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Sonoma County, CA November 7, 2006 Election
Directory of Sonoma County, CA Measures
County Results as of Nov 22 4:22pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (470/470)
75.5% Countywide Voter Turnout (177,328/234,891)

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Measure A. Tax -- Shoreline Joint Unified School District (Qualified Special Tax Assessment for Educational Programs - 2/3 Approval Required)
Fail: 640 / 61.4% Yes votes ...... 403 / 38.6% No votes
To maintain existing school programs and improve the quality of education; to provide funds to buy updated textbooks and materials for math, reading, and writing courses; and to enhance critical computer science, library, and arts programs, shall the Shoreline Unified School District extend the existing $151.82 a year parcel tax, increasing annually at 4%, for no more than six years?

Measure F. Tax -- County of Sonoma (Open Space, Clean Water and Farmland Protection Measure - 2/3 Approval Required)
Pass: 126,570 / 75.7% Yes votes ...... 40,528 / 24.3% No votes
To preserve natural lands from development; protect working farms and ranches; protect drinking water sources; improve water quality in lakes, rivers and streams; create and improve parks and trails; and preserve the coastline and beaches, shall the current quarter-cent sales tax, funding the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District, be continued for twenty years, and bonds authorized to finance projects, with required independent audits and citizen oversight without increasing taxes?

Measure G. Transient Occupancy Tax -- City of Cotati (Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 902 / 36.0% Yes votes ...... 1,604 / 64.0% No votes
Shall the ordinance increasing the Transient Occupancy Tax from ten (10) percent to twelve (12) percent be adopted?

Measure H. Advisory Vote -- City of Petaluma (Casino - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 16,389 / 79.2% Yes votes ...... 4,294 / 20.8% No votes
Shall the Petaluma City Council take all lawful steps to oppose gaming on approximately 277 acres of land south of Petaluma between Highway 101 and the Petaluma River opposite Kastania Road, including: opposing the United States placing such property into trust for the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians; and urging all other governmental officials with authority concerning gaming on such property to oppose such gaming consistent with the will of the voters?

Measure I. Tax -- Gold Ridge Fire Protection District (2/3 Approval Required)
4,793 / 66.6% Yes votes ...... 2,407 / 33.4% No votes
Shall Ordinance No. 06-07-1-R of the Gold Ridge Fire Protection District (i) authorizing it to impose and levy a new special tax having a maximum rate of $40.00 per first dwelling and $20 per additional dwelling for residential property and $80 per first business and $40 per additional business for commercial property to assist in meeting costs of providing services and exercising other rights and powers, and (ii) increasing appropriations limit to permit spending tax revenues be approved?

Measure J. Tax -- Rancho Adobe Fire Protection District (2/3 Approval Required)
Fail: 4,585 / 64.0% Yes votes ...... 2,574 / 36.0% No votes
Shall the Rancho Adobe Fire Protection District levy a maximum special tax of $6.25 per unit of risk each year for 15 years (through fiscal year 2021-22) to repay bonds issued for its Community Facilities District No. 2006-1 to finance purchase and rehabilitation of fire equipment and facilities (including 5 new fire trucks and repairs to the District's three fire stations), and shall the maximum bond amount and appropriations limit be $2,100,000?

Measure K. Tax -- Windsor Fire Protection District (2/3 Approval Required)
Pass: 6,537 / 69.3% Yes votes ...... 2,895 / 30.7% No votes
Shall Windsor Fire Protection District Ordinance No. 2006-01 be approved authorizing the District to, (a) impose and levy an additional special tax with a maximum rate (subject to adjustment for inflation) of $.04/sq. ft. for residential properties, from $.05 to $.09/sq. ft. for commercial and industrial properties, and $36 for mobile home spaces and vacant parcels, and (b) increase its appropriations limit?

Measure R. Quarter Cent Sales Tax -- Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit District (2/3 Approval Required)
Pass: 118,382 / 70.1% Yes votes ...... 50,505 / 29.9% No votes
Shall an ordinance be adopted authorizing the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) to construct, operate, and maintain a passenger rail project and bicycle/pedestrian pathway on publicly owned right-of-way, from Cloverdale in Sonoma County, to Larkspur in Marin County, with a connection to the Larkspur - San Francisco ferry; imposing a 1/4 cent sales tax for 20 years; establishing a Citizens Oversight Committee; and establishing an annual spending cap?

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