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Contra Costa County, CA November 7, 2006 Election
Directory of Contra Costa County, CA Measures
County Results as of Dec 4 7:35am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (1,032/1032)
63.4% Countywide Voter Turnout (308,206/486,441)

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Measure J. Bond -- Pittsburg Unified School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 7,288 / 74.12% Yes votes ...... 2,545 / 25.88% No votes
To build new classrooms at Pittsburg high schools, emphasize science, technology, and vocational rooms, separate ninth and tenth grade classrooms and facilities, upgrade cafeteria and library, renovate restrooms, and upgrade electrical and plumbing systems, shall Pittsburg Unified School District be authorized to repair, replace, construct and renovate school facilities and equipment and issue $85,000,000 in bonds at legal interest rates with no funds for administrator salaries and an independent oversight committee to monitor all bond expenditures?

Measure K. Bond -- Liberty Union High School District (55% Approval Required)
Fail: 12,156 / 53.21% Yes votes ...... 10,689 / 46.79% No votes
To build a fourth high school to prevent overcrowding at Liberty, Freedom and Heritage High Schools, build new classrooms, science and computer labs at Liberty High School, build a theater at Freedom High School, and acquire land for a fifth high school, shall Liberty Union High School District be authorized to repair, replace, acquire, construct and renovate school facilities and issue $85,000,000 in bonds at legal interest rates and create an Independent Citizens Oversight Committee to monitor bondexpenditures?

Measure L. Urban Limit Line -- County of Contra Costa (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 164,426 / 63.75% Yes votes ...... 93,490 / 36.25% No votes
Shall the voters amend the Contra Costa County General Plan (2005-2020) and the County's 65/35 Land Preservation Plan Ordinance (County Ordinance Code, Chapter 82-1) to: (i) extend the term of the County's Urban Limit Line to the Year 2026; (ii) require voter approval to expand the line by more than 30 acres; (iii) adopt a new Urban Limit Line Map; and (iv) establish new review procedures?

Measure M. Retirement Board Ordinance -- County of Contra Costa (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 143,935 / 59.22% Yes votes ...... 99,133 / 40.78% No votes
Shall Ordinance No. 2006-40 of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors be adopted to authorize the alternate member appointed by the Board of Supervisors to the Contra Costa County Employees' Retirement Association Board of Retirement to serve as the alternate for a County Supervisor member of the Board of Retirement?

Measure N. Change Term of Mayor -- City of Brentwood (Advisory Vote Only)
8,267 / 68.28% Yes votes ...... 3,841 / 31.72% No votes
Shall the term of office of mayor be four years?

Measure O. Park Funding Special Tax -- City of Clayton (2/3 Approval Required)
Pass: 3,514 / 70.59% Yes votes ...... 1,464 / 29.41% No votes

Shall the Downtown Park's annual operation and maintenance expenses be funded for a period of 10 years by the formation of a citywide Community Facilities District with an initial appropriations limit of $100,600 and an annual levy of special taxes?

Measure P. Police Services Parcel Tax -- City of Lafayette (2/3 Approval Required)
Fail: 6,753 / 60.60% Yes votes ...... 4,390 / 39.40% No votes
To better protect the health, welfare and safety of Lafayette citizens by hiring additional police officers and purchasing equipment for the Police Department, shall the City be authorized to collect a parcel tax not to exceed $64 per year per residential equivalent unit for five years; with funds deposited into a restricted account and overseen by an independent citizen's oversight committee guaranteeing that the money cannot be used for other purposes?

Measure Q. Bond Measure -- City of Orinda (2/3 Approval Required)
Fail: 6,043 / 64.38% Yes votes ...... 3,344 / 35.62% No votes
To repair damaged roads; fix potholes; improve driver and pedestrian safety; improve children's safety near schools; replace fire hydrants and pipes, ensuring adequate water flow for firefighting; and repair collapsing storm drains to prevent flooding; shall the City of Orinda issue $59.1 million in bonds for the improvement of roadways, storm drains and water mains, with annual financial audits and no money for new City staff?

Measure R. Appointive City Treasurer -- City of Pinole (Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 2,223 / 41.90% Yes votes ...... 3,082 / 58.10% No votes
Shall the office of City Treasurer be appointive?

Measure S. Transaction & Use Tax -- City of Pinole (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 3,308 / 59.65% Yes votes ...... 2,238 / 40.35% No votes
Shall an ordinance be adopted enacting a local half-cent transaction and use (sales) tax to preserve and improve essential City services, including, but not limited to public safety, as well as street and storm drain repair?

Measure T. Amend Business License -- City of Richmond (Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 8,244 / 42.32% Yes votes ...... 11,238 / 57.68% No votes
Shall the Richmond Business License Act be adopted effective January 1, 2007, which will levy a new tax on manufacturing, including oil refining, equal to 1/8% of the value of the raw materials used in the manufacturing process per year, increase most other categories of business taxes by 10% with certain other adjustments, and annually tax landlords at up to $90 per unit for residential non-residential property?

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