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San Mateo County, CA November 3, 2020 Election
Directory of San Mateo County, CA Measures
County Results as of Feb 2 8:36pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (403/403)
85.89% Countywide Voter Turnout (380,193/442,637)

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Measure Q. Sales Tax Measure -- City of Daly City (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 28,201 / 72.06% Yes votes ...... 10,937 / 27.94% No votes
To provide emergency funding -- that cannot be taken by the State -- maintaining the City's long-term financial stability/City services, such as supporting local businesses; preventing/addressing homelessness; maintaining paramedic, fire and 911 emergency response, senior services; preparing for natural disaster and public health emergencies, shall the measure establishing a 1/2 percent sales tax, providing approximately $6,000,000 until ended by voters and requiring independent audits and public oversight, be adopted?

Measure R. General Plan Amendment -- City of San Mateo (Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 21,085 / 46.12% Yes votes ...... 24,631 / 53.88% No votes
Shall the proposed ordinance to amend the City of San Mateo General Plan to extend for ten years the expiration date for voter-enacted policies limiting building heights and intensities, but to authorize the City Council to approve increases in heights and intensities in designated areas that are close to major transit and to make other specified amendments to affordable housing policies in the plan, be adopted?

Measure S. Cannabis Business Tax -- City of San Bruno (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 12,601 / 62.69% Yes votes ...... 7,501 / 37.31% No votes
Although no cannabis (marijuana) businesses are currently allowed in the City, shall an ordinance be adopted imposing an additional business license tax of up to 10% of gross receipts on cannabis businesses, until ended by voters, with annual audits and all funds for San Bruno (this tax will generate no revenue initially, but would generate revenue if, in the future, cannabis businesses are permitted or exist in the City)?

Measure T. School Bonds -- San Mateo-Foster City School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 40,067 / 64.06% Yes votes ...... 22,480 / 35.94% No votes
To upgrade classrooms for science, technology, engineering, math, art and music instruction; repair deteriorating bathrooms, rooms, plumbing, sewer, electrical, heating and cooling systems; provide computers/technology for distance learning, healthy and safe learning environments, including handwashing stations; acquire, construct, repair sites, facilities, equipment; shall San Mateo-Foster City School District's measure authorizing $409,000,000 in locally controlled bonds at legal rates, levying on average 3/$100 assessed value ($26,600,000 annually) while bonds are outstanding, be adopted, with independent citizen oversight/audits?

Measure U. Transient Occupancy Tax -- City of Half Moon Bay (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 4,975 / 72.90% Yes votes ...... 1,849 / 27.10% No votes
To support financial recovery/stability and maintain services, including 9-1-1 emergency response; disaster preparedness; supporting local businesses/residents; and keeping public areas healthy/safe, shall the measure increasing, until ended by voters, the transient occupancy tax from 12% to 14% on July 1, 2021, and to 15% on July 1, 2022 (paid only by hotel/lodging guests), providing approximately $1,500,000 annually in locally controlled funding for general revenue purposes, be adopted?

Measure V. Transient Occupancy Tax -- City of East Palo Alto (2/3 Approval Required)
Fail: 5,157 / 64.66% Yes votes ...... 2,818 / 35.34% No votes
Shall a measure to impose an increase to the City's current Transient Occupancy Tax rate of 12%, paid by a person who rents a hotel room, by a 1% increase on January 1, 2022, and another 1% on January 1, 2023, for a total rate of 14%, estimated to raise $195,000 the first year, and $390,000 annually thereafter, for affordable housing development, acquisition and rehabilitation activities, which shall continue unless repealed by the voters, be adopted?

Measure W. Transient Occupancy Tax -- City of San Mateo (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 35,224 / 74.89% Yes votes ...... 11,808 / 25.11% No votes
To fund general city services such as: maintaining streets and repairing potholes; providing fire, paramedic, and 9-1-1 emergency response; managing traffic congestion and enhancing pedestrian safety measures; maintaining parks, recreation and community facilities, infrastructure, and general city services; shall an ordinance increasing the City of San Mateo's existing transient occupancy tax paid by hotel/motel guests to 14% to provide an estimated $1,000,000 annually until ended by voters, be adopted?

Measure X. Transient Occupancy Tax -- City of San Bruno (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 14,245 / 71.62% Yes votes ...... 5,646 / 28.38% No votes
To fund maintain/city services/facilities such as: addressing traffic congestion/parking, maintaining neighborhood safety, 911 emergency medical response times, disaster/health crisis response services, parks/city facilities, and general services, shall an ordinance updating the City of San Bruno's existing transient occupancy tax (a bed tax paid only by hotel/lodging guests) from 12% to 14%, until ended by voters, providing approximately an additional $370,000 annually for San Bruno, with independent audits, all funds controlled locally, be adopted?

Measure Y. General Plan Amendment -- City of San Mateo (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 23,038 / 50.05% Yes votes ...... 22,995 / 49.95% No votes
Shall the proposed ordinance to amend the City of San Mateo General Plan to maintain for ten years voter-enacted policies limiting building heights, residential densities, and nonresidential building intensities, and to modify and maintain for 10 years an inclusionary housing requirement for residential projects, be adopted?

Measure Z. School Bonds -- Jefferson Union High School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 38,662 / 64.46% Yes votes ...... 21,314 / 35.54% No votes
To improve student safety /campus security including emergency communication/ notification systems and renovate/ construct classrooms and facilities at Jefferson, Oceana, Terra Nova, Thornton, Westmoor and Adult-Ed High Schools shall Jefferson Union High School District's measure authorizing $163 million in bonds be approved with legal interest rates, raising an average $10.2 million per year until repaid, estimated average annual tax levies less than $0.03 per $100 assessed valuation, annual audits, citizens' oversight and no increase in current estimated tax rates?

Measure RR. Caltrain Transactions and Use Tax -- Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (2/3 Approval Required)
Pass: 1,077,657 / 69.1% Yes votes ...... 482,151 / 30.9% No votes
   528238 (66.13%) Yes / 270494 (33.87%) No in Santa Clara County
   300,438 (73.37%) Yes / 109,056 (26.63%) No in San Francisco County
   248,981 (70.82%) Yes / 102,601 (29.18%) No in San Mateo County
To preserve Caltrain service and support regional economic recovery, prevent traffic congestion, make Caltrain more affordable and accessible, reduce air pollution with cleaner and quieter electric trains, make travel times faster, and increase Caltrain frequency and capacity between Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco counties, shall the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board's resolution levying a 30-year one-eighth cent sales tax with oversight and audits, providing approximately $100 million annually for Caltrain that the State cannot take away, be adopted?

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