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Shandon Joint Unified School District
Classroom Renovation and Student Safety Bond
(55% Voter Approval Required)
MEASURE H

With no projected increase in current tax rates, shall Shandon Joint Unified School District’s measure to repair deteriorating septic systems, improve student safety, upgrade technology and provide additional classrooms by authorizing $4 million in bonds be adopted with legal rates, levies averaging less than $0.04 per $100 of assessed valuation through 2048 (generating $260,000 per year), annual audits, independent oversight and no funds used for administrators’ salaries or benefits?

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Tax Rate Statement
Argument in Favor
Impartial Analysis

 

San Miguel Joint Union School District
Classroom Renovation and Technology Improvement Bond
(55% Voter Approval Required)
MEASURE I

With no increase in estimated tax rates, shall San Miguel Joint Union School District’s measure to retrofit classrooms for agricultural sciences, student safety and school security; upgrade emergency preparedness; and increase student access to internet/technology at Lillian Larsen and Cappy Culver Schools be adopted, authorizing $6,200,000 in bonds, extending but not increasing current rates (3¢ per $100 of assessed valuation through 2039) and raising $580,000/ year for bond repayment with legal interest rates, annual audits and citizens’ oversight?

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Tax Rate Statement
Impartial Analysis

 

Gonzales Unified School District
Elementary School Construction/Technology Improvement Bond
(55% Voter Approval Required)
MEASURE J

To build a new elementary school to relieve student overcrowding; upgrade school fire alarms and emergency preparations; improve handicap accessibility (ADA); upgrade technology and student internet access; and replace aging roofs, plumbing and wiring at La Gloria Elementary School and Fairview Middle School shall Gonzales Unified School District’s measure authorizing $24.5 million in bonds be adopted with payments less than 6¢ per $100 assessed valuation (raising $1.5 million per year through 2049), legal rates, annual audits and independent oversight?

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Tax Rate Statement
Argument in Favor
Impartial Analysis

 

Gonzales Unified School District
High School Renovation/Technology Improvement Bond
(55% Voter Approval Required)
MEASURE K

To expand vocational education classrooms including engineering, technology and agricultural science; upgrade school fire alarms/ emergency preparations; improve handicap accessibility (ADA); upgrade science labs, technology and student internet access; replace outdated portables; and repair classrooms including roofs /plumbing at Gonzales High School and Gonzales Adult School shall Gonzales Unified School District’s measure authorizing $37 million in bonds be adopted with payments less than 6¢ per $100 assessed valuation (raising $2.3 million per year through 2049), legal rates, annual audits and independent oversight?

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Tax Rate Statement
Argument in Favor
Impartial Analysis

 

Soledad Unified School District
Student Technology and Teacher/Staff Housing Bond.
(55% Voter Approval Required)
MEASURE N

To increase and improve student access to modern technology including computers, wiring and educational software and to enhance Soledad’s ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees by constructing local teacher-staff rental housing, shall Soledad Unified School District’s measure authorizing $13.75 million of bonds be adopted (raising approximately $863,487 for annual repayment through 2049) with average levies less than $26 per $100,000 assessed valuation, legal interest rates, annual audits, independent oversight and all funds spent locally?

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Tax Rate Statement
Argument in Favor
Impartial Analysis

 

Aromas-San Juan Unified School District
Student Safety and Classroom Repair Bond.
(55% Voter Approval Required)
MEASURE O

To increase student safety and school security, repair classrooms and facilities including wiring, plumbing and roofs; construct new classrooms; and qualify for state matching funds shall Aromas-San Juan Unified School District’s measure authorizing $30.5 million of bonds with legal rates, yearly projected average levies less than $0.051 /$100 of assessed valuation while bonds are outstanding (generating an average $2 million dollars per year), annual audits, independent oversight and no projected increase in current tax rates be adopted?

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Tax Rate Statement
Impartial Analysis

 

Salinas Union High School District
Salinas Union High School District Repair, Student Achievement, Safety Measure
(55% Voter Approval Required)
MEASURE W

To upgrade neighborhood schools, attract/retain quality teachers by repairing deteriorating classrooms, bathrooms, roof; upgrading classrooms/science labs, school security, fire safety; removing hazardous materials; providing safe drinking water, career/college training; acquiring, constructing, repairing sites, facilities, equipment, shall Salinas Union High School District’s measure authorizing $140,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying $30/$100,000 assessed value ($9,900,000 annually) while bonds are outstanding, be adopted, requiring annual independent audits/citizens’ oversight?

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Monterey Peninsula Community College District
Monterey Peninsula Community College District Affordable Higher Education Measure
(55% Voter Approval Required)
MEASURE V

To repair/upgrade aging classrooms, career training facilities, deteriorating roofs, plumbing/electrical systems; remove hazardous materials; improve instructional technology; acquire, construct, repair sites, facilities, equipment improving student/veteran access to affordable, high-quality training in math, science, engineering, technology, shall Monterey Peninsula Community College District's measure authorizing $230,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying 1.8¢ per $100 assessed valuation, $12,900,000 annually while bonds are outstanding, be adopted, with citizen oversight, and all money locally controlled?

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Tax Rate Statement
Argument in Favor
Rebuttal to the Argument in Favor
Argument Against
Rebuttal to the Argument Against
Impartial Analysis

 

City of Pacific Grove
Pacific Grove Sales Tax Measure 
(Majority Voter Approval Required)
MEASURE L

Shall the Pacific Grove Municipal Code be amended to increase the City of Pacific Grove’s current 1% sales tax to 1.5% as a general tax beginning January 1, 2021 to generate a long-term yield estimated at $1,000,000 annually, to fund capital needs; maintain public safety and emergency preparation; enhance the City’s infrastructure of parks, trails, beaches and trees; invest in community facilities and spaces; and provide general local City services, with all revenues requiring an annual independent audit?

The documents related to the city measure are open for public viewing with the City Clerk at (831) 648-3181 or at skandell@cityofpacificgrove.org

 

City of King City
King City Commercial Cannabis Tax Amendment 
(Majority Voter Approval Required)
MEASURE P

Shall the measure amending the City of King commercial cannabis tax to include a new tax of up to 5% of gross receipts on the retail sale of cannabis and cannabis products, including industrial hemp and hemp products, and up to 2% of gross receipts on the distribution of cannabis and cannabis products generated from outside King City, which is projected to generate approximately $150,000 annually, and will be in effect until terminated by the voters, be adopted?

The documents related to the city measure are open for public viewing with the City Clerk at (831) 386-5971 or at esonne@kingcity.com

 

City of Marina
Urban Growth Boundary Expiration Date Extension 
(Majority Voter Approval Required)
MEASURE Q

To protect the City of Marina from development in current open space areas north of the City limits and along its coast, and to encourage efficient development in central Marina and within Marina's portion of former Fort Ord, shall an ordinance be adopted extending the expiration date of the Marina Urban Growth Boundary Initiative to December 31, 2040?

The documents related to the city measure are open for public viewing with the City Clerk at (831) 884-1281 or at AShepherd@cityofmarina.org

 

City of Soledad
Soledad General Services Tax Measure 
(Majority Voter Approval Required)
MEASURE S

To provide local services, such as low-cost youth recreation programs and facilities, arts and science programs, senior programs and services, animal welfare programs and services, daycare and other general City services, shall a measure to enact a one-half percent (.5%) increase to the Soledad Transaction and Use Tax, generating $900,000 per year annually until ended by voters, reviewed by a citizens’ oversight committee, with annual independent audits, be adopted?

The documents related to the city measure are open for public viewing with the City Clerk at (831) 223-5014 or at darlene.noriega@cityofsoledad.com

 

City of Greenfield
Greenfield 2020 City Services Transactions and Use Tax Measure 
(Majority Voter Approval Required)
MEASURE T

Shall the Measure to continue enhancing the health, safety and welfare of Greenfield, and providing greater general City services, such as strengthened public safety; increased youth recreation programs; re-establishment of code enforcement services; and other essential services, be re-adopted extending a voter approved 0.75 cent sales tax for a period of six (6) years raising $1,100,000.00 annually, subject to annual audits and public review?

The documents related to the city measure are open for public viewing with the City Clerk at (831) 678-5591 or at arathbun@ci.greenfield.ca.us

 

City of Sand City
(Majority Voter Approval Required)
MEASURE U

Shall an ordinance be adopted to increase the rate of a transactions and use tax from one percent (1%) to one and one-half percent (1.5%) on the retail sale of goods in Sand City to generate and estimated $1,000,000 per year with no termination date to be used to provide general City services?

The documents related to the city measure are open for public viewing with the City Clerk at (831) 394-3054 or at Connie@SandItyCA.org

 

City of Gonzales
Gonzales Enhanced Quality of Life Temporary Tax Measure
(Majority Voter Approval Required)
MEASURE X

Shall a measure to increase the Gonzales Temporary Transactions and Use Tax from one-half percent (0.5%) to one percent (1.0%), and extend the life of the tax by twenty years, subject to continued independent audit and citizen’s oversight committee review, with all funds dedicated exclusively to Gonzales programs, projects and initiatives, and that will generate an estimated additional $600,000 annually, be adopted?

The documents related to the city measure are open for public viewing with the City Clerk at (831) 675-5000 or at mvillegas@ci.gonzales.ca.us

 

City of Monterey
Hotel Tax Measure
(Two-Thirds Voter Approval Required)
MEASURE Y

Shall the measure be adopted to increase transient occupancy tax (hotel tax) from 10% to 12% on the cost of rooms paid by hotel guests, with 16% of proceeds allocated to the Neighborhood and Community Improvement Program, and 84% to essential services such as parks, recreation, library, emergency response, facility rehabilitation, and other unrestricted expenditures, and expanding the tax to apply to online travel companies, providing $2.8 to $5.6 million annually, effective until repealed by voters?

The documents related to the city measure are open for public viewing with the City Clerk at (831) 646-3935 or at bonner@monterey.org

 

City of Marina
Commercial Cannabis Businesses
MEASURE Z

Shall the ordinance revising the City of Marina's regulations and permit process for commercial cannabis businesses and land uses, while restricting the proximity of such businesses to public parks and recreation centers and retaining the existing 5% gross receipts tax on cannabis businesses, the existing cap on retail businesses at 3 adult-use retailers and 3 medical dispensaries, and the existing prohibition against recreational sales to persons under 21 years old be adopted?

The documents related to the city measure are open for public viewing with the City Clerk at (831) 884-1281 or at AShepherd@cityofmarina.org

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