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List of Local Measures

PRESIDENTIAL GENERAL ELECTION

NOVEMBER 3, 2020

List of Measures [full version of PDF]​​

​​CITY M​E​ASURES​​​​​​​
 
​​MEASURE A
Town of Lo​​s Gatos
Finance Commission Ordinance
Majority Vote 
Shall the measure proposing an ordinance replacing the Town's current Finance Committee and Sales Tax Oversight Committee with a Finance Commission that would advise the Town Council on financial, budgetary and investment matters, including but not limited to, the Annual Budget, the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, capital expenditures, sales tax revenue and expenditures, and other recommendations as the Town Council directs, be adopted?
Yes
No
  
​​MEASURE B
Town of Los Gatos 
Term Limit Ordinance
Majority Vote 
Shall the measure proposing a term limit ordinance to require that after serving two (2) four (4) year terms, a Town Council Member is not eligible to run for the Town Council or to be appointed to a vacancy unless a period of four years has elapsed since their last service on Town Council, be adopted?
Yes
No

​​MEASURE C
City of Mountain View
Ordinance Amendment
Majority Vote 
Shall City of Mountain View Ordinance No.15.19, which prohibits parking of oversized vehicles (such as recreational vehicles, boats and large trucks) except wheelchair-accessible vans with valid disabled placard and those exempted for short duration activities (such as loading and unloading, and emergency vehicles) on narrow streets 40 feet or less in width, be adopted?
Yes
No

​THIS MEASURE HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN
​​MEASURE D
City of Mountain View
Charter Amendment
Majority Vote 
Shall the City Charter be amended to: limit rent increase protections under the Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act (CSFRA) to households earning 100% of median income or less; limit annual fees to $100 per unit; prohibit paying Rental Housing Committee members; suspend the CSFRA when vacancy rates equal or exceed 3% and enact programs during suspension, including a rental registry, annual landlord fee, and nonbinding mediation for rent increases over 7% and other disputes?​
Yes
No

​​MEASURE E
City of Santa Clara
Transient Occupancy Tax
Majority Vote 
To maintain and protect the level of essential city services including 9-1-1 emergency medical/disaster preparedness, police and fire protection, bicycle and pedestrian safety, roadways and storm drains, and other vital services including parks, recreation, libraries and senior services, shall a measure increasing the hotel tax rate up to 4%, generating up to approximately 7 million dollars annually, paid only by hotel/motel guests, until ended by voters, be adopted?
Yes
No

​​MEASURE F
City of Milpitas
Use Tax
Majority Vote 
City of Milpitas Public Services Measure. To provide funding to maintain the City’s finances and services, including: police and fire protection, 9-1-1 emergency response, and natural disaster preparation; youth, senior, and recreation services; repairing park equipment and maintaining parks and recreation centers; and attracting and retaining location businesses; shall the measure, establishing a 1/4¢ sales tax, providing approximately $6,500,000 annually for 8 years, requiring independent audits, citizens’ oversight committee, all funds spent locally, be adopted?​
Yes
No

​​MEASURE G
City of San Jose
Charter Amendment
Majority Vote 
Shall the City Charter be amended to: expand the Independent Police Auditor’s oversight, including review of officer-involved shootings and use of force incidents causing death or great bodily injury, review of department-initiated investigations against officers, and other technical amendments; increase the Planning Commission to 11 members with Council appointing one member from each Council District and one “at-large” member; and allow the Council to establish timelines for redistricting when Census results are late?
Yes
No

​​MEASURE H
City of San Jose
Card Room Tax
Majority Vote 
To fund general San José services, including fire protection, disaster preparedness, 911 emergency response, street repair, youth programs, addressing homelessness, and supporting vulnerable residents, shall an ordinance be adopted increasing the cardroom tax rate from 15% to 16.5%, applying the tax to third party providers at these rates: up to $25,000,000 at 5%; $25,000,001 to $30,000,000 at 7.5%; and over $30,000,000 at 10%, increasing card tables by 30, generating approximately $15,000,000 annually, until repealed?
Yes
No

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SCHOOL MEASURE​​S​​​​​

​​MEASURE I
San Jose-Evergreen Community College District
Parcel Tax
2/3 Vote 
SAN JOSÉ-EVERGREEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT JOB TRAINING, STUDENT SUPPORT AND AFFORDABILITY MEASURE. To provide locally controlled funding for community colleges to attract and retain quality faculty; provide assistance with food, housing, fees, books, transportation, and internet access so students can complete their degrees; prepare students for transfer to UC and CSU schools, and career and job training, shall San Jose-Evergreen Community College District’s measure levying $18 per parcel for 9 years ($4,500,000 annually), be adopted, with citizens’ oversight, and all funds used locally?​​
Yes
No

​​MEASURE J
San Jose-Evergreen Community College District
School Bonds
55% Vote 
SAN JOSÉ-EVERGREEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT CAREER, COLLEGE TRANSFER, CLASSROOM REPAIR, SAFETY MEASURE. To upgrade facilities preparing students/veterans for university transfer/careers like healthcare, technology, emergency response, and recruit/retain quality faculty by modernizing, repairing aging classrooms, technology, science labs; acquire construct, repair facilities, equipment, sites; shall San José-Evergreen Community College District’s measure authorizing $858,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying 1.75¢ per $100 assessed valuation, raising approximately $53,000,000 annually while bonds are outstanding, with audits/no money for administrators’ salaries, be adopted?​
Yes
No

​​MEASURE K
Franklin-McKinley School District
Parcel Tax
2/3 Vote 
To improve the quality of education and enhance student achievement, by expanding reading, counseling and tutoring programs for at-risk students; maintaining small class sizes, enhancing reading math, and science programs; retaining teachers; and expanding student access to after school programs, shall Franklin-McKinley School District’s measure levying $72.00 per parcel annually for five years, be adopted, raising $1.2 million annually, have no funds for administrators’ salaries, provide a senior citizens’ exemption and have all funds stay local?​
Yes
No

​​MEASURE L
Campell Union School District
Parcel Tax
2/3 Vote 
To ensure students receive engaging distance learning instruction that accelerates learning and can safely return to in-person school with smaller class sizes to facilitate social distancing guidelines as the pandemic subsides, shall the Campbell Union High School District measure be adopted renewing an existing $85 annual parcel tax that can be ended by voters, providing approximately $4,814,485 annually, exempting senior and qualified disabled citizens, subject to independent oversight, annual audits, and local control?
Yes
No

​​MEASURE M
Fremont Union High School District
Parcel Tax
2/3 Vote 
​To renew its existing parcel tax without increasing the annual levy, support strong academic programs in reading, writing, math, science, technology and engineering, and prepare students for college and careers by attracting and retaining high quality teachers and staff, shall the Fremont Union High School District measure to renew its existing $98 parcel tax providing approximiately $5 million annually for 8 years, with citizen oversight, exemptions for seniors, nd all funds benefitting local high schools be adopted?
Yes
No

​​MEASURE N
Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary School District
Parcel Tax
2/3 Vote 
To support high academic achievement for local students and provide stable local funding to maintain outstanding core academic programs in reading, writing, math, history and science, retain qualified and experienced teachers, and prepare students for an excellent high school, shall Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary School District’s measure be adopted, extending without increasing its $164 school parcel tax for seven years raising $328,000 annually, with senior exemptions, independent citizen oversight, and all funds benefitting local students?
Yes
No

​​MEASURE O
Palo Alto Unified School District
Parcel Tax
2/3 Vote 
To renew expiring local school funding that cannot be taken by the State; preserve excellence in academic programs, including science, math, reading, writing, arts/music; attract/retain qualified teachers and minimize layoffs; support at-risk students; shall Palo Alto Unified School District's measure be adopted, extending its current $836 parcel tax for six years, raising approximately $16,000,000 annually with senior exemptions, 2% annual inflation adjustment, independent citizen oversight, all funds benefiting local students?​
Yes
No

​​MEASURE P
Evergreen Elementary School District
School Bonds
55% Vote 
To increase student internet and computer access; upgrade school emergency preparedness; install campus security, emergency notification and communication alarms and systems; and retrofit and renovate classrooms and facilities throughout the District; shall Evergreen Elementary School District’s measure to issue $80 million of bonds be adopted with projected annual tax rates averaging less than $0.03 per $100 assessed valuation for 12 years ($7.5 million per year for bond repayment), legal interest rates, annual audits and independent oversight?​
BONDS - Yes
BONDS - No

​​MEASURE Q
Mt. Pleasant Elementary School District
School Bonds
55% Vote 
To acquire equipment/instructional technology to improve distance learning and internet access; renovate heating/cooling systems, aging restrooms; upgrade school emergency preparedness, outdated electrical wiring, handicapped accessibility; acquire, renovate, construct classrooms, equipment, sites and facilities, shall Mt. Pleasant Elementary School District’s measure authorizing $12,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying 3 cents/$100 assessed value, $975,000 annually while bonds are outstanding, with independent citizen oversight, no money for administrators’ salaries, pensions or benefits, and all money benefiting local schools?
BONDS - Yes
BONDS - No

​​MEASURE R
Cambrian School District
School Bonds
55% Vote 
To repair/ upgrade aging classrooms, science labs, school facilities, and instructional technology to support student achievement in math, science, engineering, technology, and arts, repair deteriorating roofs, plumbing, electrical, remove asbestos/lead pipes where needed, and upgrade classrooms/ computers to keep pace with technology, shall the Cambrian School District measure authorizing $88,000,000 in bonds at legal rates be adopted, levying 3 cents/ $100 assessed value ($5,080,000 annually) while bonds are outstanding, with citizen oversight/all money staying local?​
BONDS - Yes
BONDS - No
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SPECIAL DISTRICT MEASURE​​S​​​​​​

​​MEASURE S
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Parcel Tax
2/3 Vote 

Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program. 

Shall the measure to renew the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program which ensures public health and safety by: 

  • protecting drinking water supply, dams from earthquakes and climate change;
  • reducing pollution, toxins and contaminants in waterways; and
  • providing flood protection; 

by renewing Santa Clara Valley Water District’s existing parcel tax without increasing rates, averaging $.006 per square foot annually as described in Resolution 20-64 until ended by voters, raising approximately $45,500,000 annually, with qualifying senior exemption, annual audits, independent citizen oversight be adopted?​

Yes
No

​​MEASURE T
Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority
Parcel Tax
2/3 Vote 

To continue protecting and preserving natural open spaces without increasing tax rates by:  

  • managing land and water to reduce wildfires and floods;
  • protecting land around creeks to prevent pollution and improve water quality;
  • creating urban parks;
  • preserving wildlife habitats; and, preserving family farms, and healthy food sources;

shall the measure to renew Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority’s existing $24 annual parcel tax with no increase, generating approximately $8,000,000 annually, until ended by voters, with oversight/audits, be adopted?

Yes
No

​​MEASURE RR
Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Authority (Caltrain)
Sales Tax
2/3 Vote 

To preserve Caltrain service and support regional economic recovery, prevent traffic congestion, make Caltrain more affordable and accessible, reduce air pollution with cleaner and quieter electric trains, make travel times faster, and increase Caltrain frequency and capacity between Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco counties, shall the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board’s resolution levying a 30-year one-eighth cent sales tax with oversight and audits, providing approximately $100 million annually for Caltrain that the State cannot take away, be adopted?​

Yes
No
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Last updated: 10/22/2020 8:38 AM