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San Diego County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Directory of San Diego County, CA Propositions
County Results as of Nov 26 7:34am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (2328/2328)
83.5% Countywide Voter Turnout (1,242,907/1,488,157)

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Proposition A. Regional Fire Protection Ballot Measure -- County of San Diego (2/3 Approval Required)
Fail: 717183 / 63.58% Yes votes ...... 410828 / 36.42% No votes
To improve wildfire prevention and firefighting capabilities, shall the County of San Diego ordinance be adopted to establish a special fire protection parcel tax and provide for the establishment of a Regional Fire Protection Agency to coordinate expenditures and regional efforts including: Specialized emergency equipment such as helicopters and airplanes; Wildfire training programs for emergency personnel; Communications systems to improve response times; and, Brush clearing and other programs to help prevent wildfires?

Proposition B. Marine Freight Preservation and Bayfront Redevelopment Initiative -- San Diego Port Authority (Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 162502 / 29.87% Yes votes ...... 381593 / 70.13% No votes
Shall the San Diego Unified Port District's Master Plan be Amended by the Adoption of "The Port of San Diego Marine Freight Preservation and Bayfront Redevelopment Initiative?"

Proposition C. Amends The Charter To Designate The Use Of Lease Revenue From Mission Bay Park -- City of San Diego (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 300569 / 66.94% Yes votes ...... 148423 / 33.06% No votes
Shall the City Charter be amended requiring that annual lease revenue generated in Mission Bay Park exceeding $23 million initially and decreasing to $20 million after 5 years be appropriated 75% for capital improvements in Mission Bay Park and 25% for capital improvements in Chollas Lake, Balboa, Mission Trails, Otay River Valley, Presidio and San Diego River Parks; open space parks; coastal beaches and contiguous coastal parks; and future regional parks?

Proposition D. Alcohol Consumption At City Beaches, Mission Bay Park, and Coastal Parks -- City of San Diego (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 269481 / 52.50% Yes votes ...... 243808 / 47.50% No votes
Shall the People of the City of San Diego amend San Diego Municipal Code section 56.54 to make the consumption of alcohol unlawful at City beaches, Mission Bay Park, and coastal parks?

Proposition F. Coronado Hospital Foundation Property Purchase -- City of Coronado (Advisory Vote Only)
Pass: 6602 / 78.21% Yes votes ...... 1839 / 21.79% No votes
For the purpose of preserving health care facilities in Coronado, should the Community Development Agency of the City of Coronado purchase the hospital property from the Coronado Hospital Foundation for $20.1 million paid over a 15-year term and also provide a forgivable loan of $7 million for hospital capital projects to the Coronado Hospital Foundation, using funds borrowed from the City's General Fund reserve?

Proposition G. Garden Del Mar Specific Plan Approval -- City of Del Mar (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 2181 / 84.53% Yes votes ...... 399 / 15.47% No votes
Shall the ordinance approving the Garden Del Mar Specific Plan, as approved by the Del Mar City Council On August 4, 2008, be adopted?

Proposition H. Transient Occupancy Tax Increase -- City of Del Mar (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 1602 / 62.36% Yes votes ...... 967 / 37.64% No votes
Shall the ordinance which proposes that the transient occupancy tax (TOT) paid by hotel visitors be increased to a rate up to thirteen percent (13%) be adopted?

Proposition J. Sales Tax Increase for City Services -- City of El Cajon (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 15069 / 51.77% Yes votes ...... 14040 / 48.23% No votes
To prevent further cuts and preserve funding for general city services, including maintaining firefighters and police officers for adequate emergency response, reducing crime and criminal gang/drug activity, maintaining city streets/parks, and preserving youth/after-school programs; shall the City of El Cajon adopt an ordinance enacting a one-half cent transactions and use (sales) tax, automatically expiring in twenty years, with independent oversight, mandatory audits and all money staying local to preserve El Cajon city services?

Proposition K. Short-Term Vacation Rental Transient Occupancy Tax -- City of Encinitas (2/3 Majority Required)
Pass: 21716 / 69.96% Yes votes ...... 9324 / 30.04% No votes
Shall an ordinance be approved to amend Section 3.12.030 of the Encinitas Municipal Code to require guests of short-term vacation rental units (less than 30 days) to pay 2% as a special transient occupancy tax to be used only for beach sand replenishment and stabilization projects (the same as the guests staying at Encinitas hotels and motels currently do) effective January 1, 2009?

Proposition L. Vital City Services Measure -- City of La Mesa (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 13704 / 55.51% Yes votes ...... 10984 / 44.49% No votes
To maintain essential City services including natural disaster response/preparedness programs; youth anti-gang/anti-drug prevention; retaining quality firefighters/paramedics and police officers; increasing street paving/pothole repair; enhancing trolley station security; maintaining the senior community center, after school tutoring and recreation programs; and other general services shall the City sales tax be increased by three-quarters of a cent, requiring annual audits, public expenditure reports, with 20 year expiration?

Proposition M. Repeal Proposition D Initiative -- City of National City (Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 4851 / 42.69% Yes votes ...... 6513 / 57.31% No votes
Shall an ordinance be approved repealing Sections 4.60.010 through 4.60.180 of the National City Municipal Code, in order to repeal an existing one percent transactions and use tax (sales tax) which is used for City services, facilities and programs?

Proposition N. Ridgeline Protection & Management Overlay Zone Approval -- City of San Marcos (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 16782 / 68.80% Yes votes ...... 7610 / 31.20% No votes
Shall ordinance No. 2006-1258, adopted by the City Council establishing the Ridgeline Protection & Management Overlay Zone, be approved by the voters of the City of San Marcos and be further amended to require ratification by the voters of the City for any future modifications?

Proposition O. General Plan Voter Approval Requirement -- City of San Marcos (Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 9890 / 37.35% Yes votes ...... 16589 / 62.65% No votes
Shall an ordinance be adopted amending the San Marcos General Plan to require voter approval of certain general plan amendments modifying or changing land use categories or designations?

Proposition P. City Charter Adoption -- City of Santee (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 14465 / 69.42% Yes votes ...... 6371 / 30.58% No votes
Shall the proposed City Charter of the City of Santee be adopted?

Proposition Q. Elected City Attorney Amendment -- City of Chula Vista (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 43017 / 58.84% Yes votes ...... 30094 / 41.16% No votes
Shall the Charter of the City of Chula Vista be amended to make the City Attorney an elected City Officer, sufficiently independent of the Council and other City officials?

Proposition R. Classroom Repair and Job Training Measure -- Southwestern Community College District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 95460 / 71.41% Yes votes ...... 38221 / 28.59% No votes
To improve affordable, South Bay community college education/job training, qualify for state matching grants, upgrade nursing, firefighter/police academy training, repair classrooms, science labs/technology, fix plumbing, bathrooms, roofs, wiring, improve fire/earthquake safety, heating/security systems, remove asbestos; acquire, construct, repair, equip classrooms, sites, facilities, improve handicapped accessibility/energy efficiency to reduce costs; shall Southwestern Community College District issue $389,000,000 in bonds, at legal rates, required citizen oversight, annual audits and no money for administrators' salaries?

Proposition S. School Repair and Safety Measure -- San Diego Unified School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 261672 / 68.71% Yes votes ...... 119136 / 31.29% No votes
To improve every neighborhood school by; repairing outdated student restrooms, deteriorated plumbing and roofs; upgrading career/vocational classrooms and labs; providing up-to-date classroom technology; improving school safety/security; replacing dilapidated portable classrooms; upgrading fire alarms; and removing hazardous substances; shall San Diego Unified School District issue $2,100,000,000 in bonds at legal interest rates, requiring independent citizen oversight, annual audits, NO money for administrators, and bonds issued only if NO estimated tax rate increase?

Proposition T. School Bonds -- Escondido Union High School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 30006 / 59.03% Yes votes ...... 20830 / 40.97% No votes
To improve student learning and college/job readiness, relieve classroom overcrowding and qualify for State matching funds, shall Escondido Union High School District rehabilitate deteriorated classrooms/equipment/facilities, construct new science and computer labs, upgrade technology, improve safety and energy-efficiency, replace aging portables, add classrooms, and construct a new small high school; by issuing $98,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, with independent citizens' oversight, no money for administrators' salaries, and all money benefiting Escondido community high schools?

Proposition U. School Bonds -- Grossmont Union High School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 97337 / 56.65% Yes votes ...... 74474 / 43.35% No votes
To better prepare local high school students for college and high demand jobs, by upgrading educational technology, constructing science labs, replacing deteriorated portables, rehabilitating aging classrooms/equipment/sites/joint-use facilities, improving safety/energy-efficiency, and constructing a new school in Alpine/Blossom Valley; shall Grossmont Union High School District issue $417,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, qualifying for State matching funds, with independent oversight, annual audits, no funding for administrator salaries, and all money benefiting East County high schools?

Proposition V. School Bonds -- Lakeside Union Elementary School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 10695 / 64.58% Yes votes ...... 5866 / 35.42% No votes
Shall Lakeside Union Elementary School District improve and equip local elementary and middle schools to help students meet and exceed high academic standards, through projects including: Improving classrooms/labs for teaching science, math, art and English; Upgrading schools for today's computer learning technology; Repairing outdated wiring, plumbing, heating, air conditioning; Improving safety; by issuing $79.55 million in bonds, at legal interest rates, with annual financial audits, citizens' oversight, all funds remaining local, and no funds for administrator salaries?

Proposition W. School Bonds -- Lemon Grove Elementary School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 8635 / 72.85% Yes votes ...... 3218 / 27.15% No votes
To construct science/technology labs; create a math, science and technology magnet middle school; repair and replace plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems and improve handicap access; renovate playgrounds and improve health and fitness facilities; upgrade existing facilities and improve energy efficiency; and construct a joint use library/media center; shall Lemon Grove School District issue $28,000,000 of bonds within legal interest rates with annual audits, independent citizens' oversight, and no money for administrators' salaries?

Proposition X. School Bonds -- South Bay Union Elementary School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 15219 / 76.44% Yes votes ...... 4690 / 23.56% No votes
To improve the quality of education, renovate and modernize classrooms, restrooms, and school facilities; make health and safety improvements; upgrade electrical systems, improve access to computers and technology; repair and replace roofs, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems; and qualify the District for $17,000,000 in State matching grants, shall South Bay Union School District issue $59,400,000 of bonds at lowest possible interest rates, with no money for teacher/administrator salaries, and spending reviewed by an independent oversight committee?

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