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Monterey County, CA November 6, 2012 Election
Directory of Monterey County, CA Measures
County Results as of November 28 5:07pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (189/189)
75.1% Countywide Voter Turnout (124,902/166,290)

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Measure A. Parcel Tax -- Pacific Grove Unified School District (2/3 Approval Required)
Fail: 6,102 / 66.37% Yes votes ...... 3,092 / 33.63% No votes
To aid in preserving educational quality in our schools in the face of Statewide budget cuts, including but not limited to science, math, music, art, computers and libraries; maintain small class sizes; and retain teachers; shall Pacific Grove Unified School District levy $65 per parcel for five years to replace and extend the previously approved tax with independent citizens' oversight committee, and all funds spent locally and no money used for administrative salaries or taken by the State?

Measure B. Bond Measure Election -- Spreckels Union School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 2,091 / 62.49% Yes votes ...... 1,255 / 37.51% No votes
Spreckels Union School District Student Achievement and School Safety Measure. To improve educational quality/student achievement/safety in every local school, retain teachers, reduce the impact of state budget cuts, qualify for matching grants by upgrading technology to improve teaching/student learning, repairing/upgrading fire alarms, 9-1-1 systems, roofs, ventilation, classrooms/computer labs. Shall Spreckels Union School District issue $7 million in bonds, within legal interest rates, with annual audits, citizens' oversight, and no funds for administrators' salaries or pensions?

Measure C. Bond Measure Election -- Soledad Unified School District (2/3 Approval Required)
Pass: 2,332 / 74.48% Yes votes ...... 799 / 25.52% No votes
To upgrade classroom computer technology; expand vocational education facilities; build a new middle school; renovate classrooms and facilities at Ferrero, Franscioni, Gabilan, Ledesma, and San Vicente Elementary, Main Street Middle, Chalone, Pinnacles, and Soledad High Schools and Soledad Adult School; shall Soledad Unified School District issue $40 million of bonds with interest rates below legal limits, independent citizen oversight, no money for administrator salaries, and all funds spent locally and not taken by the State and spent elsewhere?

Measure D. Transaction and Use Tax -- City of Carmel by the Sea (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 1,710 / 75.40% Yes votes ...... 558 / 24.60% No votes
Shall Carmel-by-the-Sea increase transaction and use tax (sales tax) by 1% for 10 years, with an annual independent audit, to maintain essential services including fire, ambulance and police response times; fund capital needs including streets, beach, parks, forest and trails; increase code compliance; maintain libraries, Sunset Center and other public facilities; address CalPERS pension liabilities and other debt; and provide other general City services?"

Measure E. Renew Existing Sales Tax (Measure V) -- City of Salinas (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 25,708 / 77.60% Yes votes ...... 7,422 / 22.40% No votes
Crime Prevention, Safety, Library and Essential Services. To preserve essential services and facilities in Salinas, including: crime and gang prevention; keeping libraries open; emergency response, police, fire, paramedics; fixing streets and sidewalks; parks and recreation for youth and seniors; and other city services; shall the City of Salinas renew its existing sales tax (Measure V) to provide ongoing local funds to be used only in Salinas, protected from State takeaways, with independent citizens' oversight and annual audits?

Measure F. Pedestrian Scale at the Sidewalk -- City of Pacific Grove (Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 3,204 / 41.67% Yes votes ...... 4,485 / 58.33% No votes
Shall the ordinance be adopted to amend Pacific Grove Municipal Code Chapter 23.33, the C-1-T District (the Holman Block bounded by Lighthouse Avenue, Grand Avenue, Central Avenue and Fountain Avenue), to allow buildings with a maximum height of 75 feet and 100 percent site coverage, provided upper stories step back along Central Avenue to create a pedestrian scale at the sidewalk and maintain compatibility with the character of downtown Pacific Grove, and further provided this amendment shall apply only to a project application submitted to the City on or before December 31, 2017.

Measure L. Bond Measure Election -- Pajaro Valley Unified School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 1,474 / 68.78% Yes votes ...... 669 / 31.22% No votes
"To repair aging schools, which support quality education in the Aptos and Watsonville areas, with funding that cannot be taken by the State, shall Pajaro Valley Unified School District upgrade classrooms in all schools, repair leaking roofs and aging schools, upgrade computers and instructional technology in all schools, and construct, repair and acquire classrooms, sites and equipment, by issuing $150,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, with independent citizens' oversight, no money for administrators, independent audits, all funds staying local?

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