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Riverside County, CA November 8, 2016 Election
Directory of Riverside County, CA Measures
County Results as of December 6 5:49pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (1126/1126)
75.2% Countywide Voter Turnout (769,193/1,022,375)

Measures
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Measure G. 1% Transaction and Use Tax -- City of La Quinta (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 8,233 / 54.73% Yes votes ...... 6,809 / 45.27% No votes
Shall an ordinance providing revenue, which the State cannot take, to be used locally for police protection; projects such as parks, streets, landscaping and flood control; programs attracting businesses; youth/senior services; sports/recreation programs; preserving property values and quality of life, by setting a permanent 1% transactions (sales) and use tax, subject to citizen oversight, raising six million dollars annually (estimated), with all funds dedicated to general City services, programs and projects, be adopted?

Measure H. Installation of CV Link Project -- City of Indian Wells (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 1,552 / 67.89% Yes votes ...... 734 / 32.11% No votes
Shall Section 2.08.180 be added to the Indian Wells Municipal Code to prohibit the City Council from taking any action to approve the establishment, development or installation of all or any part of the Coachella Valley Association of Governments' "CV Link" Project within the City, unless approved by a majority of City voters?

Measure I. $216.46 Million in Bonds to Repair and Improve District Schools -- Palm Springs Unified School District (Bond Measure - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 39,831 / 75.47% Yes votes ...... 12,943 / 24.53% No votes
To modernize or construct new classrooms; replace leaky pipes and inefficient heating /cooling systems; improve student safety; and reduce borrowing costs, shall $216.46 million of Palm Springs Unified School District bonds, previously approved by voters in February 2008, be reauthorized through the issuance of new bonds with no increase in total authorized District debt, interest rates at or below legal limits, independent citizen oversight, and all funds spent locally and not taken by the State and used elsewhere?

Measure J. Marijuana Dispensary and Cultivation Tax -- City of Perris (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 10,913 / 69.88% Yes votes ...... 4,703 / 30.12% No votes
Shall the ordinance known as the MARIJUANA DISPENSARY AND CULTIVATION TAX, estimated to annually collect $875,000 - $1,200,000 from marijuana dispensaries (through a maximum tax rate of ten cents for each $1 of dispensary proceeds), estimated to annually collect another $100,000 - $1,000,000 from marijuana cultivation (if cultivaton is allowed, through an annual maximum tax rate of $25 per square foot of cultivation area, subject to CPI adjustments), with no sunset clause, be adopted?

Measure K. Medical Marijuana Dispensary Regulatory Program -- City of Perris (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 12,148 / 77.31% Yes votes ...... 3,565 / 22.69% No votes
Shall the ordinance known as the MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY REGULATORY PROGRAM, which will regulate and authorize medical marijuana dispensaries through a permitting process; require security cameras, inspections, odor control, record keeping, employee background checks; limit locations to 600 feet from schools, residences, parks in only industrial or commercial zones; prohibit cultivation at dispensaries; be effective only if marijuana tax is approved; apply to recreational marijuana if allowed by state and local law, be adopted?

Measure L. Transient Occupancy Tax for Safety/Vital Services/Fiscal Stability -- City of Moreno Valley (Transient Occupancy Tax - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 37,005 / 71.89% Yes votes ...... 14,471 / 28.11% No votes
To maintain community safety/quality neighborhoods by retaining police, firefighters, youth/senior services, drug/gang prevention, library, parks, street maintenance/other city services; shall an ordinance be adopted updating Moreno Valley's existing transient occupancy tax (hotel tax) from 8% to 13%, paid only by overnight hotel/lodging guests, providing $650,000 annually, that can only be ended by voters; requiring independent audits, financial oversight committee and all funds used locally?

Measure M. $25.5 Million in Bonds to Repair and Improve District Schools -- Banning Unified School District (Bond Measure - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 6,818 / 66.22% Yes votes ...... 3,478 / 33.78% No votes
To repair, construct, acquire, and equip classrooms and other educational facilities, including career technical education; and to reduce borrowing costs, shall $25.5 million of Banning Unified School District bonds, previously approved by voters in November 2006, be reauthorized through the issuance of new bonds, with no increase in total authorized District debt, rates below legal limits, no funds for administrator salaries, independent citizen oversight, annual audits, all funds spent on local schools and not taken by the State?

Measure N. Change Council Election to a By-District Process -- City of Corona (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 30,192 / 68.48% Yes votes ...... 13,894 / 31.52% No votes
Shall members of the City Council of the City of Corona be elected by districts as described in Ordinance No. 3236?

Measure O. $392 Million in Bonds to Repair and Improve District Schools -- Riverside Unified School District (Bond Measure - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 57,347 / 70.44% Yes votes ...... 24,064 / 29.56% No votes
To repair and upgrade Riverside schools, including deteriorating roofs, plumbing and electrical systems, improve student safety, security, and seismic safety, upgrade classrooms, science labs, career-training facilities, computer systems and instructional technology to support student achievement in math, science, engineering and skilled trades, and construct, acquire, repair classrooms, sites, facilities and equipment, shall Riverside Unified School District issue $392 million in bonds at legal rates, with citizen oversight, no money for administrator salaries, all money staying local?

Measure P. Amending Tax on the Operations of Cannabis Businesses -- City of Cathedral City (Tax - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 10,605 / 76.26% Yes votes ...... 3,301 / 23.74% No votes
To help fund municipal services, including police protection and crime suppression services, fire prevention and suppression services, emergency medical services, park, recreation, and library facilities and services, shall an ordinance amending the existing cannabis tax be adopted that would expand the tax to apply to recreational cannabis, if legalized, and apply a tax of $25 per square foot of cultivation space, and $1.00 for every gram of cannabis concentrate and every unit of cannabis-infused product?

Measure Q. $135 Million in Bonds for Creation and Improvement of District Schools -- Menifee Union School District (Bond Measure - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 19,772 / 61.64% Yes votes ...... 12,304 / 38.36% No votes
To acquire land and build two new elementary schools and one middle school to reduce overcrowding at existing schools; repair and renovate Menifee Valley Middle School and existing elementary/ middle schools; fix roofs, heating, air conditioning, plumbing and electrical systems; and improve access for students with disabilities; shall the K-8 Menifee Union School District issue $135,000,000 in bonds within legal interest rates, with independent citizen oversight, annual audits, no money for administrators, and all money staying in Menifee Union School District?

Measure S. 911, Public Safety and Vital City Services -- City of Temecula (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 19,711 / 51.00% Yes votes ...... 18,935 / 49.00% No votes
To maintain 9-1-1 emergency response times, prevent cuts to local paramedic/police/fire protection, school safety patrols, youth/after-school, senior, disabled services; improve freeway interchanges/reduce traffic; other general services; shall Ordinance 2016-06 of the City of Temecula be adopted establishing a one-cent sales tax providing $23,000,000 dollars annually, until ended by voters; requiring independent audits, no money for the State, all funds remaining local?

Measure T. Increase Transient Occupancy Tax -- City of Palm Desert (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 14,346 / 74.00% Yes votes ...... 5,041 / 26.00% No votes
To maintain 9-1-1 emergency medical/police/fire response; Palm Desert's long-term financial stability; neighborhood policing/crime prevention; water conservation; street repairs and other vital services, shall an ordinance increasing Palm Desert's short-term general rental tax from 9% to 11%, paid only by hotel guests/short-term renters, generating approximately $2,200,000 annually until ended by voters, requiring independent audits, public oversight, and local control of funds be adopted?

Measure U. Transactions and Use Tax Ordinance -- City of Hemet (Sales tax - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 15,744 / 61.02% Yes votes ...... 10,056 / 38.98% No votes
To pay for police protection and crime prevention services, fire prevention and suppression services, 9-1-1 / paramedic services, other general municipal services and lawful public purposes of the City, shall the City of Hemet establish a 1% sales tax (1 cent) for 10 years only, providing $10,000,000 annually, requiring citizen oversight committee, annual audits, and all funds remaining local?

Measure V. $105 Million in Bonds to Repair and Improve District Schools -- Lake Elsinore Unified School District (Bond Measure - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 24,845 / 66.74% Yes votes ...... 12,383 / 33.26% No votes
In order to provide classrooms, labs, equipment for career education to prepare local students for college and skilled careers; upgrade school facilities and instructional technology to support advanced math and science, and keep pace with technology; improve school safety/security; and add classrooms/school facilities to reduce overcrowding at existing schools, shall Lake Elsinore Unified School District issue 105 million dollars in bonds at legal rates, with citizen oversight, no money for administrator salaries and all money staying local?

Measure W. Emergency Services Protection Measure -- Idyllwild Fire Protection District (2/3 Approval Required)
Fail: 838 / 56.74% Yes votes ...... 639 / 43.26% No votes
To preserve existing service levels for fire protection services, emergency medical services and paramedic services, provide for capital improvements, and fund reserves, shall an ordinance be adopted to enact a parcel tax of $130 per year on each parcel of real property within the District, with an annual cost of living adjustment not to exceed 3%?

Measure X. Improvement of Safety/Essential City Services -- City of Indio (Sales Tax Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 16,578 / 73.32% Yes votes ...... 6,031 / 26.68% No votes
To maintain rapid 9-1-1 emergency response times; police gang/drug enforcement programs; increase police patrols of neighborhoods/parks/schools; improve water quality/delivery by upgrading pipes/infrastructure; fix potholes; and other city services, shall Indio adopt an ordinance to enact a one cent sales tax, for 20 years, providing $8,500,000 annually, with citizens' oversight, annual audits, all money for Indio, prohibiting state government from taking funds raised?

Measure Y. $44.9 Million in Bonds to Repair and Improve District Schools -- San Jacinto Unified School District (Bond Measure - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 8,439 / 72.92% Yes votes ...... 3,134 / 27.08% No votes
To upgrade local classrooms, science labs and technology infrastructure that prepare students for college/careers; repair aging roofs, plumbing and electrical systems; improve school safety/security; and acquire, renovate, construct and equip classrooms, sites and facilities to reduce overcrowding and support student instruction in reading, math, science, engineering and technology; shall San Jacinto Unified School District issue $44,900,000 in bonds at legal interest rates, with independent citizen oversight, no money for administrator salaries, and all funds staying local?

Measure Z. Increase In Transactions & Use Tax -- City of Riverside (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 55,496 / 59.64% Yes votes ...... 37,555 / 40.36% No votes
To prevent cutting police, firefighters, paramedics, 911 emergency response, antigang/drug programs, homelessness reduction and youth after-school/senior/disabled services; to repair local streets/potholes/infrastructure; and to provide other general services, shall a one-cent transaction and use tax (sales tax) be implemented providing $48,000,000 annually through 2036 unless extended by the voters, requiring independent audits with no funds to Sacramento, all funds remaining for Riverside?

Measure AA. Marijuana Business Tax -- City of San Jacinto (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 7,748 / 67.69% Yes votes ...... 3,698 / 32.31% No votes
In the event future State or local law permits marijuana activities to operate in the City of San Jacinto, shall the City enact a tax on marijuana activities of up to $50 per square foot of space utilized for marijuana cultivation or manufacturing, and up to 15% of the gross receipts from marijuana and related products, generating approximately $1,250,000 annually to pay for general City services, such as police, fire, and parks, until ended by voters?

Measure BB. Amending City's Transient Occupancy Tax -- City of San Jacinto (Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 5,543 / 48.57% Yes votes ...... 5,869 / 51.43% No votes
Shall the City of San Jacinto increase the Transient Occupancy (Hotel Room) Tax rate from 8% to 12%, generating approximately $20,000 more annually to pay for general City services, such as police, fire, and parks, until ended by voters?

Measure CC. $577,860,000 in Bonds to Repair and Upgrade District Schools -- Desert Community College District (Bond Measure - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 94,765 / 72.66% Yes votes ...... 35,661 / 27.34% No votes
For College of the Desert to modernize career training facilities for nursing, public safety, science, technology, engineering and other in-demand jobs that prepare students for success in college/careers; repair/construct/acquire classrooms, facilities, sites and equipment throughout Coachella Valley; improve the Veteran's Center to provide counseling/training/job placement for returning veterans, shall Desert Community College District issue $577,860,000 in bonds at legal rates, with independent citizen oversight, no money for administrators and all money locally-controlled?

Measure DD. Transactions and Use Tax -- City of Menifee (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 22,104 / 68.26% Yes votes ...... 10,279 / 31.74% No votes
Shall Ordinance 2016-199 of the City of Menifee to reduce traffic congestion; improve/repair local interchanges/overpasses/streets/roads/bridges/potholes; maintain local police/fire protection/paramedics/9-1-1 emergency response times; prevent cuts to senior/disabled/youth programs; and provide other general services by enacting a 1 sales tax providing $6.2 million annually until ended by voters; requiring annual independent audits, all funds spent locally, be adopted?

Measure EE. Term Limits for City Council & Mayor -- City of Menifee (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 23,322 / 74.61% Yes votes ...... 7,938 / 25.39% No votes
Shall Ordinance 2016-198, amending Measure Z and Menifee Municipal Code Section 2.32.010 to provide that, if the Mayor of the City of Menifee serves four year terms, then the Mayor of the City of Menifee shall be subject to the same term limitations as are otherwise applicable to members of the City Council of the City of Menifee, be adopted?

Measure FF. Amending Measure BB Term Limits Change From 2 years to 4 years -- City of Menifee (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 17,158 / 54.85% Yes votes ...... 14,121 / 45.15% No votes
Shall Ordinance 2016-197, amending Measure BB and Menifee Municipal Code Section 2.32.010 to provide that, commencing with the November 2016 general election, the term of the office of Mayor of the City of Menifee is changed from two years to four years, be adopted?

Measure GG. Increase Transient Occupancy Tax for Indian Wells Golf Resort -- City of Indian Wells (2/3 Approval Required)
Fail: 1,371 / 58.82% Yes votes ...... 960 / 41.18% No votes
To maintain Indian Wells Golf Resort long-term financial stability, shall the Indian Wells Municipal Code be amended to increase the Transient Occupancy (Hotel) Tax rate from 11.25% to 12.25% of rent charged for transient occupancy of any hotel room or similar lodging, with the 1% rate increase generating an estimated $630,000 annually that will specifically fund the operations, maintenance, and improvement of the Golf Resort, until ended by voters?

Measure HH. Conversion From a General Law to a Charter City -- City of Cathedral City (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 7,273 / 53.13% Yes votes ...... 6,415 / 46.87% No votes
To enhance local control over municipal affairs, shall the City of Cathedral City Charter be adopted to establish Cathedral City as a charter city, and giving the City the power to establish public works contracting procedures, set penalties for violations of ordinances and resolutions, and appoint a city clerk?

Measure II. Establishment of a Cannabis/Marijuana Business Tax -- City of Coachella (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 5,950 / 81.97% Yes votes ...... 1,309 / 18.03% No votes
To improve basic city services, such as police and emergency response, parks and youth/senior services, and street repair, shall the City of Coachella enact a tax on marijuana businesses of up to $15 per square foot of space utilized for marijuana cultivation or manufacturing, and up to 6% of the gross receipts from the sale of marijuana and related products, whether at wholesale or retail, generating approximately $4,000,000 annually, until ended by voters?

 
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