelling parcels will pay $20 per year. Local activists note that this is an extension of an “emergency” tax measure and that high parcel taxes in Davis are hurting the local economy.
  • ( - ) Measure Q would increase debt by $348 million in the Solano Community College District.

Yuba County

Countywide Measures

  • ( + ) Measure V would reduce the number of Board Members in Yuba County, which could save taxpayer dollars. This is also on the ballot  in parts of Butte County.

Local Measures

  • ( - ) Measure U would increase debt by $9 million in the Wheatland Union High School District.