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NOTICE OF LOCAL MEASURES
(Find State Proposition information at the Secretary of State website)


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following measures will be voted upon by the qualified electors of the County of Monterey on Tuesday, November 6, 2018


South Monterey County Joint Union High School District

Student Safety/Repair Bond Measure

(55% Voter Approval Required)

 

Measure Q - (Full Text)

 

“South Monterey County Joint Union High School District Student Safety/Repair Measure.  To upgrade emergency communication systems, safety door locks, security cameras, lighting, repair deteriorating classrooms, restrooms, replace outdated/unsafe portables, electrical wiring, earthquake retrofit classrooms/buildings, construct, acquire, repair classrooms, facilities/equipment, shall this South Monterey County Joint Union High School District measure authorizing $20,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying 2 cents/$100 assessed valuation, raising approximately $1,400,000 annually  for local schools while bonds are outstanding, be adopted, requiring citizen oversight, audits, without increasing current tax rates?”

 


South Monterey County Joint Union High School District

Academic/Vocational Classroom Improvement Bond Measure

 (55% Voter Approval Required)

 

Measure R - (Full Text)

 

“South Monterey County Joint Union High School District Academic/Vocational Classroom Improvement Measure.  To upgrade academic, vocational/agriculture education classrooms, replace outdated science, technology/computer labs, provide classrooms for technology careers, remove hazardous materials like asbestos/lead paint, construct, acquire, repair classrooms, facilities/equipment, shall this South Monterey County Joint Union High School District measure authorizing $20,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying 2-cents/$100 assessed valuation, approximately $1,400,000 annually for local schools while bonds are outstanding, be adopted, requiring citizen oversight, audits, without increasing current tax rates?”

 


City of Gonzales

Transaction and Use Tax Amendment

(Majority Voter Approval Required)

 

Measure O - (Full Text)

 

“Gonzales Quality of Life Temporary Tax Amendment Measure. Shall the City of Gonzales increase its Temporary Transaction and Use Tax from one-half percent (0.5%) to one percent (1%), and extend the life of the tax from ten to twenty years, subject to continued independent audit and citizens’ oversight committee review, with all funds being used exclusively for Gonzales programs, initiatives and projects?  The tax amendment would generate an estimated additional $550,000 annually.”


 


City of King

To Increase and Extend the Transaction and Use Tax

(Majority Voter Approval Required)

 

Measure K - (Full Text)

 

“Shall the measure increasing the City of King’s current one-half percent sales tax to one percent to generate an estimated increase of $800,000 annually for general city expenses, such as public safety and other essential services, street repairs, economic development efforts, and improving the City’s overall financial solvency subject to citizen oversight, an annual audit, and expiration of the tax in 10 years be adopted?”

 


City of King

King City Vital Public Service Protection Non-Binding Advisory Measure
(Majority Voter Approval Required)

Measure L

 

“If the City of King General Sales Tax Measure K passes, should the revenues be used to balance the budget in order to maintain existing services; pay off General Fund debt and establish a financial reserve; fund public safety staffing, services and projects designed to eliminate youth violence; fund improvements to street and sidewalk infrastructure; and fund downtown public improvements and other economic development efforts designed to increase businesses, jobs and visitors to King City?”

 


City of Marina

To Increase and Extend the Transactions (“Sales”) and Use Tax

(Majority Voter Approval Required)

 

Measure N - (Full Text)

 

“To sustain and improve city services such as fire, police, road repairs & maintenance, shall the ordinance increasing the rate of the City of Marina’s existing transactions & use (“sales”) tax from 1% to 1.5% estimated to generate approximately $4,890,000 annually as compared with $3,260,000 for the current tax and extending the expiration date for the tax to March 31, 2034 be adopted?”

 


City of Marina

Transient Occupancy Tax (“Hotel Tax”)

 (Majority Voter Approval Required)

 

Measure P - (Full Text)

 

“To sustain and improve city services such as fire, police, road repairs & maintenance, shall the ordinance increasing the rate of the City of Marina’s existing transient occupancy tax (“hotel tax”) from 12% to 14% estimated to generate approximately $3,733,000 annually as compared with $3,200,000 for the current tax and to continue until repealed by the voters be adopted?”


 

City of Marina

Cannabis Businesses Tax

 (Majority Voter Approval Required)

 

Measure V - (Full Text)

 

“Shall the ordinance permitting operation in the City of Marina of certain cannabis businesses and establishing a business license tax for such businesses at rates not to exceed 5% of gross receipts, to continue until repealed by the voters and, according to proponents, potentially generating $40,000 to $200,000 annually be adopted?”

 


City of Monterey

Continuation of Street Infrastructure Rehabilitation Tax

 (2/3 Voter Approval Required)

 

Measure S - (Full Text)

 

“Continuation of Street Infrastructure Rehabilitation Tax. Without increasing the existing one cent per dollar transaction and use (“sales”) tax, shall the measure be adopted to continue the tax for eight years to fix streets, sidewalks, and potholes; improve access and safety for senior citizens, disabled residents, and others; and repair the storm drain system to protect our beaches/Monterey Bay, with all revenue exclusively applied to these specific purposes, subject to citizen oversight and independent audits?”

 


City of Pacific Grove

Amendment to the Pacific Grove Municipal Code Section 23.64.350

(Majority Voter Approval Required)

 

Measure M - (Full Text)

 

“Shall the Pacific Grove Municipal Code Section 23.64.350 be amended to prohibit short-term rentals in residential districts outside the Coastal Zone, provide an 18-month phase-out period for existing permitted short-term rentals that become nonconforming uses under the measure, and require voter approval of any changes to the measure except with regard to the Coastal Zone or enforcement?”

 


City of Pacific Grove

Amendment to Increase the Uniform Transient Occupancy Tax

 (Majority Voter Approval Required)

 

Measure U - (Full Text)

 

“Shall the measure amending the Pacific Grove Municipal Code be adopted to increase the City of Pacific Grove’s Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT), effective July 1, 2019, imposed on occupants of short-term rentals such as hotel rooms, from 10% to 12%, and apply TOT to total rent paid by a guest for the short-term rental, including online travel companies, which is anticipated to raise $1,135,000 annually and will continue until repealed by City Council or City voters?”

 


Monterey Peninsula Water Management District

The Monterey Peninsula Water System Local Ownership Feasibility Study Initiative

(Majority Voter Approval Required)

 

Measure J - (Full Text)

 

“Shall Rule 19.8 (Policy of Pursuing Public Ownership of Monterey Peninsula Water System) be added to the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District Rules and Regulations, to address public ownership of all water delivery systems in the District, to acquire through negotiation or eminent domain, all assets of California American Water to benefit the District as a whole, and within 9 months complete a written plan addressing acquisition, ownership, and management of all water facilities and services within and outside the District?”

 


North County Fire Protection District

Special Fire Tax

 (2/3 Voter Approval Required)

 

Measure T - (Full Text)

 

“Shall the North County Fire Protection District of Monterey County impose an annual special tax to fund the District’s response to fire, medical, rescue and hazardous condition emergencies; equipment replacement; training; and public fire prevention programs at the following rates: $39 per residential unit, $63.75 per unimproved lot/agricultural parcel, and $0.10 per square foot per commercial/industrial building with a minimum of $39; generating estimated revenues of approximately $760,000 annually with no termination date?”

 


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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, 1441 Schilling Place – North Building, Salinas, CA 93901. Pursuant to provisions of the California Elections Code, primary arguments must be submitted by 5:00 pm, on or before Thursday, August 16, 2018.  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 Thursday, August 23, 2018. 

 

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 on August 17 and shall end at 5:00 p.m. on August 27, 2018.  The review period for rebuttals to primary arguments in favor of or against ballot measures shall commence on August 24, 2018 and shall end at 5:00 pm on September 4, 2018. 

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that voted Precinct, Vote by Mail and Provisional Ballots for the Statewide General Election, held on Tuesday, the 6th day of November 2018, shall be tallied at the location given below:

 

Monterey County Elections

1441 Schilling Place – North Building

Salinas, CA  93901

 

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

                                   

Dated: August 10, 2018

 

Claudio Valenzuela

Registrar of Voters,

Monterey County

 

 

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