Friday, October 17, 2008

Z.A.P.'s Directory of Los Angeles County, CA MEASURES

Proposition A. Gang & Youth Violence Prevention, After-School & Job Training Programs -- City of Los Angeles (Parcel Tax - Two-Thirds Majority Approval Required)
To address gang violence through prevention and job training programs; preventing students from dropping out of school; funding supervised after-school programs, tutoring/mentoring, vocational/apprenticeship programs, expanded graffiti removal; requiring Controller audits, citizen oversight; funding proven programs; shall the City of Los Angeles levy an annual $36 gang prevention tax, with discounts for low-income seniors, on each real property parcel?

Proposition B. Update of Low Rent Housing Authorization -- City of Los Angeles (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Shall existing voter-approved authorization for low rent housing be revised to remove impediments to federal and state funding and requirements not compatible with current housing needs, and authorize the development, construction or acquisition of low rent housing by public entities in the City of Los Angeles, maintaining the previously authorized voter-approved level of 3,500 units per Council District, subject to availability of funding and all City development requirements?

Measure C. Term Limits -- City of Lynwood (Municipal Code Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
Shall a term limits ordinance be adopted in the City of Lynwood so that no member of the city council may serve more than two consecutive terms in office?

Measure D. School Improvement -- El Monte Union High School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
To ensure safe high school campuses and better prepare local students for college and high demand jobs, shall El Monte Union High School District rehabilitate, acquire, construct, and equip classrooms, sites, and facilities, complete safety/energy-efficiency upgrades, replace aging portables with permanent classrooms, upgrade technology and add new science labs, by issuing $148,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, qualifying for State matching funds, with independent oversight, no money for staff salaries, and all funds benefiting local high schools?

Measure E. School Safety, Security and Repair -- Beverly Hills Unified School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
To provide safe and modernized school facilities, make necessary structural seismic safety repairs, upgrade, repair, and reconstruct aging classrooms, infrastructure, multiuse, gyms, libraries, science, technology & labs; roofing, plumbing, heating, ventilation and electrical systems; renovate Beverly Hills Unified School District schools to better protect student/staff from unauthorized entry, security risks and natural disasters; shall Beverly Hills Unified School District issue $334 million in bonds at legal interest rates subject to mandatory audits, independent citizens’ oversight without an estimated increase in tax rates?

Measure G. Telephone Users Tax Update -- City of Long Beach (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Without raising current tax rates, shall an ordinance be adopted to help preserve funding for critical City services, including police and fire protection, paramedic and emergency response, street maintenance, parks, youth services, and libraries, by updating the telephone users tax to include new and evolving technologies so that all taxpayers are treated equally regardless of technology used?

Measure H. Revitalization of Beverly Hilton Hotel Site -- City of Beverly Hills (General Plan Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
Shall Resolution No. 08-R-12601, entitled “Resolution of the Council of the City of Beverly Hills amending the General Plan to enable the revitalization of the Beverly Hilton Hotel site with a new Luxury Hotel, Condominiums, and Open Space,” be adopted?

Measure I. Funding for Bond Repayment -- City of Long Beach (Special Tax - Two-Thirds Majority Approval Required)
To repay bonds which the City intends to issue to repair/replace city streets, sidewalks, alleys, storm drains, fire stations, police stations, libraries and recreational facilities and to acquire, restore and preserve wetlands, shall an Ordinance be adopted which establishes an annual parcel tax of $120 per residential unit (0.4 to 8.8 cents per square foot for other uses) adjusted annually for inflation?

Measure J. Community College Classroom Repair, Public Safety, Nursing & Job Training -- Los Angeles Community College District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
To prepare students for jobs by improving classrooms, laboratories, equipment; train nurses, police, firefighters, paramedics; increase apprenticeship training opportunities; repair electrical wiring, plumbing, fire alarms; improve earthquake safety, energy efficiency to reduce costs; acquire/improve real property; shall Los Angeles Community College District issue $3.5 billion in bonds at legal interest rates, requiring public review, oversight, audits, no money for administrators’ salaries and no tax rate increase?

Measure K. Classroom Repair, Student Safety -- Long Beach Unified School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
To make essential health/safety repairs, retain teachers, qualify for matching grants, shall Long Beach Unified School District retrofit schools for earthquake safety/handicap accessibility, repair restrooms/plumbing/roofs/fire safety, remove lead paint/asbestos, upgrade vocational classrooms/technology/energy efficiency, expand after-school programs, reduce overcrowding, by acquiring, repairing, constructing, equipping sites, facilities, joint-use buildings, and issuing $1,200,000,000 in bonds at legal rates with independent audits, citizen’s oversight, and no money for administrators’ salaries?

Measure L. Telephone Users Tax Update -- City of Lakewood (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Shall an ordinance be adopted to update and continue the telecommunications portion of Lakewood’s utility users tax to fund law enforcement, gang and drug prevention programs, after-school activities, senior transportation, parks, street and traffic signal maintenance and other essential services, with exemptions for low-income residents and seniors and provisions for equal treatment of taxpayers regardless of technology used, annual audits, public review of expenditures, no rate increases without voter approval, and local control of revenues?

Measure M. School Improvement -- El Segundo Unified School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
To support high academic achievement, enhance student safety, and improve the 80 year old auditorium and the athletic facilities frequently used by the community, by repairing outdated wiring and plumbing, improving energy efficiency, reducing water use, and mitigating safety hazards and accessibility issues, shall the El Segundo Unified School District issue up to $14,000,000 in bonds at legal interest rates, with all funds used locally, an independent citizens’ oversight committee, annual audits and NO money for administrator salaries?

Measure O. School Improvement -- Rosemead Elementary School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
To upgrade outdated heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, and deteriorating plumbing; make health, safety, and handicapped accessibility upgrades, and improve drinking water; implement computer and technology upgrades; install security and monitoring systems to increase student safety; and acquire, construct, repair, replace and modernize classrooms, cafeterias, and school facilities; shall Rosemead School District issue $30 million in bonds at legal interest rates with annual audits and independent citizens’ oversight and no money for administrators’ salaries?

Measure P. The Pico Rivera City Services Protection Measure -- City of Pico Rivera (Sales Tax Increase - Two-Thirds Majority Approval Required)
To preserve public safety, community programs and prevent significant cuts to essential services, by funding general City services including hiring additional police, maintaining anti-gang and graffiti efforts, youth and after-school parks and recreation services, expanding library and parks, fixing City streets, and other essential neighborhood improvements, shall the City sales tax be increased by one cent with annual financial audits, expenditure reports, and financial oversight?

Measure Q. Safe, Healthy Neighborhood Schools -- Los Angeles Unified School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
To improve student health, safety and educational quality, shall the Los Angeles Unified School District: continue repair/upgrade of aging/deteriorating classrooms, restrooms; upgrade fire/earthquake safety; reduce asbestos, lead paint, air pollution, water quality hazards; build/upgrade specialized classrooms students need to meet job/college requirements; improve classroom Internet access by issuing $7 billion in bonds, at legal interest rates; with guaranteed annual audits, citizens’ oversight, no increase in maximum tax rate?

Measure R. Traffic Relief - Rail Extensions - Reduce Foreign Oil Dependence -- Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Sales Tax Increase - Two-Thirds Majority Approval Required)
To:
  • Synchronize traffic signals;
  • Repair potholes;
  • Extend light rail with airport connections;
  • Improve freeway traffic flow (5, 10, 14, 60, 101, 110, 138, 210, 405, 605, 710);
  • Keep senior / student / disabled fares low;
  • Provide clean-fuel buses;
  • Expand subway / Metrolink / bus service;
  • Dedicate millions for community traffic relief;

Shall Los Angeles County’s sales tax increase one-half cent for 30 years with independent audits, public review of expenditures, all locally controlled?
MORE: http://www.smartvoter.org/2008/11/04/ca/la/meas/

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