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Contra Costa County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Directory of Contra Costa County, CA Measures
County Results as of Dec 6 2:34am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (1072/1072)
56.6% Countywide Voter Turnout (274,087/484,640)

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Measure A. School Bonds -- San Ramon Valley Unified School District (55% approval required)
23,655 / 58.7% Yes votes ...... 16,675 / 41.3% No votes
To renovate, upgrade and expand local schools; provide safe, modern classrooms; relieve overcrowding; replace substandard electrical, heating and cooling systems; add new science and technology labs; replace portable classrooms with permanent classrooms; and to qualify for State matching funds; shall San Ramon Valley Unified School District issue $260 million in bonds at interest rates within the legal limit, with a citizens' oversight committee and independent audits to ensure funds are spent only on specified school improvements?

Measure B. School Bonds -- Acalanes Union High School District (55% approval required)
30,163 / 67.3% Yes votes ...... 14,634 / 32.7% No votes
To improve safety, energy efficiency, lower maintenance costs at each district high school by replacing aging boilers/heating, ventilation systems, renovating/expanding/construction/equipping fields, physical education facilities, classrooms and upgrading language labs; shall Acalanes Union High School District issue $44 million of bonds at legal rates, appoint a Citizens Oversight Committee and perform audits to ensure the proper use of bond funds to benefit students and the community without increasing the current tax rate?

Measure C. School Bonds -- Walnut Creek School District (55% approval required)
11,876 / 64.9% Yes votes ...... 6,414 / 35.1% No votes
To improve school facilities, including updating safety and security systems, building a new library at the middle school, improving building exteriors and grounds for safety, updating the technology infrastructure and renovating fields, shall the Walnut Creek School District issue $20 million in bonds at rates within the legal limits, and appoint an Independent Citizens Oversight Committee to monitor all bond expenditures?

Measure D. Business License Tax -- City of Brentwood (simple majority required to pass)
4,216 / 62.7% Yes votes ...... 2,507 / 37.3% No votes
Shall the City of Brentwood amend the Business License Tax and Regulations, as set forth in Ordinance No. 707?

Measure E. Amend Land Use Designation -- City of Clayton (simple majority required to pass)
1,175 / 24.1% Yes votes ...... 3,697 / 75.9% No votes
Shall a Resolution be adopted which will amend the text of the Clayton General Plan Land Use Element to add "service station" to the list of permitted uses in the Town Center Commercial Lane Use Designation?

Measure F. Transient Occupancy Tax -- City of Lafayette (simple majority required to pass)
6,117 / 61.7% Yes votes ...... 3,795 / 38.3% No votes
Shall the City Council increase the rate of the transient occupancy tax from 8% of the rent charged to 9 1/2% for general government services?

Measure G. Appoint City Clerk -- City of Pinole (simple majority required to pass)
2,524 / 57.3% Yes votes ...... 1,879 / 42.7% No votes
Shall the office of City Clerk be appointive?

Measure H. Change Election Year and Extend Council Terms -- City of San Ramon (simple majority required to pass)
6,209 / 46.0% Yes votes ...... 7,275 / 54.0% No votes
Shall the general municipal election be held on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November of each even numbered year?

Measure J. Tax -- City of Richmond (simple majority required to pass)
9,549 / 54.8% Yes votes ...... 7,891 / 45.2% No votes
In order to provide additional funds to help preserve vital City services such as police, fire, emergency medical, library, recreation, local street maintenance and for other general governmental purposes, shall the ordinance to increase the utility users tax from eight percent (8%) to ten percent (10%) be adopted?

Measure K. Date Officiers Take Office -- City of Richmond (simple majority required to pass)
10,258 / 62.8% Yes votes ...... 6,065 / 37.2% No votes
Shall the Charter of the City of Richmond be amended to change the date in which the Mayor and City Councilmembers take office from the second Monday in November to the second Tuesday in January following an election, as set forth in Section 1 of Exhibit A of City Council Resolutions No. 95-02 on file in the office of the City Clerk?

Measure L. Consolidate Even Years -- City of Richmond (simple majority required to pass)
8,993 / 55.8% Yes votes ...... 7,129 / 44.2% No votes
Shall the Charter of the City or Richmond be amended to change the election dates for the Mayor and Councilmembers from November in odd-numbered years to November in even-numbered years commencing in November, 2004, and to increase by one year the terms of the Mayor and City Councilmembers who are currently in office, as specifically set forth in Section 1 of Exhibit A of City Council Resolution No. 94-02 on file in the office of the City Clerk?

Measure M. Appropriations Limit -- County Service Area R-7, Zone A (simple majority required to pass)
2,167 / 46.2% Yes votes ...... 2,523 / 53.8% No votes
Shall the appropriations limit under California Article XII-B for County Service Area R-7A be increased to $675,000 and adjusted for changes in the cost-of-living and population, with the increase effective for the fiscal years 2002/2003 through 2005/2006 (inclusive) to provide for the expenditure of funds that will be available to the Service Area during the stated fiscal years?

Measure N. Tax Increase -- Moraga-Orinda Fire Protection District (2/3 approval required)
4,816 / 61.9% Yes votes ...... 2,968 / 38.1% No votes
Shall the existing 1997 Moraga-Orinda Fire District Orinda Service Zone special fire flow tax authorized for fire suppression protection and emergency services be amended to increase the maximum tax rate from 6 to 18 cents, with the additional 12 cents to be used exclusively to remedy fire suppression deficiencies in specified portions of the East Bay Municipal Utility District water delivery system, which increase shall terminate upon correction and payment for the identified deficiencies?

Measure AA. Parcel Tax -- Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (2/3 approval required)
To protect esential public transportation services provided by AC Transit, includig bus services for school children, seniors and people with disabilities, ensure the safety and security of transit passengers, help reduce traffic congestion on local streets and freeways, and reduce air pollution, shall the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District be authorized to levy annually for five years only a tax of $24 per parcel, and appoint an independent fiscal oversight committee of community representatives?

Measure BB. Bond -- San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (2/3 approval required)
To protect public safety, preserve mobility for Bay Area residents and keep traffic moving in the event of a major earthquake, shall the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Trasit District be authorized to issue bonds not to exceed $1.05 billion to seismically retrofit, strengthen, improve and replace BART facilities serving Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco Counties, and establish an independent citizens' oversight committee to review and report bond expenditures to the public?

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