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Santa Clara County, CA November 8, 2022 Election
Directory of Santa Clara County, CA Measures
County Results as of Aug 8 2:34pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (754/754)
54.5% Countywide Voter Turnout (550602/1009422)

Measures
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Measure A. Zoning Amendment -- City of Morgan Hill (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 11279 / 72.93% Yes votes ...... 4187 / 27.07% No votes
Shall the ordinance, changing zoning regulations throughout the City of Morgan Hill to prohibit buildings with characteristics that could be used for new storage and distribution uses in all areas of the City be adopted?

Measure B. General Plan Amendment -- City of Morgan Hill (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 11768 / 75.42% Yes votes ...... 3836 / 24.58% No votes
Shall the measure, amending the City's General Plan to require voter approval of any future Monterey Road lane reduction be adopted?

Measure C. Term Limit Ordinance -- City of Saratoga (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 10357 / 76.72% Yes votes ...... 3142 / 23.28% No votes
Shall the City of Saratoga adopt an ordinance establishing term limits for members of the Saratoga City Council, limiting individuals to serving two terms and specifying the duration of various types of partial terms that are considered a term for the purposes of term limits?

Measure D. Charter Amendment -- City of Gilroy (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 9885 / 72.00% Yes votes ...... 3845 / 28.00% No votes
Shall the City of Gilroy Charter be amended to:
- Modify the bidding threshold from $35,000 to the amount authorized by California Public Contract Code Section 22032;
- Establish authority to procure for Design-Build and Best Value contracts;
- Allow modernization of public noticing?

Measure E. School Bond -- Patterson Joint Unified School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 3,435 / 60.7% Yes votes ...... 2,222 / 39.3% No votes
   3,422 (60.87%) Yes / 2,200 (39.13%) No in Stanislaus County
   13 (37.14%) Yes / 22 (62.86%) No in Santa Clara County
To expand vocational career and technical education facilities; increase labs and training sites to prepare students for college and future jobs; and build new classrooms to relieve overcrowding; shall Patterson Joint Unified School District's bond authorizing $74 million be approved with legal rates, projected levies below $57/ $100,000 of assessed valuation (generating $3.9 million/ year while bonds are outstanding), annual audits, independent oversight and all funds spent locally with no money taken by the State and spent elsewhere?

Measure F. Term Limit Ordinance -- City of Milpitas (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 12786 / 78.68% Yes votes ...... 3465 / 21.32% No votes
Shall an ordinance be adopted amending the Milpitas Municipal Code to shorten Councilmember terms limits by establishing for both Councilmembers and Mayor, effective with the November 8, 2022 General Municipal Election, a ten consecutive year limit on combined Mayoral and City Councilmember service, with a six year limit on Mayoral service, followed by a two-year "cooling off" period, during which a person may not serve as Mayor or a Councilmember?

Measure G. No Tax Increase/Services Protection Measure -- City of Santa Clara (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 24643 / 84.19% Yes votes ...... 4629 / 15.81% No votes
To protect essential services without raising taxes, such as 9-1-1 response; police patrols, fire protection; street/storm drain repair, and maintaining reliable local utility service; shall Section 1320 of the Charter continuing the annual budget transfer of funds from City utilities to the general fund at 5% of gross receipts until ended by voters, generating approximately $30,000,000 annually, with independent audits, all funds local, be reaffirmed/adopted?

Measure H. Business License Update/Tax Equity Measure -- City of Santa Clara (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 17329 / 59.50% Yes votes ...... 11797 / 40.50% No votes
To protect Santa Clara's financial stability and maintain essential services such as 911 emergency/public safety/crime reduction services, safe/clean public areas, pothole repair, parks/libraries, shall an ordinance to increase Santa Clara's 1992 business license tax on businesses to $45 per employee and on landlords to $15 per rental unit, generating approximately $6,000,000 annually, until ended by voters, with independent financial audits, all funds staying local, be adopted?

Measure I. Charter Amendment -- City of San Jose (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 136560 / 58.03% Yes votes ...... 98766 / 41.97% No votes
Shall the City Charter be amended to add the City's ethics and elections commission (Board of Fair Campaign and Political Practices) to the Charter; remove requirements that members of the Planning, Civil Service, and Salary Setting Commissions be electors and/or citizens; remove gender-specific language; and require the City Council to adopt equity values, standards, and assessments in making certain decisions?

Measure J. Business License Taxes -- Town of Los Gatos (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 7034 / 53.27% Yes votes ...... 6170 / 46.73% No votes
Shall the measure to fund critical Town needs such as public safety by amending business license taxes, unchanged since 1991 while inflation increased 117% to increase flat taxes by 30% adjusted annually for inflation, Retailing gross receipts tax by 40%, and to add E-Commerce to the Manufacturing, Wholesaling, and Jobbing gross receipts tax schedule and increase that schedule by 120%, raising about $1,100,000 yearly for general fund purposes until ended by voters, be adopted?

Measure K. Local Business Tax -- City of Palo Alto (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 17311 / 67.00% Yes votes ...... 8525 / 33.00% No votes
Shall the measure to raise funds for public safety, affordable housing, rail crossing safety, homeless services, and general city services, by levying a tax on businesses in the City of Palo Alto at a monthly rate of 7.5 cents per square foot occupied by a business, up to $500,000 per business, with annual 2.5% adjustments for inflation and exemptions for grocery stores and businesses under 10,000 square feet, raising approximately $9.6 million annually for 35 years, be adopted?

Measure L. Natural Gas Utility General Fund Transfer -- City of Palo Alto (Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 19711 / 77.72% Yes votes ...... 5649 / 22.28% No votes
Shall the measure affirming the City of Palo Alto's existing and decades-old practice of annually transferring no more than 18% of the gross revenues from the City's natural gas utility (generated by the City's retail natural gas rates) to its general fund to support general city services such as roads; parks; libraries; climate change reduction; police, fire, emergency medical, and 9-1-1 response; providing approximately $7 million annually in existing revenues until ended by voters, be adopted?

Measure M. Parcel Tax -- Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary School District (2/3 Approval Required)
Pass: 1,716 / 67.3% Yes votes ...... 833 / 32.7% No votes
   344 (69.08%) Yes / 154 (30.92%) No in Santa Clara County
   1372 (66.89%) Yes / 679 (33.11%) No in Santa Cruz County
To provide Loma Prieta neighborhood elementary/middle school students with stable funding for current instruction in math, science, reading, technology, arts and other core curriculum; retain/recruit highly qualified teachers, and continue to support classroom technology needs, shall Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary School District's measure be approved establishing an annual parcel tax of $348 for 8 years, raising approximately $640,000 a year, with senior exemptions, independent citizen oversight, no funds for administrator's salaries, all funds staying in our local schools?

Measure N. School Bond -- East Side Union High School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 78303 / 66.63% Yes votes ...... 39215 / 33.37% No votes
With funds that cannot be taken by the State and spent elsewhere, shall East Side Union High School District's measure to expand career/ technical education facilities, renovate science labs and upgrade technology at Andrew Hill, Calero, Evergreen Valley, Foothill, Independence, James Lick, Mt. Pleasant, Oak Grove, Piedmont Hills, Santa Teresa, Silver Creek, Verba Buena and W.C. Overfelt High Schools be adopted, authorizing $572 million in bonds with legal rates, projected levies below 3/$100 of assessed valuation ($35.7 million/year through 2050), annual audits, independent oversight and no increase in tax rates?

Measure O. Parcel Tax -- Campbell Union High School District (2/3 Approval Required)
Pass: 51895 / 75.94% Yes votes ...... 16440 / 24.06% No votes
To continue funding academic/career-training programs in math, science, engineering, technology, arts and skilled trades that support college/career readiness; attract/retain qualified teachers/specialists; provide student mental health services and maintain manageable class sizes, shall the Campbell Union High School District measure renewing the expiring school parcel tax be adopted at the current rate of $85 per parcel (no increase), continuing $5,000,000 in annual school funding for 10 years, with senior exemptions and all money staying local?

Measure P. School Bond -- Oak Grove School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 18425 / 65.01% Yes votes ...... 9917 / 34.99% No votes
To modernize classrooms, increase student access to technology, upgrade science labs, make school safety and security improvements at all sites, improve support facilities, and provide a local match for State grants, shall Oak Grove School District's measure to issue $236,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, raising on average $13 million annually, with levies projected at 3 cents/ $100 of assessed valuation, with citizen oversight, annual audits, no funds for administrator salaries, and all for local schools, be adopted?

Measure R. School Bond -- Union School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 10104 / 63.10% Yes votes ...... 5909 / 36.90% No votes
To improve school health and safety systems; fix deteriorating roofs, plumbing, and electrical; remove asbestos/ lead pipes; and repair, acquire, construct classrooms, sites, science labs, facilities, equipment, and instructional technology that support student achievement in math, science, engineering, reading, arts and technology, shall Union School District's measure authorizing $128,000,000 in bonds at legal rates be adopted, levying 2/ $100 assessed value ($7,000,000 annually) while bonds are outstanding, with independent citizen oversight and all money locally controlled?

Measure S. School Bond -- Alum Rock Union Elementary School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 13352 / 71.28% Yes votes ...... 5381 / 28.72% No votes
To improve science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) classrooms; increase student access to computers and modern classroom technology; build below-market teacher/ staff rental housing; and improve student safety/ campus security; shall Alum Rock Union Elementary School District's measure authorizing $71.5 million of bonds be adopted (reauthorizing bonds previously approved in November 2012), with legal rates, projected levies less than 2/ $100 of assessed valuation (raising $4.4 million/ year while bonds are outstanding), annual audits and independent citizen oversight?

Measure T. School Bond -- Campbell Union School District (55% Approval Required)
Pass: 19034 / 69.12% Yes votes ...... 8503 / 30.88% No votes
To repair and upgrade local elementary/ middle schools, including science, technology, math classrooms/ labs; instructional technology infrastructure; fixing leaky roofs, wiring, plumbing and fire/ security systems; improved accessibility for students with disabilities; shall Campbell Union Elementary School District authorize $96,000,000 in bonds, levying up to $30/ $100,000 assess d value (projecting no increase in current tax rates), generating $5 million annually through term of bonds, with citizen oversight, audits, no funds for administrators, all funds for local elementary/ middle schools?

 
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