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Santa Cruz County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Directory of Santa Cruz County, CA Measures
County Results as of Nov 5 1:19am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (260/260)
68.8% Countywide Voter Turnout (102,014/148,364)

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Measure A. Live Oak School District Education Improvement Measure -- Live Oak Elementary School District (Parcel Tax - 2/3rds Approval Required)
7,807 / 77.07% Yes votes ...... 2,323 / 22.93% No votes
To improve education, including science, art and music, provide reading and math tutoring programs, attract and retain qualified teachers, keep school libraries open, preserve small class sizes, and provide after school programs to keep children safe, shall Live Oak School District be authorized to implement an annual $84 education parcel tax for nine years, exempting senior citizens, with citizen oversight, mandatory audits, no money for administrative salaries and all money directly benefiting local schools?

Measure B. Communications Users Tax Ordinance -- Unincorporated Area (Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 31,313 / 49.07% Yes votes ...... 32,501 / 50.93% No votes
Shall the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors repeal the existing Emergency Response Fee on telephone land lines that currently finances 9-1-1 services, and be authorized to replace the fee with a tax in the same amount per access line on land lines and cellular lines in the unincorporated area of the County so as to enable the Board of Supervisors to allocate additional funding for public services including public safety and 9-1-1 services?

Measure C. Watsonville Tax on City Telephone Subscribers -- City of Watsonville (Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 5,110 / 47.01% Yes votes ...... 5,760 / 52.99% No votes
Shall the City replace the existing 911 Emergency Response Fee now paid by Watsonville residents on City telephone land lines with a general tax on City telephone subscribers of the same amount of $2.05 per month? The tax would reduce future budget cuts and allow the City Council to provide additional funding to public safety including the 911 Emergency Center and other General Fund programs.

Measure D. Capitola Sales Tax Extension -- City of Capitola (Simple Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 3,317 / 65.84% Yes votes ...... 1,721 / 34.16% No votes
Shall the 2004 City of Capitola sales tax increase of one quarter of one percent, which is scheduled to sunset in 2010, be extended until December 31, 2017, in order to maintain general services including public safety and street improvements?

Measure E. Santa Cruz City Clean Beach tax -- City of Santa Cruz (2/3 Approval Required)
Pass: 23,112 / 76.25% Yes votes ...... 7,200 / 23.75% No votes
To protect public health and the environment by reducing pollution, trash, toxics and dangerous bacteria in our river, bay and ocean; helping to keep beaches clean; protecting fish and wildlife habitat; shall the City of Santa Cruz adopt a Clean River, Beaches and Ocean Tax, with revenues spent locally under independent citizen oversight? The annual rates will be $28 for single-family parcels, $94 for other developed parcels, and $10 for undeveloped parcels.

Measure F. Boulder Creek Fire District Expansion -- Boulder Creek Fire Protection District (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 3,559 / 73.47% Yes votes ...... 1,285 / 26.53% No votes
Shall the Board of Directors of the Boulder Creek Fire Protection District increase the number of its board members from three to five?

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