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San Mateo County, CA November 7, 2006 Election
Directory of San Mateo County, CA Measures
County Results as of Jan 4 9:41am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (518/518)
46.5% Countywide Voter Turnout (210,538/350,427)

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Measure A. Tax Measure -- County of San Mateo (2/3 Approval Required)
Fail: 107,418 / 55.4% Yes votes ...... 86,469 / 44.6% No votes
Shall San Mateo County enact a one-eighth cent sales tax, with annual audits and reports to the community, to support parks and recreation services provided by the cities, the county, and special districts, including, but not limited to: maintaining and improving park bathrooms, picnic areas, and athletic facilities; repairing and upgrading playgrounds and play structures; improving access to parks and playgrounds for the disabled; preserving natural open spaces; and maintaining hiking, walking, and biking trails?

Measure B. Land Use Measure -- City of Brisbane (Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 400 / 26.8% Yes votes ...... 1,095 / 73.2% No votes
Should the City Council grant permits and approvals that would change the existing use of the Guadalupe Valley Quarry to allow a proposed residential development consisting of 102 Single Family Units, 16 Live-In Work Units, 32 Artists' Lofts, and 23 "Granny" Units? This measure shall be binding upon the property owner and the City.

Measure C. Tax Measure -- City of East Palo Alto (2/3 Approval Required)
Pass: 2,160 / 67.7% Yes votes ...... 1,030 / 32.3% No votes
To reduce violent crime and apprehend violent criminals, shall a City Council-sponsored special tax be approved for a period of ten years with 50% of tax funds to support youth and community prevention and 50% to support neighborhood law enforcement programs and is subject to annual audit and performance oversight by a citizens' committee with exemptions for senior citizens and disabled persons?

Measure D. Tax Measure -- City of East Palo Alto (2/3 Approval Required)
Fail: 664 / 21.2% Yes votes ...... 2,474 / 78.8% No votes
Shall an initiative measure be adopted imposing a 10-year parcel tax of $75 on single-family parcels, $40 for occupied rental units, and an equivalent rate for commercial and industrial properties, to be restricted for law enforcement purposes only?

Measure E. Ordinance -- City of East Palo Alto (Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 972 / 30.3% Yes votes ...... 2,240 / 69.7% No votes
Shall an initiative measure be adopted amending East Palo Alto's "good cause for eviction" provisions (sec. 14.04.290 of the municipal code) to permit any landlord to evict a tenant and recover possession of a rental unit on any basis permitted by the rental agreement and applicable state law?

Measure F. Ordinance -- Town of Portola Valley (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 1,944 / 86.2% Yes votes ...... 310 / 13.8% No votes
Do the People of the Town of Portola Valley adopt an ordinance that lowers the existing five and one-half percent (5.5%) Utility Users Tax levied on telephone, gas, water, and electricity, set forth in Chapter 3.32 of the Town of Portola Valley Municipal Code, to four and one-half percent (4.5%) for a period of three (3) years and five (5) months beginning February 1, 2007, through June 30, 2010?

Measure G. Ordinance -- City of Daly City (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 12,194 / 71.4% Yes votes ...... 4,877 / 28.6% No votes
Shall the Daly City Utility Users Tax, in place since 1989 and which includes exemptions for low income seniors, blind and disabled persons, be adopted by ordinance so that it can continue to be collected in order to raise monies for city services including police, fire, parks, libraries, and recreation programs that might otherwise be reduced if this tax is not collected?

Measure H. Burlingame Flood Protection and Safety Measure -- City of Burlingame (Bond Measure - 2/3 Approval Required)
Fail: 5,765 / 64.0% Yes votes ...... 3,247 / 36.0% No votes
To safeguard Burlingame residents, homes and businesses, shall the City of Burlingame be authorized to issue $37,000,000 in bonds to improve aging and undercapacity flood control infrastructure; and for seismic stability, disabled access, safety, security, fire protection, ventilation, and disaster preparedness improvements in existing City buildings, shall the City be authorized to issue $7,000,000 in bonds; with all expenditures monitored by a citizens' oversight committee with annual independent audits?

Measure I. Bond Measure -- La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 918 / 70.1% Yes votes ...... 391 / 29.9% No votes
To improve the quality of local education for our children by replacing old, temporary buildings with new schools and repairing or replacing inadequate facilities, such as fire safety systems, bathrooms, plumbing, heating and electrical systems; remove asbestos, dry rot, mold, other hazardous materials; repair leaky roofs; improve earthquake safety; and to qualify for state matching funds, shall La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District issue $15,000,000 of bonds within legal rates with independent oversight and no money for administrators' salaries?

Measure J. Advisory Measure -- City of Menlo Park (Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 4,273 / 39.0% Yes votes ...... 6,677 / 61.0% No votes
Should the City of Menlo Park have the option of constructing sports fields, with necessary infrastructure, on not more than 17 acres of the 160 total acres at Bayfront Park, subject to obtaining all environmental clearances and regulatory agency approvals necessary to build the sports fields, using developer fees, user fees, donations, and other voter-approved parks and recreation funds?

Measure K. Tax Measure -- City of Menlo Park (Majority Approval Required)
5,420 / 50.3% Yes votes ...... 5,353 / 49.7% No votes
To fund general city services, including police, emergency preparedness, street and storm drain maintenance, and libraries, shall the City of Menlo Park impose a 3.5% utility users tax on electricity, natural gas, and water and a 2.5% tax on communications to address a budget imbalance and to be reviewed by the City Council every two years and terminated if findings are not made that the tax is necessary for the City's financial health?

Measure L. Land Use Measure -- City of Pacifica (Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 7,180 / 48.3% Yes votes ...... 7,689 / 51.7% No votes
Shall the Initiative authorizing the City of Pacifica City Council to approve a mixed-use residential and commercial development on the Rockaway Quarry, subject to specified conditions, be adopted?

Measure M. Bond Measure -- San Mateo Union High School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 42,296 / 66.5% Yes votes ...... 21,344 / 33.5% No votes
To continue renovation and rehabilitation of 45- to 83-year old buildings and facilities on seven campusus for safe, healthy teaching and learning environments; further upgrade fire safety, accessibility, electrical, security, and sewer systems; repair, remodel, expand, build new and replace old, inadequate classroom buildings and other facilities per the District's Bond Projects List, with citizens' oversight of all expenditures, shall the San Mateo Union High School District issue $298 million in bonds at interest rates within the legal limit?

Measure N. Bond Measure -- Jefferson Union High School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 22,025 / 70.2% Yes votes ...... 9,333 / 29.8% No votes
To construct, acquire, renovate and upgrade classroom and school facilities including science and computer labs, libraries, and other educational facilities throughout the District; increase access to computers and modern technology; and improve student safety and handicap accessibility; shall the Jefferson Union High School District be authorized to issue $136,900,000 of bonds within legal interest rates, with annual audits and an independent citizens' oversight committee with all funds spent locally and no bond money for administrative salaries?

Measure O. Fiscal Measure -- Menlo Park Fire Protection District (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 15,807 / 79.5% Yes votes ...... 4,074 / 20.5% No votes
Shall the appropriations limit applicable to Menlo Park Fire Protection District, which limit is presently set at $25,000,000 pursuant to Measure G approved by the electors of the district on November 5, 2002, continue to be set at $25,000,000 for a period of four years from the date of this election?

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