Ballot Measures

Ballot Measures

1996 November 5th - General Election

Measure Title Result
A Transient Occupancy Tax Approved
B Replacement Sales Tax Approved
C Increase the Number of Directors on the ... Approved
D Mobile Home Park Rent Stabilization Approved
E Repeal and Replace Utility Users Tax Failed
F Ordinance Increasing the District's Spec... Approved
G Advisory Vote Only Approved


Measure A

City of Capitola
Transient Occupancy Tax

The Capitola Municipal Code provides that a transient occupancy tax shall be paid by those occupying, for less than a 30 day period, a room in a hotel, motel, inn or similar business. In 1992 the Capitola City Council changed the rate of that tax from 8% (of the room rate charged) to 9?%. Is that change approved?
[Full text for measure A]

    Votes yes: 2527
    Votes no:  1606


Measure B

Santa Cruz County Public Library Authority
Replacement Sales Tax

Shall Ordinance No. 1 of the Santa Cruz County Public Library Authority be approved to provide funding to maintain local public libraries, to acquire books, educational materials, technology, and computers, to improve educational programs for children, adults and seniors and to repair, upgrade and expand library facilities by levying a local sales tax for a maximum period of 16 years to replace the existing local sales tax when it expires on March 31, 1997?
[Full text for measure B]

    Approved. (2/3 majority required)
    Votes yes: 71577
    Votes no:  27661


Measure C

Felton Fire Protection District
Increase the Number of Directors on the Board

Shall the Felton Fire Protection District increase the number of members serving on the Board of Directors from three (3) to five (5)?
[Full text for measure C]

    Votes yes: 1906
    Votes no:  861


Measure D

City of Watsonville
Mobile Home Park Rent Stabilization

Shall Chapter 3 of Title 11 of the Watsonville Municipal Code be repealed and a new Chapter 3 of Title 11 be added to the Watsonville Municipal Code by referendum pertaining to 'Mobile Home Park Rent Stabilization'?
[Full text for measure D]

    Votes yes: 4841
    Votes no:  1814


Measure E

City of Scotts Valley
Repeal and Replace Utility Users Tax

Shall the City Council of the City of Scotts Valley, in accordance with Resolution No. 1568.2, repeal the existing 4% utility users tax, adopted by Ordinance No. 109.3, and replace it with a new ordinance, a copy of which is on file in the Office of the City Clerk, establishing a 5% utility users tax upon all telephone, gas, and electric services, to become effective July 1, 1997?
[Full text for measure E]

    Votes yes: 1741
    Votes no:  2873


Measure F

Branciforte Fire Protection District
Ordinance Increasing the District's Special Tax

Shall the Branciforte Fire Protection District be authorized to impose an INCREASE in the special tax within the District for purchase of fire apparatus and related equipment under the Fire Protection District Law of 1987? Such tax is expected to raise an estimated $221,000 over a period of six years.
[Full text for measure F]

    Approved. (2/3 majority required)
    Votes yes: 746
    Votes no:  213


Measure G

San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District
Advisory Vote Only

To improve, maintain, and make safe its public recreational facilities, thereby freeing up district resources to continue after school athletic programs and current library hours, and to construct, operate and maintain a community swimming pool, shall the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District levy in its Recreation and Improvement Assessment District an annual assessment per parcel not to exceed the rate of $49.70 per single family equivalent unit as set forth in the District Engineer's report?
[Full text for measure G]

    Votes yes: 6677
    Votes no:  5001

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