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Orange County, CA November 4, 2014 Election
Directory of Orange County, CA Measures
County Results as of Dec 28 11:40am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (1863/1863)
45.0% Countywide Voter Turnout (640,358/1,424,216)

Measures
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Measure E. Authorize Fair Political Practices Commission to Enforce County Campaign Finance Rules -- County of Orange (ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 300,263 / 56.6% Yes votes ...... 229,970 / 43.4% No votes
Shall the Orange County Campaign Reform Ordinance be amended to authorize the Fair Political Practices Commission to be the civil prosecutor of the Ordinance and to add administrative enforcement to the Ordinance?

Measure G. Prohibit Supervisor Election Loser From Taking Office As Supervisor -- County of Orange (Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 377,106 / 70.6% Yes votes ...... 157,394 / 29.4% No votes
Shall the Charter of the County of Orange be amended to change the method for filling vacancies on the Board of Supervisors?

Measure H. Classroom and School Safety Bond Measure -- Anaheim Union High School District (Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 30,238 / 59.1% Yes votes ...... 20,939 / 40.9% No votes
To improve neighborhood schools, by repairing classrooms and labs, including leaky roofs, decaying walls, deteriorating restrooms, and accessibility for disabled students; upgrading basic infrastructure and utilities, including drinking water, sewer, and gas; enhancing safety and security, including fire safety and security systems; and acquiring, upgrading, and constructing 21st century classrooms, schools, sites, and support facilities, shall Anaheim Union High School District issue $249 million of bonds at legal rates, with audits, citizen oversight, and no funds for administrator salaries?

Measure I. Improve Our Excellent Local High Schools -- Fullerton Joint Union High School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Pass: 25,415 / 58.6% Yes votes ...... 17,938 / 41.4% No votes
   23,257 (59.0%) Yes / 16,191 (41.0%) No in Orange County
   2,158 (55.26%) Yes / 1,747 (44.74%) No in Los Angeles County
Shall the Fullerton Joint Union High School District (the "District") be authorized to sell up to $175,000,000 in bonds of the District for the specific school facilities projects listed in the Bond Project List established by the District, as described in the proposition?

Measure J. Fullerton/Cypress Colleges Repair and Student/ Veteran Job Training -- North Orange County Community College District (Bond - 55% Approval Required)
84,780 / 55.0% Yes votes ...... 69,338 / 45.0% No votes
   82,751 (55.1%) Yes / 67,420 (44.9%) No in Orange County
   2,029 (51.41%) Yes / 1,918 (48.59%) No in Los Angeles County
To upgrade nursing, science, technology, engineering, math/technical job training facilities, repair decaying walls/leaky roofs, update outdated computer technology, fire safety/electrical systems, ensure disabled accessibility, repair, construct, acquire facilities, sites/equipment so local students/returning veterans are prepared for universities/jobs, shall North Orange County Community College District issue $574,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, with audits, oversight and NO money for administrators' salaries, pensions or Sacramento?

Measure K. Critical Upgrades and Repairs for Quality High Schools -- Orange Unified School District (Bond - 55% Approval Required)
Fail: 25,992 / 54.6% Yes votes ...... 21,613 / 45.4% No votes
To repair or replace aging, outdated high school classrooms/science labs with safe, modern facilities and maintain the quality of education, upgrade career-training facilities, libraries, and computer systems to keep pace with technology, improve student safety/campus security, acquire, construct, repair schools, facilities/equipment to provide students with the education and training needed to succeed in college/careers, shall Orange Unified School District issue $296 million in bonds at legal rates, with independent citizen oversight, no money for administrator salaries, and all money staying local?

Measure L. Require City Council Members Be Residents of and Elected By Districts -- City of Anaheim (Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 30,873 / 68.8% Yes votes ...... 13,981 / 31.2% No votes
Shall the proposed Charter Amendment be adopted to change the method of electing City Council members (except the Mayor) by amending the City Charter to require: (i) City Council member election from residency districts by voters of that district; (ii) the City Council to establish and periodically adjust district boundaries, and (iii) amendments to the Charter for City Council eligibility and filling vacancies? This Charter amendment measure does not give the Council the power to raise its compensation or that of city officials without voter approval.

Measure M. Increase City Council Members to Six -- City of Anaheim (Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 23,752 / 54.2% Yes votes ...... 20,103 / 45.8% No votes
Shall the City Charter be amended to increase the number of City Council members from four (plus the Mayor) to six (plus the Mayor); provide for election to fill newly created Council seats and thereafter stagger Council terms so that every two years, three of the Council members stand for election; and amend the City Charter to reflect the increase in Council membership in various provisions where there is a Council decision or action requiring a specified number of Council member votes? This amendment does not give the City Council power to raise its compensation or that of other City officials without voter approval.

Measure N. Anaheim Local Services -- City of Anaheim (Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 21,413 / 49.9% Yes votes ...... 21,535 / 50.1% No votes
Shall the City Charter be amended to: update language regarding financial reserves, reaffirm and authorize the transfer of money to the City's general fund to support general City services pursuant to Article XIII C, section 2, subdivision (b) of the California Constitution, remove unnecessary language that duplicates a requirement of the California Constitution, and authorize programs to assist non-residential and residential customers? This amendment does not give the City Council power to raise its compensation or that of other City officials without voter approval.

Measure O. Proposed Charter Establishing Home Rule -- City of Costa Mesa (Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 6,994 / 36.7% Yes votes ...... 12,084 / 63.3% No votes
Shall the City of Costa Mesa establish home rule by adopting the proposed charter as approved by the City Council?

Measure P. Should Toll Lanes Be Built on the I-405 Freeway? -- City of Costa Mesa (Advisory - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 10,558 / 54.5% Yes votes ...... 8,806 / 45.5% No votes
Do you agree with the Costa Mesa City Council, which unanimously opposes the establishment of toll lanes on the I-405 Freeway in Orange County?

Measure Q. Rezones 9470 Moody St. From PS-1A to PC-14 In Compliance With Measure D -- City of Cypress (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 5,212 / 47.8% Yes votes ...... 5,686 / 52.2% No votes
Shall the ordinance ADOPTING ZONE CHANGE NO. 2014-03 AND THE HARMONY 2015 SPECIFIC PLAN, CHANGING THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 9470 MOODY STREET FROM PS-1A PUBLIC & SEMI-PUBLIC TO PC PLANNED COMMUNITY (PC-14) be approved?

Measure R. Rezones 6.8 Acres At 8721 Cypress Ave. From PS-1A to PC-13 In Compliance With Measure D -- City of Cypress (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 6,272 / 56.9% Yes votes ...... 4,747 / 43.1% No votes
Shall the ordinance ADOPTING ZONE CHANGE NO. 2014-02 AND THE MACKAY PLACE SPECIFIC PLAN, CHANGING THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF 6.8 ACRES OF THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 8721 CYPRESS AVENUE FROM PS-1A PUBLIC & SEMI-PUBLIC TO PC PLANNED COMMUNITY (PC-13) be approved?

Measure S. Hotel & Transient Occupancy Tax Increase -- City of Fountain Valley (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 5,850 / 39.5% Yes votes ...... 8,945 / 60.5% No votes
Shall the transient occupancy tax of the City of Fountain Valley be increased from the current 9% to 10%?

Measure T. Safe and Sane Fireworks -- City of Huntington Beach (Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 31,512 / 61.4% Yes votes ...... 19,796 / 38.6% No votes
Shall it be lawful to possess, sell, display, use or discharge within the City, those fireworks that are defined and classified as Safe and Sane Fireworks (a.k.a. "state-approved fireworks") in the California State Fireworks Law (Sections 12500 et seq. of the Health and Safety Code and the relevant sections of Code of Regulations Title 19, Subchapter 6) subject to regulation by City Council?

Measure V. Orange County Great Park Fiscal Transparency and Reforms Act -- City of Irvine (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 34,846 / 88.7% Yes votes ...... 4,430 / 11.3% No votes
Shall the Orange County Great Park Fiscal Transparency and Reforms Ordinance be adopted?

Measure W. Term Limits -- City of Irvine (Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 29,361 / 74.6% Yes votes ...... 9,986 / 25.4% No votes
Shall the ordinance specifying lifetime term limits for City Council members and for the Mayor be adopted?

Measure X. Establishing A Three-Term Term Limit for the Mayor and City Council Members -- City of Lake Forest (Initiative Measure - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 12,534 / 77.2% Yes votes ...... 3,693 / 22.8% No votes
Shall the Ordinance of the City of Lake Forest which would add Section 2.04.080 to the Lake Forest Municipal Code be adopted? Section 2.04.080 would establish a three four-year term limit for the Mayor and City Council Members.

Measure Y. Amendment of the Newport Beach General Plan, Land Use Element -- City of Newport Beach (General Plan Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 8,180 / 30.8% Yes votes ...... 18,401 / 69.2% No votes
Shall the Land Use Element of the General Plan be amended to reduce non-residential development, such as office, retail, and visitor accommodations, currently authorized under the existing General Plan, but allow for more residential development. Also, average daily vehicle trips are expected to be reduced.

Measure Z. Initiative to Change Zoning Classification of Former Nissan Site -- City of Rancho Santa Margarita (Initiative - Majority Approval Required)
Fail: 5,149 / 45.4% Yes votes ...... 6,183 / 54.6% No votes
Shall the proposed initiative be adopted to change the zoning of the site of the former Nissan automobile dealership located at 29901 Santa Margarita Parkway in the City of Rancho Santa Margarita from a classification of Auto Center/Auto Center Overlay ("AC/AC-O") to Commercial General/ Auto Center Overlay ("CG/AC-O")?

Measure AA. Modernization of Utility User Tax -- City of Santa Ana (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 24,845 / 75.7% Yes votes ...... 7,955 / 24.3% No votes
Shall the ordinance authorizing an amendment to the City's Utility Users Tax (`'UUT") Ordinance (Santa Ana Municipal Code, Chapter 35, Article VI) be approved? This measure will 1) modernize the City's UUT as it relates to telecommunications; 2) will reduce the UUT across the board from the rate of six percent (6%) down to five and one-half percent (5%) of all charges made for telecommunication, electricity, gas and water services; and 3) eliminates exemptions, including a maximum tax cap of $11,000 so that all taxpayers are treated equally?

Measure BB. City Establishment of Medical Marijuana Collectives -- City of Santa Ana (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 22,147 / 65.9% Yes votes ...... 11,482 / 34.1% No votes
Shall the ordinance amending chapter 18 of the municipal code to delete and replace article xiii, to delete section 41-121, delete subsection (b) of section 41-144, and amend article xii of chapter 21 by adding sections 21-126, 21-127, 21-128, 21-129 and 21-130 to regulate the establishment, operation and taxation of medical marijuana collectives and cooperatives be adopted?

Measure CC. Medical Cannabis Restriction and Limitation Initiative -- City of Santa Ana (Initiative - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 18,090 / 54.7% Yes votes ...... 14,987 / 45.3% No votes
Shall the Medical Cannabis Restriction and Limitation Initiative ordinance seeking 1) to eliminate an existing City ordinance prohibiting the sale of medical marijuana from store-front dispensaries and 2) to replace it with a new ordinance which does all of the following: 1) Permits medical marijuana collectives and cooperatives in the C1, C4, C5, M1 and P& C-SM zones; 2) Requires an administrative registration process; 3) Requires payment of a business tax of $20.00 for each $1,000 of gross receipts; 4) Prohibits collectives and cooperatives in all residential zones; 5) Prohibits collectives and cooperatives from locating within 600 feet of public and private K-12th grade schools; 6) Establishes a formula of one (1) collective or cooperative for every 15,000 people, but in no case shall there be less than 22 collectives/ cooperatives; 7) Requires lighting and alarm systems for security; 8) Prohibits collectives and cooperatives from also possessing an Alcohol and Beverage Control license; 9) Contains signage restrictions; and 10) Requires compliance with the 2008 Attorney General Guidelines for the Security and Non-Diversion of Marijuana Grown for Medical Use be adopted?

Measure DD. Utility User Tax (UUT) Modernization/Tax Reduction -- City of Seal Beach (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 7,418 / 80.2% Yes votes ...... 1,833 / 19.8% No votes
Shall the City's Utility User Tax ("UUT") be lowered and the UUT ordinance be modernized to apply equally to all telecommunication services regardless of the type of technology used be approved?

Measure EE. Appoint the City Clerk -- City of Seal Beach (Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 4,772 / 52.3% Yes votes ...... 4,350 / 47.7% No votes
Shall the City Charter be amended to specify that the position of City Clerk would be appointed, not elected? The City Council will have the option of determining whether the City Council or the City Manager would have the authority to appoint the City Clerk.

Measure GG. Public Safety and Essential City Services Protection -- City of Stanton (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 2,543 / 54.9% Yes votes ...... 2,092 / 45.1% No votes
Shal an ordinance adding Chapter 3.05 to the stanton municipal code to impose a transactions and use tax to be administered by the State Board of Equalization be adopted?

Measure HH. Increase In Hotel Room Tax -- City of Tustin (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 5,724 / 52.9% Yes votes ...... 5,102 / 47.1% No votes
Shall an ordinance amending sections 2702 and 2703 of Chapter 7 of Article 2 of the Tustin city code concerning the uniform transient occupancy tax be adopted?

Measure II. Safe & Sane Fireworks -- City of Villa Park (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 1,436 / 56.4% Yes votes ...... 1,109 / 43.6% No votes
Shall the measure to permit the purchase, sale, and use of Safe and Sane Fireworks in the City, subject to the rules and regulations established by the City Council be adopted? Specifically, this ballot measure proposes to add Section 11-2.05 to Article 11-2 of the Villa Park Municipal Code, which would permit the purchase, sale, and use of Safe and Sane Fireworks in the City subject to the rules and regulations established by the City Council.

Measure JJ. Eliminating Pension and Health Care Benefits for Future City Council Member Terms -- City of Yorba Linda (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Pass: 16,061 / 85.5% Yes votes ...... 2,714 / 14.5% No votes
Shall the ordinance eliminating future City Council member pension and health care benefits be adopted?

 
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