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San Mateo County, CA November 6, 2012 Election
Directory of San Mateo County, CA Measures
County Results as of Dec 17 1:47pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (468/468)
79.8% Countywide Voter Turnout (288,592/361,486)

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Measure A. Transaction and Use Tax -- County of San Mateo (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 169,661 / 65.4% Yes votes ...... 89,788 / 34.6% No votes
To ensure San Mateo quality of life by retaining critical facilities/services such as: child abuse prevention, 911 dispatch, fire prevention, after-school library reading/homework programs; keeping parks open; maintaining seismically safe hospital/emergency rooms which may include substantial funding to replace Seton Hospital/emergency room for low-income children/seniors/disabled; and other County services, shall San Mateo County levy a half-cent sales tax for ten years, which the State cannot take away, with oversight/independent audits?

Measure B. Amending the Charter concerning Election of its Members -- County of San Mateo (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 142,374 / 58.7% Yes votes ...... 100,114 / 41.3% No votes
Shall the San Mateo County Charter be amended so that each member of the Board of Supervisors will cease to be elected by an at-large vote of all the voters in the County but is instead elected only by the voters of his or her district?

Measure C. Charter Amendment for Appointed Controller -- County of San Mateo (Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 96,449 / 40.7% Yes votes ...... 140,390 / 59.3% No votes
Shall the San Mateo County Charter be amended to change the elected position of Controller to an appointed position?

Measure D. School Bond -- Burlingame School District (Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 8,609 / 67.5% Yes votes ...... 4,145 / 32.5% No votes
To maintain excellent local schools by modernizing science labs, upgrading instructional technology/computers, adding classrooms/reopening an existing school to reduce current overcrowding, upgrading classrooms to meet current safety codes, renovating heating and electrical systems to save money, shall Burlingame Elementary School District issue $56,000,000 of bonds that cannot be taken by the State, at legal rates, to renovate, construct, acquire local neighborhood schools, sites, equipment, and facilities with independent audits, citizens' oversight, and no money for admnistrators?

Measure E. School -- Jefferson Union High School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 30,757 / 74.3% Yes votes ...... 10,644 / 25.7% No votes
To continue renovating, equipping and constructing classrooms/school facilities including Jefferson, Oceana, Terra Nova, Thornton, and Westmoor High Schools and reduce overall borrowing costs, shall $41,900,000 of Jefferson Union High School District bonds, previously approved by voters in November 2006, be reauthorized through issuance of new bonds, with no increase in total authorized District debt, interest rates below legal limits, independent citizen oversight, no money for administrator salaries, and funds spent locally and not taken by the State?

Measure F. Library Construction -- Town of Atherton (Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 1,209 / 31.3% Yes votes ...... 2,651 / 68.7% No votes
Should the Town of Atherton construct a new library in Holbrook-Palmer Park using funds dedicated for library purposes only, by replacing the Main House and some surrouding patios and walkways?

Measure G. Alternative Revenue Augmentation -- San Bruno Park School District (Parcel tax - 2/3 Approval Required)
Fail: 7,661 / 59.2% Yes votes ...... 5,282 / 40.8% No votes
To reduce the impact of State funding cuts to our public schools; provide local funding the State cannot take away; sustain our high quality neighborhood schools; reduce combination classes; attract and retain highly qualified teachers; reduce costs of special education; and fund curriculum modernization; shall the San Bruno Park School District levy an educational parcel tax of $199 per parcel annually for five years with citizens' oversight, annual audits, no money for administrator salaries, and an exemption for seniors?

Measure H. School Bond -- San Carlos School District (Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 9,534 / 68.0% Yes votes ...... 4,489 / 32.0% No votes
To improve, repair, and equip San Carlos elementary and middle school facilities, including upgrading science and computer labs, libraries, classrooms and schools, adding classrooms and schools on existing sites to reduce overcrowding, renovating schools to meet health and safety standards, providing computers and other instructional technology equipment and infrastructure, and improving energy efficiency, shall San Carlos School District issue $72 million in bonds, at legal rates, with citizens' oversight, annual audits, and all funds used for San Carlos school facilities?

Measure I. School Bonds -- Jefferson Elementary School District (Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 16,261 / 76.9% Yes votes ...... 4,877 / 23.1% No votes
To provide safe, modern classrooms and local schools with funds that cannot be taken away by the State, shall the Jefferson Elementary School District repair deteriorating roofs; upgrade science labs and classroom technology; enhance fire and security systems; provide disabled student access; save money by improving energy efficiency; and acquire, construct, repair classrooms, sites, facilities, and equipment by issuing $67,500,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, with citizen oversight, annual audits, and no money for administrators' salaries or pensions?

Measure J. Transaction and Use Tax -- City of Half Moon Bay (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 2,794 / 54.7% Yes votes ...... 2,318 / 45.3% No votes
To provide funding only for the City of Half Moon Bay that can be used to enhance our Library, increase street maintenance, improve senior services, invest in business development and tourism, improve Smith Field recreational facilities, help fund the new Main Street bridge, and improve other general city services, shall the City of Half Moon Bay pass a temporary half-cent general sales tax that will expire after 3 years, with citizens' oversight?

Measure K. Transit Occupancy Tax -- City of Menlo Park (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 10,098 / 74.3% Yes votes ...... 3,496 / 25.7% No votes
To partially restore the annual revenue loss of $1.2 million caused by the State's dissolution of the City's redevelopment agency, to maintain current City service levels for police, library, streets, sidewalks, storm drains, and parks and recreation facilities and programs, and to keep parity with neighboring cities' hotel tax rates, shall the City of Menlo Park adopt an ordinance to increase the transient occupancy tax on hotel guests from 10% to 12% effective January 1, 2013?

Measure L. New Town Center -- Town of Atherton (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 2,739 / 73.5% Yes votes ...... 989 / 26.5% No votes
Should the Town of Atherton primarily use private donations to construct and design a new Town Center? Other funding sources might include funds derived from Building fees or future grant money but would not use general fund or parcel tax money.

Measure M. Little League Proposal -- Town of Atherton (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 2,901 / 75.1% Yes votes ...... 961 / 24.9% No votes
Should the Town permit the Menlo-Atherton Little League to improvge the baseball field and surrounding areas at Holbrook-Palmer Park, including covered seating for spectators, an improved playing area for children, and new restrooms for all park users, using private funds only?

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