Ballot Measures

Ballot Measures

2014 June 3rd - Primary Election

Measure Title Result
A School Bond measure Approved
AA Bond Approved
E School Bond Measure Approved
F Parcel tax Approved
G Public safety Approved
H City council vacancy Approved
I Mayor and Mayor Pro Tempore Approved
J Naming public places Approved


Measure A

Scotts Valley Unified School District
School Bond measure

To replace the 70-year old Middle School with a new school, with an up-to-date computer/learning technology, science labs, code-compliant/energy-efficient electrical, plumbing, heating/cooling systems; upgrade, construct, acquire classrooms, schools, facilities, sites/equipment that meet accessibility requirements; make needed seismic repairs at elementary schools, and qualify for State matching funds, shall Scotts Valley Unified School District issue $35,000,000 in bonds, at legal rates, with independent oversight, no funds for administrators, all funds staying local?
[Full text for measure A]

    Approved. (55% majority required)
    Votes yes: 3978
    Votes no:  1534


Measure AA

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

To improve access to hiking and biking opportunities, AA protect and preserve redwood forests, natural open spaces, the scenic beauty of our region and coastline, critical wildlife habitat, restore creeks to protect water quality, and reduce forest fire risk; shall Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District be authorized to issue up to $300 million in bonds, at a tax rate not to exceed $3.18 per $100,000 of assessed value of property owned, with expenditures verified by an independent citizen oversight committee?
[Full text for measure AA]

    Approved. (2/3 majority required)
    Votes yes: 75761
    Votes no:  35716

Note: Votes from Santa Cruz County: Yes 1, No 1.


Measure E

Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District
School Bond Measure

To upgrade local schools with funding that cannot be taken by the State, shall Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District make essential safety repairs, fix or replace leaky and aging roofs, keep schools clean and well-maintained, update science labs, classrooms and technology, prevent classroom overcrowding, renovate, construct, acquire classrooms, sites, equipment, facilities, by issuing $99 million in bonds, at legal rates, with citizen oversight, annual independent audits, qualify for State matching funds, and no funds for administrator salaries?
[Full text for measure E]

    Approved. (55% majority required)
    Votes yes: 795
    Votes no:  486


Measure F

Santa Cruz County
Parcel tax

Funding for Santa Cruz County Parks. To properly maintain Santa Cruz County parks, facilities, beach access, and open space; clean bathrooms; repair roofs and electrical systems; keep facilities open and safe; provide recreation to children, teenagers, families, and seniors: shall Santa Cruz County levy an annual tax of $8.50 per improved parcel, replacing an expiring service charge on residential units within the County's Park and Recreation District, with all funds staying local?
[Full text for measure F]

    Approved. (2/3 majority required)
    Votes yes: 19438
    Votes no:  6058


Measure G

City of Watsonville
Public safety

To fight crime, respond quickly to medical emergencies and fires, keep youth on the right track and make Watsonville safer by: adding firefighters and police; increasing neighborhood police patrols; updating firefighter safety equipment and stations; improving youth programs to fight gangs and reduce violence; shall Watsonville enact a one-half cent sales tax for seven years, with all funds restricted to these specific uses, subject to independent citizen???s oversight, annual audits, and protected from government takeaways?
[Full text for measure G]

    Approved. (2/3 majority required)
    Votes yes: 3025
    Votes no:  1475


Measure H

City of Watsonville
City council vacancy

Shall Section 406 of the City Charter be changed and H subdivision (k) of Section 1503 be added to the City Charter to require a vacant (as defined) Council seat be filled only by voters at either a General Municipal Election or a Special Municipal Election rather than by Council election, required to be held within ninety (90) days after the vacancy (as defined) occurs?
[Full text for measure H]

    Votes yes: 2813
    Votes no:  1610


Measure I

City of Watsonville
Mayor and Mayor Pro Tempore

Shall Sections 500 and 504 of the Watsonville City Charter be changed so that the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tempore are required to be selected in numerical order according to the District number where they reside rather than elected by the Council?
[Full text for measure I]

    Votes yes: 2681
    Votes no:  1734


Measure J

City of Watsonville
Naming public places

Shall the Watsonville Municipal Code be amended to add a procedure that requires public places (as defined) be named only after being nominated by a member of the City Council and voted upon by voters in the City of Watsonville at a General or Special Municipal Election?
[Full text for measure J]

    Votes yes: 2740
    Votes no:  1693

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