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Local Ballot Measures

 

Measure E – East Garrison Community Services District

Majority Voter Approval Required

East Garrison Community Services District Independence Election

Shall the Board of Directors of the East Garrison Community Services District (currently the Monterey County Board of Supervisors) be changed to a Board of Directors with five (5) directors elected at large by registered voters of the District with such directors taking office on the first Friday in December 2022?

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Measure G – Salinas City Elementary School District

55% Voter Approval Required

Neighborhood Elementary School Repair and Improvement Bond

To improve local schools with funds that cannot be taken by the State and spent elsewhere, shall Salinas City Elementary School District’s measure to replace deteriorating roofs; repair leaking pipes and outdated plumbing; renovate classrooms; and replace aging electrical wiring be adopted authorizing $74.5 million of bonds with legal rates, levies below $30/ $100,000 of assessed valuation (averaging $3.9 million/ year while bonds are outstanding), annual audits, independent citizen oversight and eligibility for state matching funds?

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Measure H – Salinas City Elementary School District

55% Voter Approval Required

Student Safety, School Security, and Classroom Modernization Bond

To improve local schools with funds that cannot be taken by the State and spent elsewhere, shall Salinas City Elementary School District’s measure to improve emergency communications and security systems; update classroom technology; replace aging playgrounds; and increase handicapped access be adopted authorizing $75 million of bonds with legal rates, levies below $30/$100,000 of assessed valuation (averaging $4.0 million/ year while bonds are outstanding), annual audits, independent citizen oversight and eligibility for state matching funds?

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Measure I – City of King

Majority Voter Approval Required

King City Measure

Shall the measure increasing the City of King’s current one percent local sales tax to one and one-half percent to generate an estimated increase of $1,200,000 annually for general revenue purposes, such as public safety, street improvements, maintenance of City parks and facilities, recreation programs and establishing an emergency reserve subject to citizen oversight, an annual audit, and expiration of the entire tax in 10 years be adopted?

 

Measure J – City of Monterey

Majority Voter Approval Required

Cannabis Business License Tax

Cannabis Business License Tax. Shall the measure to impose an annual cannabis (marijuana) business license tax of up to 8% of gross receipts from retail businesses, 2% of gross receipts from testing laboratories, and 6% of gross receipts from other cannabis businesses, with an additional tax on highly potent products, generating about $604,000 to $1.3 million a year, with all funds staying local and subject to audit, and effective until repealed by voters, be adopted?

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Measure K – Washington Union School District

55% Voter Approval Required

To improve the quality of education; improve security, safety and handicapped accessibility; modernize outdated classrooms, restrooms and school facilities; and repair or replace leaky roofs; shall Washington Union School District issue $13,500,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, generating on average $833,000 annually as long as bonds are outstanding at a rate of approximately 1.8 cents per $100 assessed value, with annual audits, independent citizens' oversight committee, NO money for salaries and all funds used for district projects?

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Measure L - City of Sand City

Majority Voter Approval Required

Community Improvement Measure

To enhance Sand City’s infrastructure including roads, sidewalks, parks, trees, trails, community arts, and beach access; maintain public safety and emergency preparation; invest in community facilities; and other general City services, shall the general tax measure be adopted, estimated to generate $1,400,000 annually in general fund revenue mainly from regional non-resident shoppers, by increasing Sand City’s 1% transactions and use tax to 1.5%, until repealed by voters, and requiring an independent audit?

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Measure M – City of Pacific Grove

Majority Voter Approval Required

Cannabis Business Advisory Measure

Should the Pacific Grove City Council be authorized to amend the Municipal Code to allow retail sales of medical or recreational cannabis, limited to one single location within the City, at a location no closer than 1000 feet from any existing licensed Daycare/Preschools, Youth Center, and Schools, to engage in commercial cannabis activities?

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Measure N – City of Pacific Grove

Majority Voter Approval Required

Cannabis Business Tax

To fund general municipal expenses such as police, fire, roads and recreation, and for unrestricted general fund purposes, shall an ordinance be adopted establishing a City excise tax on cannabis businesses (which includes hemp) at an annual rate not to exceed 6% of gross receipts for retail and delivery cannabis businesses, which is expected to generate an estimated $300,000 annually and will be levied until repealed by the voters?

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Measure O – City of Pacific Grove

Majority Voter Approval Required

Charter Amendment

Shall the Pacific Grove City Charter requirement for six elected City Councilmembers be changed to four elected Councilmembers via this sequence: (1) in 2024 two Councilmembers shall be elected to four-year terms, and one shall be elected to a single two-year term, (2) every two years thereafter, beginning in 2026, two Councilmembers shall be elected to four-year terms, with other revisions for votes needed for a quorum, a majority vote and other select actions?

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Measure P – City of Gonzales

Majority Voter Approval Required

Gonzales Enhanced Quality of Life Temporary Tax Extension Measure

Shall a measure to extend the term of the existing 1.0% Gonzales Temporary Transactions and Use Tax by twenty years, from 2044 to 2064, subject to continued independent audit and citizen’s advisory committee review, with all funds dedicated exclusively to Gonzales programs, projects and initiatives, and that will generate an estimated $1,500,000 annually, be adopted?

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Measure R – Santa Rita Union School District

55% Voter Approval Required

“To modernize existing elementary and middle schools; provide state of the art classrooms; repair old facilities and infrastructure; and enhance safety/security; shall the Santa Rita Union Elementary School District School Facilities Improvement District No. 2022-1 measure authorizing $24,900,000 in bonds at legal interest rates, levying approximately 3¢ per $100 and providing an estimated average $1,460,000 annually while bonds are outstanding, with citizens’ oversight, annual audits, all funds staying local and NO money for administrators' salaries, be adopted?”

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Measure X – Coalinga-Huron Joint Unified School District

55% Voter Approval Required

To improve the quality of education; construct, modernize, and upgrade classrooms, restrooms and school facilities; renovate plumbing; improve drinking water; make safety/security improvements; and replace roofs; shall Coalinga Huron Joint Unified School District’s measure be adopted authorizing $39,200,000 of bonds at legal rates, generating on average $2,700,000 annually at a projected average rate less than 5 cents per $100 assessed value while bonds are outstanding, with annual audits, independent oversight, no money for salaries, and all funds staying local?

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Measure Q – County of Monterey

Majority Voter Approval Required

Shall an Initiative Measure to amend Title 5 of the Code of the County of Monterey to establish an annual special parcel tax in the amount of forty-nine ($49) dollars on each parcel located within Monterey County, for a period of ten (10) years, in order to establish childcare in Monterey County, with revenue generated in the estimated amount of $5.5 million annually used solely to increase and improve affordable childcare be adopted?

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