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Santa Barbara County, CA November 6, 2018 Election
Directory of Santa Barbara County, CA Measures
County Results as of Dec 5 4:48pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (263/263)
72.5% Countywide Voter Turnout (157697/217417)

Measures
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Measure A2018. Parcel Tax -- Buellton Union Elementary School District (2/3 Approval Required)
Fail: 1592 / 60.76% Yes votes ...... 1028 / 39.24% No votes
To improve the quality of education; bring back the music program; enhance academic programs in science, technology, engineering, math and arts; increase student access to computers and technology; and maintain small class sizes; shall Buellton Union School District be authorized to levy $99 per parcel annually for eight years raising approximately $250,000/year, provide a senior citizens' exemption, have an independent citizens' oversight committee, with no funds for administrators' salaries, and require all funds to be spent locally?

Measure B2018. Charter Amendment - Even-Numbered Year Elections -- City of Santa Barbara (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 23227 / 70.78% Yes votes ...... 9588 / 29.22% No votes
Shall the City Charter be amended to require City general elections to be held in even-numbered years instead of odd-numbered years?

Measure C2018. Charter Amendment - District Elections -- City of Santa Barbara (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 23775 / 75.64% Yes votes ...... 7657 / 24.36% No votes
Shall the City Charter be amended to reflect the City's court-ordered switch to district elections, with six Council districts and the Mayor elected citywide, and including new special election requirements for Council and Mayoral vacancies?

Measure D2018. Cannabis Tax -- City of Lompoc (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 7884 / 75.32% Yes votes ...... 2584 / 24.68% No votes
Shall a measure imposing a CANNABIS TAX of six cents per $1.00 of non-medical retail sales proceeds, one cent per $1.00 of cultivation proceeds, flat $15,000 for net income less than $2 Million and $30,000 for net income of $2 Million and more of manufacturing/distribution proceeds, a total aggregate tax of six cents per $1.00 of microbusinesses proceeds, no tax on testing, with no sunset clause, estimated to collect $130,000 to $470,000, annually, be adopted?

Measure E2018. School Bond -- Lompoc Unified School District (55% Approval Required)
Fail: 8417 / 52.89% Yes votes ...... 7498 / 47.11% No votes
To repair/replace leaky roofs; upgrade inadequate electrical systems; construct/modernize classrooms, restrooms/schools; replace outdated air-conditioning systems; upgrade P.E. fields/facilities for school and community use; shall Lompoc Unified School District issue $79,000,000 of bonds at legal rates, generating on average $5,000,000 annually as long as bonds are outstanding, at a rate of approximately $.06 per $100 assessed value, with annual audits, citizens' oversight, NO money for salaries, all money staying local, without increasing tax rates?

Measure F2018. Cannabis Tax -- City of Solvang (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 2193 / 80.83% Yes votes ...... 520 / 19.17% No votes
Shall an ordinance be adopted establishing a cannabis business tax on gross receipts of cannabis businesses from the sale of cannabis and cannabis products, at a rate not to exceed 10%, with initial rate of 5% and a maximum annual increase of 1% up to the maximum rate, to fund general municipal services such as street repair, parks, and law enforcement, until ended by voters?

Measure G2018. Citizens' Independent Redistricting Commission -- County of Santa Barbara (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 73331 / 53.58% Yes votes ...... 63532 / 46.42% No votes
ORDINANCE TO CREATE A COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA CITIZENS' INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMISSION Shall the ordinance of the Board of Supervisors to create an eleven-member independent redistricting commission to adjust the boundaries of the County supervisorial districts by adding Section 2-10.9A to the Santa Barbara County Code be adopted?

Measure H2018. Independent Redistricting Commission -- County of Santa Barbara (Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 43903 / 33.06% Yes votes ...... 88901 / 66.94% No votes
INITIATIVE TO CREATE A COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMISSION Shall the measure adding Section 2-10.91 to the Santa Barbara County Code to create an Independent Redistricting Commission to adjust the boundaries of the supervisorial districts be adopted?

Measure U2018. Sales Tax -- City of Santa Maria (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 13403 / 74.18% Yes votes ...... 4666 / 25.82% No votes
PUBLIC SAFETY/ESSENTIAL SERVICES: To maintain/enhance essential services including neighborhood police patrols; firefighter staffing; gang suppression/enforcement; crime/graffiti/vandalism prevention; 911 medical response times; library, recreation, homelessness, at-risk youth programs; providing durable fiscal stability; shall the measure be approved adopting an ordinance extending Measure U at the one cent rate until ended by voters, providing $18,000,000 annually, with no funds taken by Sacramento, requiring oversight, independent audits, all funds used locally?

Measure W2018. Salaries - Mayor and City Council -- City of Goleta (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 7823 / 64.86% Yes votes ...... 4239 / 35.14% No votes
Shall an ordinance be adopted establishing an annual salary for members of the City Council set at seventy-five percent (75%) of the nonfamily household median income for the City of Goleta as determined by the United States Census Bureau (resulting in a salary of $42,134) and for the Mayor at ninety percent (90%) of the nonfamily household median income for the City of Goleta (resulting in a salary of $50,561)?

Measure X2018. Local Sales Tax -- City of Carpinteria (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 3016 / 56.31% Yes votes ...... 2340 / 43.69% No votes
To maintain sheriff's deputies; improve disaster preparedness/response and communication during wildfires, floods, and other natural disasters; repair streets, potholes; protect local beaches/creeks from water pollution; prevent cuts to local library, senior, youth programs; address homelessness; and other general services; shall the measure be adopted to establish a 1ȼ sales tax providing an estimated $2,300,000 annually until ended by voters; requiring annual audits, all funds for Carpinteria?

Measure Y2018. School Bond -- Allan Hancock Joint Community College District (55% Approval Required)
Fail: 29,245 / 48.2% Yes votes ...... 31,403 / 51.8% No votes
   29222 (48.21%) Yes / 31386 (51.79%) No in Santa Barbara County
   0 (0.00%) Yes / 3 (100.00%) No in San Luis Obispo County
   23 (62.16%) Yes / 14 (37.84%) No in Ventura County
To upgrade educational facilities/provide 21st Century technology to affordably prepare local students for jobs/university transfer, update classrooms/labs for career training in public safety, design, computer graphics, theatrical arts; acquire, construct, repair classrooms, facilities, sites/equipment, shall this Allan Hancock Joint Community College District measure to issue $75,000,000 in bonds, at legal rates/replace bonds authorized in 2006, levy 1.1 cents/$100 assessed value, $2,900,000 annually while bonds are outstanding be approved, with oversight, audits, no administrators' salaries?

Measure Z2018. Cannabis Business Tax -- City of Goleta (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 10518 / 81.95% Yes votes ...... 2316 / 18.05% No votes
Shall an ordinance be adopted establishing a Cannabis Business Tax on gross receipts of cannabis businesses from the sale of cannabis and related products, whether at wholesale or retail, at a rate not to exceed 10%, with initial rates of 5% (retailers), 2% (manufacturers), 4% (cultivators), and 1% (distributors and nurseries) estimated to raise $334,000 to $1,423,000 to fund unrestricted general revenue purposes, such as street repair, parks and police, until ended by voters?

 
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