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Alameda County, CA November 2, 2010 Election
Directory of Alameda County, CA Measures
County Results as of Jan 6 2:56pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (1050/1050)
61.2% Countywide Voter Turnout (468,483/765,885)

Measures
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Measure F. Transportation Improvement Measure -- Alameda County (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 245582 / 63.25% Yes votes ...... 142696 / 36.75% No votes
Alameda County Transportation Improvement Measure

To repair and maintain local streets and roads; improve traffic flow and bicyclist, pedestrian and driver safety; improve public transportation; and encourage green transportation options; shall a local vehicle registration fee of ten dollars be established in Alameda County with expenditures subject to strict monitoring and with all revenues staying in Alameda County?

Measure G. Job Training/Quality Education Local Bond -- Ohlone Community College District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 37042 / 62.98% Yes votes ...... 21772 / 37.02% No votes
To improve and continue affordable college education, job training/workforce preparation by constructing/acquiring equipment/sites/facilities and making repairs/upgrades, including:
  • Renovating classrooms/science laboratories,
  • Acquiring up-to-date classroom technology,
  • Upgrading for earthquake/fire safety, and
  • Improving disabled access,

shall Ohlone Community College District issue $349,000,000 of bonds, at legal rates with all funds spent locally, independent citizens' oversight, annual audits, no money for administrators' salaries or Sacramento?

Measure H. Facilities Safety and Maintenance -- Berkeley Unified School District (2/3 Approval Required)
Pass: 33946 / 80.88% Yes votes ...... 8027 / 19.12% No votes
Facilities Safety and Maintenance Act of 2010

To provide essential maintenance of schools and grounds, shall Berkeley Unified School District continue its existing special tax of 6.31 / square foot on residential buildings and 9.46 / square foot on commercial buildings, and $20 on unimproved parcels with annual cost-of-living adjustments for 10 years? Revenues maintain school buildings, classrooms, playgrounds, roofs,electrical systems, and address fire and safety hazards. The state cannot take the funds. An independent committee oversees funds.

Measure I. Bonds to improve school safety and facilities -- Berkeley Unified School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 31723 / 77.16% Yes votes ...... 9390 / 22.84% No votes
To improve school safety and facilities for learning and teaching, shall Berkeley Unified School District issue $210,000,000 in bonds at interest rates within the legal limit, to construct new classrooms for growth, complete seismic upgrades, construct science labs, upgrade computers and education technology, renovate playgrounds, replace restrooms, cafeterias, roofs, heating and fire safety systems, remove hazardous materials, improve energy efficiency, and qualify for State grants, with independent audits and citizen oversight? The State cannot take the funds.

Measure J. Bond Measure -- Emery Unified School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 1982 / 73.87% Yes votes ...... 701 / 26.13% No votes
Shall Emery Unified School District: maintain academic excellence/student performance, attract and retain quality teachers by: replacing/upgrading outdated schools no longer meeting seismic safety standards; provide updated classrooms, technology, science/computer labs: improve school safety; create energy efficient cost-saving facilities that provide job training, after-school, pre-school, and other community services by issuing $95 million dollars in bonds at legal rates with independent citizens' oversight, audits, and NO money for administrator salaries, benefits, or pensions?

Measure K. Parcel tax to provide for quality local education and programs -- Fremont Unified School District (2/3 Approval Required)
Pass: 33699 / 70.09% Yes votes ...... 14381 / 29.91% No votes
To provide Fremont schools stable funding for quality local education and programs that cannot be taken away by the state, including:
Maintaining math, science, reading and writing programs;
Keeping school libraries open;
Supporting classroom/learning technology;
Maintaining college and workforce preparation programs; and Retaining qualified teachers

Shall the Fremont Unified School District levy $53 per parcel annually for 5 years, exempting seniors, with citizen oversight, no money for administrator salaries and all money benefiting local schools?

Measure L. Parcel tax for student achievement, support and safety -- Oakland Unified School District (2/3 Approval Required)
Fail: 70471 / 65.95% Yes votes ...... 36390 / 34.05% No votes
OAKLAND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT, SUPPORT AND SAFETY

to offset severe state budget cuts, improve student achievement, help every child read at or above grade level, and prepare students for college and careers by retaining teachers, teachers' aides, safety officers and other student support staff, shall Oakland Unified School District levy a tax of $195 per parcel annually for ten years, with low- income taxpayer exemptions, independent audits and citizens' oversight, and no money for Sacramento or administrators' salaries?

Measure M. Issue bonds to improve and modernize schools -- San Leandro Unified School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 10638 / 63.08% Yes votes ...... 6226 / 36.92% No votes
To continue to improve and modernize its schools, renovate athletic facilities including Burrell Field, replace the pools at San Leandro High School, enhance energy efficiency and promote safe, healthy schools for all students, shall the San Leandro Unified School District be authorized to replace, renovate, acquire and construct school facilities, and issue $50,100,000 in bonds at legal interest rates with no funds for administrator salaries, conduct annual independent audits, and appoint an Independent Oversight Committee to monitor bond expenditures?

Measure N. Proposed Charter Modification -- City of Albany (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 3424 / 62.09% Yes votes ...... 2091 / 37.91% No votes
PROPOSED CHARTER MODIFICATION

Do you approve of modifying the Albany City Charter, Section 3.01, as set forth in the voter pamphlet, to provide that the City Attorney be elected at the November 2, 2010 election to a one year term and that, in December 2011, the City Attorney be appointed by the City Council?

Measure O. Utility Users Tax -- City of Albany (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 4810 / 86.20% Yes votes ...... 770 / 13.80% No votes
Shall Ordinance No. 2010-03 as set forth in the Voter's Pamphlet be adopted to: Reduce the Communications portion of the Utility Users' Tax from 7% to 6.5%; include video in the definition of Communications; modernize the application, calculation, and collection of the Utility Users' Tax to reflect technological advances and changes in state and federal law; exempt self-generated energy, and prohibit any tax-rate increase without voter approval?

Measure P. Paramedic Advanced Life Support Fire Engines and Ambulance Special Tax -- City of Albany (2/3 Approval Required)
Pass: 4169 / 72.03% Yes votes ...... 1619 / 27.97% No votes
Shall the Albany Municipal Code, Chapter 4-8 entitled "Paramedic Advanced Life Support Fire Engines and Ambulance Special Tax" be amended, as set forth in the Voter Pamphlet, to provide that the City Council may increase the tax commencing in fiscal year 2011-2012 in accordance with the Consumer Price Index for the greater San Francisco area?

Measure Q. Business license tax for cannabis business -- City of Albany (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 4983 / 84.34% Yes votes ...... 925 / 15.66% No votes
Do you approve of modifying the Albany Municipal Code, Chapter V, as set forth in the Voter's Pamphlet, to set a business license tax to be paid by a cannabis business operating in the City of Albany?

Measure R. Policies to revitalize the downtown -- City of Berkeley (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 26120 / 64.07% Yes votes ...... 14648 / 35.93% No votes
Shall the City of Berkeley adopt policies to revitalize the downtown and help make Berkeley one of the greenest cities in the United States by meeting our climate action goals; concentrating housing, jobs and cultural destinations near transit, shops and amenities; preserving historic resources; enhancing open space; promoting green buildings; and calling for 2 residential buildings and 1 hotel no taller than our existing 180 foot buildings and 2 smaller office buildings up to 120 feet?

Measure S. Tax on medical cannabis businesses -- City of Berkeley (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 33260 / 82.97% Yes votes ...... 6825 / 17.03% No votes
Shall a tax be authorized on medical cannabis businesses not exceeding $25 per $1000 of gross receipts phased in over two years; on nonprofit medical cannabis businesses not exceeding $25.00 per square foot for the first 3000 square feet and $10 per foot thereafter; and on non-medical cannabis businesses of $100 per $1000 gross receipts; and shall the City's appropriations limit be increased to permit expenditure of these tax proceeds?

Measure T. Amendment of Berkeley Municipal Code -- City of Berkeley (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 25355 / 64.31% Yes votes ...... 14069 / 35.69% No votes
Shall the Berkeley Municipal Code be amended to: allow residential medical cannabis collectives, with up to 200 square feet of cultivation; allow six locations in the Manufacturing District for cultivation; allow a fourth dispensary; require dispensaries to be at least 600' from public and private schools and other dispensaries; permit new and relocated dispensaries only in C districts; change the makeup of the Medical Cannabis Commission; and permit the Council to adopt other amendments?

Measure U. Temporary Fiscal Emergency Measures -- City of Newark (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 5850 / 58.71% Yes votes ...... 4115 / 41.29% No votes
To prevent closure of Silliman Center and elimination of school police officers and parks/recreation programs; restore public safety services,reopen the Senior Center; and prevent additional cuts to neighborhood patrols, crime prevention,anti-drug/gang-prevention programs, 9-1-1 emergency, and other city services, shall the City of Newark establish a 3.5% utility users tax for 5 years, exempting seniors and low-income residents, requiring independent audits, with no money for Sacramento?

Measure V. Amendment of business tax rate for Medical Cannabis Businesses -- City of Oakland (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 74413 / 70.49% Yes votes ...... 31148 / 29.51% No votes
Shall the Oakland Municipal Code be amended to increase the business tax rate for "Medical Cannabis Businesses" from $18 per $1,000 of gross receipts to $50 per $1,000 of gross receipts,and creating a new "Non-Medical Cannabis Business Tax" of $100 per $1,000 of gross receipts, with all proceeds placed in the City's General Fund to be used for any governmental purpose?

Measure W. Telephone access line tax -- City of Oakland (Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 45732 / 43.94% Yes votes ...... 58349 / 56.06% No votes
To support vital city services including public safety, library services, and parks and recreation, shall the Oakland Municipal Code be amended to establish a telephone "access line" tax at a rate of $1.99 per month per access line and $13 per month per "trunk line" with all proceeds placed in the City's General Fund subject to annual audits?

Measure X. Public safety and violence prevention services parcel tax -- City of Oakland (2/3 Approval Required)
Fail: 28788 / 27.72% Yes votes ...... 75068 / 72.28% No votes
To support, protect and enhance vital public safety and violence prevention services including violence reduction programs, shall the City of Oakland levy a $360 per single family residential unit parcel tax for 4 years which is subject to annual reviews of all funds, and rigorous oversight by a citizens committee?

Measure Z. Temporary Emergency Funding -- City of San Leandro (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 12630 / 61.11% Yes votes ...... 8037 / 38.89% No votes
To protect and maintain local services, such as fire and 9-1-1 emergency response times, neighborhood police patrols, investigation and gang suppression officers, library hours/programs, street and pothole repairs, youth after-school and senior programs, and other general City services, shall the City of San Leandro enact a quarter-cent sales tax, for seven years, reviewed by a citizens' oversight committee, annual independent audits, and all funds for San Leandro and no funds for Sacramento?

Measure AA. Ordinance enacting one-half cent sales tax -- City of Union City (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 8608 / 60.12% Yes votes ...... 5711 / 39.88% No votes
To prevent severe cuts to essential services such as police, fire, paramedic, library, streets, parks and other services, shall Union City adopt an Ordinance enacting a half-cent sales tax expiring four years from the date it is first collected, reviewed by a citizen's oversight committee, with annual independent audits, and all funds for Union City and no funds for the State of California?

Measure BB. Amend the Violence Prevention and Public Safety Act of 2004 -- City of Oakland (2/3 Approval Required)
Pass: 73006 / 70.77% Yes votes ...... 30148 / 29.23% No votes
To restore community police officer positions and protect and enhance vital public safety services in the City of Oakland, shall the City, at no additional cost to taxpayers, amend the Violence Prevention and Public Safety Act of 2004 (Measure Y) to suspend the requirement that the City appropriate non-Measure Y funding each year to staff the police department at fiscal year 2003-2004 levels?

 
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