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NOTICE OF LOCAL MEASURES
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following measures will be voted upon by the qualified electors of the County of Monterey on Tuesday, November 8, 2016

HARTNELL COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
School Bond
(55% Voter Approval Required - Full Text)
Measure T
HARTNELL COLLEGE REPAIR, JOB TRAINING, IMPROVED ACCESS MEASURE. To repair/upgrade classrooms, expand local access to higher education/ training for high-wage jobs, including nursing, agriculture, science, technology/ engineering, by upgrading aging classrooms, technology, science labs, repairing outdated, deteriorating mechanical/electrical systems, improving veterans’ services, safety, security/ disabled access, removing asbestos, acquiring, constructing, repairing sites/facilities/equipment, shall Hartnell Community College District issue $167,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, requiring citizen oversight, independent audits, all funds used locally?

COALINGA-HURON JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT (Fresno County Lead)
School Bond
(55% voter approval required - Full Text)
Measure R
To improve the quality of education with funding that cannot be taken by the state; construct, renovate, and upgrade classrooms and school buildings; provide facilities for job training/career technical education; replace deteriorating plumbing and outdated HVAC systems; repair/replace leaky roofs; and make health, safety and security improvements; shall Coalinga-Huron Joint Unified School District issue $39,000,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, with annual audits, an independent citizens' oversight committee and NO money for teacher or administrative salaries?

SHANDON JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
School Bond
(55% Voter Approval Required - Full Text)
Measure K
To repair leaky pipes, deteriorating septic systems, aging roofs and inefficient heating/air-conditioning; upgrade portable classrooms; install emergency communication systems and remove asbestos; and qualify for State matching funds at Shandon Elementary, Parkfield Elementary and Shandon High Schools; shall Shandon Joint Unified School District issue $3.15 million of bonds with interest rates below legal limits, annual audits, independent citizens’ oversight, all funds spent locally and no money used for administrative salaries or taken by the State and spent elsewhere?

ALISAL UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT
School Bond
(2/3 Voter Approval Required - Full Text)
Measure M
To repair/modernize neighborhood school classrooms, facilities, and technology infrastructure supporting programs in reading, math, science and arts; improve disabled student access; repair/replace fire safety, plumbing and electrical systems; with funding that cannot be taken by the State; shall Alisal Union School District rebuild Fremont Elementary School and Alisal Community School and construct one new elementary school to relieve overcrowding and improve student learning; by issuing $70 million in bonds at legal rates, with independent oversight, and no money for administrators?

SAN ARDO UNION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT
School Bond
(2/3 Voter Approval Required - Full Text)
Measure N
To renovate, upgrade, construct and rebuild aging classrooms and school facilities including deteriorating electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems; renovate restrooms; upgrade fire alarms; and install wiring to support modern technology, shall San Ardo Union Elementary School District be authorized to issue $6.8 million of bonds with rates below legal limits, independent citizen oversight, financial audits, no funds for administrator salaries, and all funds spent on San Ardo School and not taken by the State and spent elsewhere?

San Miguel Joint Union School District
School Bond
(55% Voter Approval Required - Full Text)
Measure D
To repair, improve and equip Lillian Larsen and Cappy Culver Schools including new classrooms for technology, science and vocational training, security fencing for improved student safety, and upgraded heating/air conditioning systems, shall San Miguel Joint Union School District be authorized to issue $5.9 million of bonds with interest rates below legal limits, annual audits, independent citizens’ oversight, all funds spent locally and no money used for administrative salaries or taken by the State and spent elsewhere?

COUNTY OF MONTEREY
Commercial Cannabis Tax
(Majority Voter Approval Required - Full Text)
Measure Y
Shall the ordinance imposing a tax on commercial marijuana businesses in the unincorporated area of Monterey County only (not cities) up to a maximum of: $25 per square foot on cultivation with an annual adjustment by Consumer Price Index (CPI) thereafter; $5 per square foot on nurseries with annual CPI adjustment thereafter; and 10% of gross receipts on other marijuana business activities with no CPI, potentially generating millions of dollars annually to help fund County services, be adopted?

COUNTY OF MONTEREY
Oil And Gas Drilling Operations Initiative
(Majority Voter Approval Required - Full Text)
Measure Z
Shall an initiative amending the Monterey County General Plan, Local Coastal Program, and Fort Ord Master Plan to: (1) prohibit the use of land within the County’s unincorporated (non-city) areas for hydraulic fracturing treatments (“fracking”), acid well stimulation treatments, and other well stimulation treatments; (2) prohibit new and phase out existing land uses that utilize oil and gas wastewater injection and impoundment; and, (3) prohibit the drilling of new oil and gas wells in the County’s unincorporated areas be adopted?

CITY OF DEL REY OAKS
Cannabis Business Tax
(Majority Voter Approval Required)
Measure A
To protect the quality of life in the City of Del Rey Oaks and to fund essential city services such as police and fire, city programs, basic infrastructure and facilities, shall an ordinance be adopted to impose a tax of no more than 10% (5% when enacted) on gross receipts of cannabis (marijuana) businesses in the city, subject to audits, with anticipated revenue of $250,000, no termination date and with all funds staying local?

CITY OF DEL REY OAKS
Existing Sales Tax Extension
(Majority Voter Approval Required - Full Text)
Measure B
Shall an existing sales tax rate of one percent (1%), be extended for a period of not more than five (5) years, unless terminated sooner by the City Council, be adopted by the City of Del Rey Oaks, the proceeds of said tax to be utilized for general governmental purposes? The anticipated revenue of $300,000 annually is essential in continuing standard city services.

CITY OF KING
Commercial Cannabis Tax
(Majority Voter Approval Required)
Measure J
Shall a City of King Ordinance be adopted to tax lawful medical and nonmedical marijuana businesses at $25.00 per square foot for the first 5,000 square feet and $10.00 per square foot thereafter for cultivation; not to exceed $5.00 per square foot for nurseries; $30,000.00 each for manufacturing and testing facilities; and may be adjusted annually by CPI; which is estimated to generate $1 million to $2 million annually to fund City of King services with no termination date?

City Of Gonzales
Commercial Cannabis Tax
(Majority Voter Approval Required)
Measure W
Shall the City of Gonzales Municipal Code be amended to add a “Commercial Cannabis Tax” on cultivation and manufacturing of medical marijuana where permissible by state and local law? The cultivation tax will not exceed $25 per square foot subject to increases after the third year based on the consumer price index, while the manufacturing tax shall not exceed 15% of annual gross receipts, both with no termination date, generating estimated revenues of $1,365,000?

CITY OF GREENFIELD
Cannabis Business Tax
(Majority Voter Approval Required)
Measure O
Shall the City of Greenfield Municipal Code be amended to add a “Cannabis Business Tax” on cultivation, dispensaries, deliveries, distribution, manufacturing, nurseries, testing, and transportation of medical and nonmedical marijuana where legalized by state law; the cultivation tax shall not exceed ($25.00) per square foot; a CPI may be adjusted annually; all other cannabis activities shall be taxed at a rate not to exceed (10%); generating an estimated $2 million annually with no termination date?

CITY OF MARINA
Update Business License Tax
(Majority Voter Approval Required)
Measure U
MARINA BUSINESS LICENSE UPDATE MEASURE. To provide general city services such as: street and facility maintenance and fire, police, youth and senior services; shall the City of Marina update its 38 year old business license tax rates to 0.2% of gross receipts, so small businesses pay lower amounts than larger businesses; generating approximately $900,000 annually; continuing until ended by voters or reduced by City Council; and all funds controlled locally?

CITY OF MARINA
Charter Amendment
(Majority Voter Approval Required)
Measure V
Shall Section 1.04 be added to the Charter to provide for the direct election of the mayor to serve a term of four years, commencing with the 2018 general municipal election?

CITY OF MONTEREY
Telephone Users Tax
(Majority Voter Approval Required)
Measure G
TELEPHONE USERS TAX MODERNIZATION. To modernize the City’s existing 5% telephone users tax for non-residential users, and existing 2% rate for residential users, and to maintain funding for such essential City services as police, fire, streets, libraries and parks, shall the tax be extended to include wireless, internet, and other modern telecommunications without increasing the tax rate to raise approximately $560,000 per year for City services on an ongoing basis?

CITY OF MONTEREY
Business License Tax
(Majority Voter Approval Required)
Measure H
BUSINESS LICENSE TAX. To simplify the City’s existing business license tax and to fund essential City services such as police, fire, streets, libraries, and parks at current levels, shall the City amend the tax to assess rates equally amongst businesses regardless of function, imposing a minimum tax per business of $26 per year plus 0.15% of gross receipts over $25,000, thereby maintaining current annual revenues of approximately $3.2 million on an ongoing basis?

CITY OF MONTEREY
Charter Amendment
(Majority Voter Approval Required)
Measure I
LOCAL REGULATION OF CONTRACTS FOR PUBLIC WORKS. Shall the City of Monterey Charter be amended to: (1) disavow application of the California Public Contracts Code, (2) repeal requirements to competitively bid the construction of public improvements valued at $65,000 or more, and (3) delete provisions relating to emergency purchases and job order contracts, thereby allowing the City Council to regulate such matters by ordinance and streamlining purchasing and procurement activities?

City Of Pacific Grove
Admission Tax
(Majority Voter Approval Required)
Measure P
Shall Chapter 6.13 be added to the Pacific Grove Municipal Code to impose a five percent (5%) admission tax to enter or attend events or facilities within the City of Pacific Grove, including but not limited to attendance at an aquarium, sporting or athletic events, concerts, golf courses, marathons, motion pictures, museums, or organized activities, in accord with Resolution No. 16-045, which Chapter shall not sunset and shall have an annual yield approximating $4 million?

CITY OF SALINAS
Commercial Cannabis Tax
(Majority Voter Approval Required)
Measure L
Shall the ordinance imposing a tax on commercial cannabis businesses for medical and nonmedical marijuana where permissible by state and local law be adopted with the tax on cultivation activities not to exceed $25.00 per square foot and adjusted annually by a CPI and the tax rate on dispensaries, manufacturing, and delivery not to exceed 10% of annual gross receipts, potentially generating $1-$2 million dollars annually to help fund City services with no termination date?

City Of Soledad
Transient Occupancy Tax
(Majority Voter Approval Required)
Measure F
Shall Section 3.16.020 of Chapter 3.16 of the Soledad Municipal Code be amended to increase the existing transient occupancy tax, charged only to occupants of City hotels, from nine percent (9%) to twelve percent (12%), increasing the tax collected by an estimated $20,000 for a new estimated annual total of $100,000, with no termination date, to continue to provide funding for essential services such as police, fire, street repair, park maintenance and community programs?

AROMAS TRI-COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
Special Parcel Tax
(2/3 Voter Approval Required - Full Text)
Measure S
Shall the Ordinance that imposes a special tax in an amount not-to-exceed $230 dollars per developed parcel per year, and generating estimated revenues of between $410,000 and $487,500 dollars annually, with no termination date, be adopted to fund engine-company based paramedic services within the District?

MONTEREY PENINSULA REGIONAL PARK DISTRICT
Special Tax For Parks, Open Space And Coastal Preservation
(2/3 Voter Approval Required - Full Text)
Measure E
To protect local open space, coastal lands, beaches, creeks, rivers, wildlife habitat, and natural beauty of our area; maintain/ improve neighborhood parks, trails, playgrounds; and increase recreational access to natural areas; shall Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District replace an expiring assessment, currently $25.26/ year for single-family homes with related rates for other property types, with a parcel tax at the same annual rates, providing $1,200,000 (before inflation) annually until ended by voters, with mandatory audits, citizens oversight?

TRANSPORTATION AGENCY FOR MONTEREY COUNTY
Transportation Safety and Investment Plan and Retail Transactions And Use Tax
(2/3 Voter Approval Required - Full Text)
Measure X
Shall the Transportation Agency for Monterey County fund a transportation safety and investment plan to: improve safety on local roads and highways; repair potholes; maintain streets and roads; reduce traffic congestion; improve transportation for seniors, young people, and people with disabilities; and make walking and biking safer, by enacting a three-eighths’ percent sales tax, raising approximately twenty million dollars annually over 30 years, plus state and federal matching funds, with citizen oversight and annual independent audits?

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that primary arguments in favor of or against measures may be submitted in writing to the Monterey County Elections Department, 1370 B South Main Street, Salinas, CA 93901; arguments regarding city measures will be submitted to the city elections official. Pursuant to provisions of the California Elections Code, primary arguments must be submitted by 5:00 pm, on or before August 18, 2016.  Rebuttal arguments by authors of said primary arguments may be filed with the applicable office in like manner by 5:00 pm, on or before August 25, 2016. 

Printed arguments submitted to voters shall be titled either “Argument in Favor of Measure ___” or “Argument Against Measure ___”, and “Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Measure ____” or “Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure ___” respectively.

All arguments concerning the above measures must be accompanied by the following form statement to be signed by each author and proponent, if different, of the argument:

The undersigned proponent(s) or author(s) of the __________ (primary/rebuttal) argument ____________ (in favor of/against) Ballot Measure ___ at the ____________________ (title of election) for the ____________ (name of jurisdiction) to be held on ______________ (date of election), hereby state that such argument is true and correct to the best of ______________ (his/her/their) knowledge and belief.

Signed                                                           Date
____________________________                     ______________________________

____________________________                     ______________________________

 

No primary argument shall exceed 300 words and no rebuttal argument shall exceed 250 words in length.  One argument for and one rebuttal thereto, if any, on the measure will be selected for printing and distribution to the voters.  No more than five signatures shall appear with any argument.

The authors of the primary arguments in favor of or against such measures may prepare and submit rebuttal arguments not exceeding 250 words, or may authorize in writing any other person or persons to prepare, submit, or sign the rebuttal argument. 

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that there shall be set a 10-calendar day examination period for public review of said arguments.  During this time, any registered voter of the election jurisdiction, or the elections official, may seek a writ of mandate or an injunction requiring any or all of the materials to be amended or deleted.  The review period for primary arguments in favor of or against ballot measures shall commence at 5:00 pm, on August 18, 2016 and shall end at 5:00 pm on August 29, 2016.  The review period for rebuttals to primary arguments in favor of or against ballot measures shall commence at 5:00 pm, on August 25, 2016 and shall end at 5:00 pm on September 5, 2016. 

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that voted Precinct, Vote by Mail and Provisional Ballots for the Presidential General Election, held on Tuesday, the 8th day of November, 2016, shall be tallied at the location given below:

Monterey County Elections Department
1370-B South Main Street
Salinas, CA  93901

 

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that at such election the polls will be open from the hour of 7:00 am to the hour of 8:00 pm, on the day thereof.

                                   
Dated: August 12, 2016

 

Claudio Valenzuela
Registrar of Voters,
Monterey County    

 

    

 

 

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