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Los Angeles County, CA June 3, 2008 Election
Directory of Los Angeles County, CA Measures
County Results as of Jun 25 2:10pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (4,783/4,783)
20.2% Countywide Voter Turnout ( 812,308/4,027,819)

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Measure A. School Improvement -- Centinela Valley Union High School District (Parcel Tax - 2/3 Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 5,248 / 56.44% Yes votes ...... 4,051 / 43.56% No votes
To attract and retain qualified teachers; reduce class size; maintain libraries; upgrade computer and science labs; improve academics including music, arts, math, science, English, and other courses students need to qualify for college admission; and improve school safety/security; shall the Centinela Valley Union High School District levy an education parcel tax at $.04 per square foot for nine years, exempting seniors, with no money used for administrative costs and an independent citizen’s oversight committee to audit use of funds?

Measure C. Utility User Tax Extension -- City of Covina (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 3,745 / 65.13% Yes votes ...... 2,005 / 34.87% No votes
Shall the City of Covina extend for only 10 years its existing 6% Utility Users Tax, with no rate increase, requiring annual financial audits, and ensuring all funds collected remain in Covina, to continue funding vital city services including: police, fire and paramedic services; street and lighting maintenance; and services for senior citizens, the library, and parks and recreation programs?

Measure E. School Improvement -- Hermosa Beach City Elementary School District (Parcel Tax - 2/3 Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 1,858 / 47.03% Yes votes ...... 2,093 / 52.97% No votes
Improving Educational Opportunities. To maintain high quality education for Hermosa’s schools, support classroom instruction, maintain and create small class sizes, and preserve educational programs, shall Hermosa Beach City School District levy a parcel tax for Two Hundred Fifty-Seven Dollars ($257) per assessor parcel per year, not to exceed a 5% annual increase, for five (5) years, with exemptions available for seniors and disabled persons, a citizens’ oversight committee, accountability measures and all funds being used locally?

Measure H. Improving Educational Opportunities -- Hawthorne Elementary School District (School Bond - 55% Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 2,481 / 61.89% Yes votes ...... 1,528 / 38.11% No votes
Shall the Hawthorne School District be authorized to issue $20,000,000 in bonds at legal interest rates to acquire, construct, and improve local schools, including security improvements throughout the District to reduce vandalism, additional classrooms and athletic fields at the charter high school, and gymnasiums for student and community use, with a citizens’ oversight committee, annual audits, and NO money for salaries, administration, and overhead?

Measure M. School Improvement -- Los Nietos Elementary School District (55% Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 738 / 71.72% Yes votes ...... 291 / 28.28% No votes
To acquire, construct and modernize school facilities, shall the Los Nietos School District be authorized to upgrade classrooms and security, improve student safety and school sites, renovate outdated restrooms, and replace roofs by issuing up to $31,140,000 in bonds at legal interest rates, with annual audits, a citizens’ oversight and no money for overhead or administrator salaries?

Measure P. The South Gate Vital City Services Measure -- City of South Gate (Sales Tax Increase)
2,659 / 74.40% Yes votes ...... 915 / 25.60% No votes
To preserve public safety and prevent significant cuts to City services, by funding general City services such as hiring additional police officers, maintaining youth anti-gang and anti-drug programs, after-school parks and recreation services, graffiti removal, maintaining neighborhood parks, fixing potholes and City streets, and other essential City services, shall the City sales tax be increased by one cent with guaranteed independent annual financial audits, expenditure reports, and citizens’ financial oversight? Para preservar seguridad publica y prevenir recortes significativos a servicios Municipales, con financiamiento general a servicios Municipales tales como emplear mas oficiales de policía, mantener programas juveniles antipandillas y antidrogas, servicios de parques y recreación para horas después de escuela, eliminación de grafito, mantenimiento de parques de la comunidad, arreglar baches y calles de la Ciudad, y otros servicios esenciales Municipales, deberá ser aumentado el impuesto de ventas de la ciudad por un centavo con auditorias financieras independientes anuales garantizadas, reportes de gastos, y vigilancia financiera de ciudadanos?

Measure T. Utility User Tax Ratification and Update -- City of Torrance (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 10,716 / 56.22% Yes votes ...... 8,346 / 43.78% No votes
Shall an ordinance be adopted to ratify and update Torrance’s existing telephone utility users’ tax, to continue to maintain such essential city services as police, fire, street repair, parks, libraries, recreation programs and other services that are presently paid for from the city’s general fund; provided that the present tax rate will not change; low-income seniors and disabled persons will remain exempt; and independent annual audits will be required?

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