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Santa Clara County, CA November 8, 2011 Election
Directory of Santa Clara County, CA Measures
County Results as of Nov 14 9:34am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (125/125)
37.7% Countywide Voter Turnout (44,403/117,649)

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Measure A. Elected Mayor -- City of Sunnyvale (Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 6,331 / 36.66% Yes votes ...... 10,937 / 63.34% No votes
Shall Charter Sections 600, 601, 602, and 605 be amended to change the current Council-appointed Mayor to a directly-elected Mayor for a 4-year term, to provide an 8-year lifetime term limit for a directly-elected Mayor, and to provide that service as Mayor is not counted toward Council term limits and a person can serve a combined total of 16 years as Mayor and Council member in a twenty-year period?

Measure B. Council Compensation -- City of Sunnyvale (Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 15,084 / 89.79% Yes votes ...... 1,715 / 10.21% No votes
In order to reduce future Council compensation increases, shall Charter Section 603 be amended to delete the current automatic 5% annual increase in Council compensation, to set the 2012 Council compensation at $2,088.64 per month and Mayor compensation at $2,784.86 per month, and to provide for annual cost of living adjustments tied to the Consumer Price Index not to exceed 5% or result in a decrease?

Measure C. Transient Occupancy Tax -- City of Cupertino (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 8,088 / 82.49% Yes votes ...... 1,717 / 17.51% No votes
To maintain and protect general city services, including library services, neighborhood police patrols, rapid 9-1-1 emergency response times, city street maintenance, current levels of police officers and school traffic safety and crossing guards, shall the City of Cupertino increase the existing transient occupancy tax paid by hotel guests from 10% to 12% with proceeds placed in the City's General Fund for local use, requiring annual audits and public expenditure review?

Measure D. Arbitration -- City of Palo Alto (Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 10,319 / 67.61% Yes votes ...... 4,944 / 32.39% No votes
To provide the City with greater control over employee costs, staffing and services and allow the City Council to make final decisions regarding all matters related to public safety employee compensations, benefits, and working conditions, shall Article V of the Palo Alto City Charter be repealed in its entirety, eliminating the requirement that public safety employee disputes be resolved through binding interest arbitration?

Measure E. Compost Facility -- City of Palo Alto (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 9,946 / 64.62% Yes votes ...... 5,445 / 35.38% No votes
Shall ten acres of existing parkland in Byxbee Park be undedicated for the exclusive purpose of building a processing facility for yard trimmings, food waste and other organic material?

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