Voters Say Yes to Gun Control, Sales Taxes and Some School Bonds
In an election year marked with low voter turnout, voters passed a controversial measure on gun control in Sunnyvale, struck down waterfront development plans in San Francisco and largely said yes to school bonds across the Bay Area.
A quick overview of Bay Area election results:
- Prop. A - Passed – This ensures city retiree health care funds are not used for other budget items.
- Prop. B – Rejected - Voters said no to a new luxury housing, retail and recreational development along the waterfront. (More on the defeat of Props. B and C.)
- Prop. C – Rejected – Voters said no to the Board of Supervisors’ decision to allow the 8 Washington development to exceed height limits.
- Prop. D – Passed – This non-binding measure urges city lawmakers to work toward reducing prescription drug costs.
- Measure A – Passed – This puts and end to odd-year elections in Sunnyvale, syncing their local elections with the county and state election cycles. Several current elected officials will gain an additional year in office.
- Measure B – Passed – Sunnyvale’s hotel tax will be increased by 1 percent.
- Measure C – Passed – Sunnyvale gun owners must lock up their firearms when not in their possession and report a missing or stolen firearm within 48 hours. In the city, you can’t possess magazines with more than 10 rounds and ammunition sales will be tracked.
- Prop. P – Rejected – Voters said no to a $130 million bond measure that would reopen and renovate several schools.
- Prop. R – Passed - Renews existing parcel taxes for Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District for 10years.
- Prop. S – Passed – Gives Las Lomitas (K-3) in Atherton and La Entrada (4-8) in Menlo Park a $60 million bond for facility improvements.
- Prop. W – Passed – Voters approved a $23 million bond to rebuild O’Connor Elementary School in Menlo Park.
- Prop. Q – Passed - Reduces the utility tax from 5.5 percent to 4.5 percent for four years.
- Prop. T – Passed – Increases the business license tax to $115.28 per 1,000 cubic feet of liquid storage capacity. This is expected to put $400,000 in the city’s coffers.
- Prop. U – Passed - Increases the business license tax over a period of years.
- Prop. V – Rejected - Voters rejected a measure that would have placed a tax on telecommunications in Pacifica.
- Prop. X – Passed - Continues a special parcel tax for four years.
- Measure A – Passed – Voters approved a $5 million bond measure for upgrades, modernization and repairs for Lagunitas School District campuses.
- Measure B – Passed – Adds a half-percent to the sales tax for six years in Corte Madera.
- Measure C – Passed – Adds a half-percent to sales tax for five years in Larkspur.
- Measure D – Passed – Adds a half-percent to sales tax for 10 years in San Anselmo.
- Measure E – Passed - Extends and increases the San Rafael sales tax, setting it at three-quarters of a percent for 20 years.
- Measure F – Passed – Voters approved a $394 million bond measure for seismic-safety upgrades for Marin General Hospital and to enhance and modernize emergency and medical facilities.
- Measure G – Passed - Increases the annual fire tax for the Kentfield Fire Department to 10 cents for every square foot of building space.
- Measure H – Passed - Extends the Marinwood Community Services District’s special tax for parks maintenance through the 2016-17 fiscal year.
- Measure I – Passed - Authorizes a $49 parcel tax for Mesa Park.
- Measure J – Rejected – Denies a $7 million bond measure to upgrade Strawberry Recreation District.
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