TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE
Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District 1 Measure C1
Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit)
To preserve essential local public transportation services, including those for youth, commuters, seniors, and people with disabilities, while keeping fares reasonable, shall the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District extend its existing 8 dollars per month parcel tax at current levels for 20 years with no increase in tax rate, raising approximately 30 million dollars annually, with independent oversight and all money spent locally? Percentage needed to pass: 2/3
Bay Area Rapid Transit District Measure RR (Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco Counties)
Bond Measure: Safety, Reliability and Traffic Relief
To keep BART safe; prevent accidents/breakdowns/delays; relieve overcrowding; reduce traffic congestion/pollution; improve earthquake safety and access for seniors/disabled by replacing and upgrading 90 miles of severely worn tracks; tunnels damaged by water intrusion; 44-year-old train control systems; and other deteriorating infrastructure, shall the Bay Area Rapid Transit District issue $3.5 billion of bonds for acquisition or improvement of real property subject to independent oversight and annual audits? Percentage needed to pass: 66.6667%
Contra Costa County Measure X
To implement a Transportation Expenditure Plan to continue: Repairing potholes/fixing roads; Improving BART capacity/reliability; Improving Highways 680, 80, 24, and 4; Enhancing bus/transit including for seniors and people with disabilities; Increasing bicycle/pedestrian safety; Improving air quality; Reducing traffic; shall voters adopt the ordinance augmenting the sales tax by ½% raising ninety-seven million dollars for transportation improvements annually for 30 years with independent oversight, audits, and all money benefitting local residents?
Los Angeles County Measure M
Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan
To improve freeway traffic flow/safety; repair potholes/sidewalks; repave local streets; earthquake-retrofit bridges; synchronize signals; keep senior/disabled/student fares affordable; expand rail/subway/bus systems; improve job/school/airport connections; and create jobs; shall voters authorize a Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan through a ½ ¢ sales tax and continue the existing ½ ¢ traffic relief tax until voters decide to end it, with independent audits/oversight and funds controlled locally?” (See prior CP&DR coverage.)
Placer County Measure M
Shall Placer County reconfigure the 80/65 Interchange to relieve congestion; better maintain roads countywide; provide dedicated funding for rural road pothole repair; widen roadways/expand transit; expand Highway 65 in each direction; provide safe routes to school; add seniors/disabled persons transit; widen Baseline Road and build Placer Parkway creating I-80 alternatives, by establishing a one-half cent sales tax, limited to 30 years, raising $53 million annually, with independent audits, citizens' oversight, and increasing eligibility for state/federal matching?
Sacramento County Measure B
The Road Maintenance & Traffic Relief Act
To: Fill potholes and repave streets; Repair deteriorating bridges; Relieve traffic on roads and freeways; Build a new expressway between Elk Grove, Rancho Cordova and Folsom; Extend Light Rail toward the Airport and Elk Grove; Support Light Rail and bus operations, maintenance, and security; and Improve bicycle and pedestrian safety; Shall the ordinance enacting a 30-year countywide one half cent sales tax, raising approximately $100 million annually, with independent oversight and audits, be adopted?
Road Repair, Transit, Traffic Relief, Safety and Water Quality Measure
An ordinance be adopted to: repair roads, deteriorating bridges; relieve congestion; provide every community funds for pothole/street repairs; expand public transit, including improved services for seniors, disabled, students, veterans; reduce polluted runoff; preserve open space to protect water quality/reduce wildfires by enacting, with independent oversight/audits, a 40-year, half-cent local sales tax ($308 million annually) that Sacramento cannot take away.
San Luis Obispo County Measure J
To improve our region's transportation system by: Fixing potholes, repaving local streets, relieving traffic congestion; Improving street, highway and bridge safety; Making bike and transit improvements within and between communities; Increasing senior, veterans, disabled and student transit; and Providing safe routes to school. Shall San Luis Obispo County voters enact a half cent transportation sales tax, providing $25,000,000 annually for nine (9) years, requiring independent citizens' oversight, where all funds stay local and cannot be taken by the State?
Extension of Measure A, approved by voters in 2012) half-cent sales tax that has generated approximately $80 million annually.
Santa Clara County Measure B
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
To relieve traffic, repair potholes; shall VTA enact a 30-year half-cent sales tax to: Repair streets, fix potholes in all 15 cities; Finish BART extension to downtown San Jose, Santa Clara; Improve bicycle/pedestrian safety, especially near schools; Increase Caltrain capacity, easing highway congestion, improving safety at crossings; Relieve traffic on all 9 expressways, key highway interchanges; Enhance transit for seniors, students, disabled; Mandating annual audits by independent citizens watchdog committee to ensure accountability. Two-thirds approval needed.
City of Berkeley Bond Measure T1
Shall the City of Berkeley issue general obligation bonds not exceeding $100,000,000 to repair, renovate, replace, or reconstruct the City’s aging infrastructure and facilities, including sidewalks, storm drains, parks, streets, senior and recreation centers, and other important City facilities and buildings? Financial Implications: The average annual cost over the 40-year period the bonds are outstanding would be approximately $21, $90, and $128, respectively, for homes with assessed valuations of $100,000, $425,000 and $600,000. Two-thirds approval needed.
City of Oakland Measure KK
Investing in Oakland’s Infrastructure and Affordable Housing
To improve public safety and invest in neighborhoods throughout Oakland by re-paving streets to remove potholes, rebuilding cracked and deteriorating sidewalks, funding bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements, funding affordable housing for Oaklanders, and providing funds for facility improvements, such as, neighborhood recreation centers, playgrounds, and libraries, shall the City of Oakland issue $600 million in bonds, subject to independent citizen oversight and regular audits?
Santa Cruz County Measure D
Safety, Pothole Repair, Traffic Relief, Transit Improvement Measure.
In order to: improve children’s safety around schools; repair potholes; repave streets; improve traffic flow on Highway 1; maintain senior/disabled transit; reduce global warming pollution by providing transportation options like sidewalks, buses, bike lanes, trails; preserve rail options; shall Santa Cruz County voters adopt an ordinance establishing a half-cent sales tax for 30 years, raising approximately $17 million annually, requiring citizen oversight, independent audits, and funds spent locally?
GENERAL PLANS & URBAN GROWTH
Sonoma County Measure K
Community Separators Protection Ordinance
In order to preserve rural open space and agricultural land, maintain community identities, and prevent sprawl, shall the “Community Separators Protection Ordinance” be adopted to amend the Sonoma County General Plan to require voter approval of changes to the General Plan that increase the allowed density or intensity of development within Community Separators until December 31, 2036?
City of Encinitas Measure T
"At Home in Encinitas" Plan
Shall City Council Resolution No. 2016-52 and Ordinance No. 2016-04, which collectively update the City's General Plan Housing Element, amend related General Plan provisions, and amend Specific Plans, Zoning Code, Zoning Map, Municipal Code, and Local Coastal Program, in an effort to comply with State law, incentivize greater housing affordability, implement rules to protect the character of existing neighborhoods, maintain local control of Encinitas zoning, and resolve existing lawsuits, be adopted?
City of Cotati Measure Q
Renew Urban Growth Boundary
Shall an ordinance amending the General Plan of the City of Cotati to extend the current Urban Growth Boundary for an additional 30 years be adopted?
City of Costa Mesa Measure Y
Shall the ordinance to require voter approval of development projects that require adoption, amendment, change or replacement of the General Plan, the Zoning Code, a specific plan, or an overlay plan, and that generates over 200 additional trips, increases intersection volume/capacity, changes the intersection utilization/level of service, adds 40 or more dwelling units, adds 10,000 sq.’ of non-residential use, or changes a public use to a private use under specified conditions, be adopted?
City of Costa Mesa Measure Z
Sensible Community Development and Development-Funded Open Space and Recreation
Shall the Costa Mesa Measure for Sensible Community Development and Development-Funded Open Space and Recreation, which ratifies the City's existing land use regulations, ensures that approximately 25% of the State Developmental Hospital on Harbor Boulevard would be zoned as passive or recreational open space, and establishes a fee paid for by developers for the purpose of funding new active recreation, open space, and public park facilities within the City, be adopted?
City of Del Mar Measure R
Voter Approval of Commercial Development Initiative
Shall the ordinance which proposes to amend the Del Mar Community Plan, Housing Element, and Municipal Code to require voter approval for certain development projects be adopted?
City of Gilroy Measure H
Urban Growth Boundary
Shall an ordinance be adopted to amend the Gilroy General Plan to add an Urban Growth Boundary line (UGB) to the General Plan Land Use Plan Map, designate lands outside the UGB as Open Space and prohibit urban development on such lands, and provide that (with limited exceptions) such restrictions may not be amended or repealed until December 31, 2040 without a vote of the people?”
City of Milpitas Measure I
Urban Growth Boundary
Shall an ordinance that amends the Milpitas General Plan Land Use Element to extend until December 31, 2038 an Urban Growth Boundary near the base of the Milpitas foothills, that would limit development within Milpitas to the valley floor and the base of the foothills by prohibiting Milpitas from providing city services to new land use developments in the hillside area, be adopted?
City of Milpitas Measure J
Hillside Combining District
Shall an ordinance, requiring until December 31, 2038, any amendments to the existing “Hillside Combining District” Ordinance and any amendments to the general plan land use designation for lands currently designated as “Hillside” property be approved by the voters before becoming effective, be adopted?
City of Milpitas Measure K
Shall an ordinance amending the City of Milpitas General Plan be adopted to mandate that any attempt to rezone parks, parklands or open space to residential, commercial or industrial, or any proposal for residential, commercial or industrial development in parks, parkland or open space, must be placed before Milpitas voters and secure two-thirds support in the City’s next general election?
City of Morgan Hill Measure S
Shall a measure be adopted to amend the Morgan Hill General Plan and Municipal Code to update the City’s voter-approved Residential Development Control System (RDCS) to extend it to 2035, establish a population ceiling of 58,200, with a slower rate of growth than currently exists, and improve policies to maintain neighborhood character, encourage more efficient land use, conserve water, and preserve open space?
City of Santa Monica Measure LV
Shall the City’s General Plan and Municipal Code be amended to require: a new permit process for major development projects exceeding base sizes or heights of 32-36 feet, with exceptions such as single unit dwellings and some affordable housing projects; voter approval of major development projects and development agreements, excluding affordable housing and moderate income and senior housing projects, among others; and voter approval of changes to City land use and planning policy documents?
PARKS, RECREATION, OPEN SPACE
County of Los Angeles Measure A
Safe, Clean Neighborhood Parks, Open Space, Beaches, Rivers Protection, and Water Conservation Measure
To replace expiring local funding for safe, clean neighborhood/ city/ county parks; increase safe playgrounds, reduce gang activity; keep neighborhood recreation/ senior centers, drinking water safe; protect beaches, rivers, water resources, remaining natural areas/ open space; shall 1.5 cents be levied annually per square foot of improved property in Los Angeles County, with bond authority, requiring citizen oversight, independent audits, and funds used locally?
County of Napa Measure Z
Water, Parks and Open Space, Restoration and Preservation Measure
To protect drinking water by preserving and restoring watersheds, rivers, creeks; protect natural open spaces and wildlife habitat; reduce wildfire risk; and maintain parks and trails; shall Napa County enact a 1/4 percent sales tax for the Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District raising an estimated eight million dollars annually for fourteen years with citizen oversight, annual audits, and funds that cannot be taken by the State?
County of Ventura Measure C
Shall the current ordinance requiring a vote of the people for changes to Open Space, Agricultural and Rural General Plan land use designations, goals and policies in the unincorporated area of the County be extended from 2020 through 2050, with specified modifications, such as permitting changes without a vote to allow for up to 12 acres of land to be used for food processing?
County of Ventura Measure F
Shall the current ordinance requiring a vote of the people for changes to Open Space, Agricultural and Rural General Plan land use designations, goals and policies in the unincorporated area of the County be extended from 2020 through 2036, with specified modifications, such as permitting changes without a vote to allow for redesignation of land adjacent to certain school sites and up to 225 acres of land to be used for food processing?
SOAR-Related municipal measures, some of which concern urban growth boundaries are on ballots in the following cities:
City of Fillmore Measure A
CURB Extension Until 2050
Shall the ordinance initiated by residents extending the expiration date of the City Urban Restriction Boundary line from December 31, 2020 to December 31, 2050, removes the exemption for schools and government facilities such that they must be built within the CURB, and requires an election to develop 20 acres of land beyond the CURB and the land must be fallow of agricultural use for 4 years be approved?
City of Moorpark Measure E
Moorpark Save Open-space and Agricultural Resources – 2050 Initiative
Shall the Ordinance entitled “Moorpark Save Open-space and Agricultural Resources – 2050 initiative” (“Moorpark SOAR – 2050”) be adopted to extend with certain amendments the provisions of the 1999 voter-approved Moorpark SOAR from December 31, 2020 to December 31, 2050 and continue to prohibit the City of Moorpark from permitting urban services or urbanized uses of land outside the current Moorpark City Urban Restriction Boundary (CURB) with certain exceptions during that extended period?
City of Camarillo Measure J
Shall an ordinance be adopted approving an initiative ordinance amending Chapter 3.0 of the Camarillo General Plan to add development restrictions within an area designated the Conejo Creek Voter Participation Area and to amend and extend the life of the development restrictions outside the Camarillo Urban Restriction Boundary (CURB)?
City of Oxnard Measure K
Shall the Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources (SOAR) Ordinance be extended, maintaining a City Urban Restriction Boundary (CURB); prohibiting urban development outside of the CURB until December 31, 2030, unless approved by the voters; maintaining a City Buffer Boundary (CBB); and prohibiting changing the designation of land within the CBB that is designated ‘Agriculture’ in the Oxnard 2030 General Plan, unless approved by the voters?
City of Oxnard Measure L
Shall the Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources (SOAR) Ordinance be extended, maintaining a City Urban Restriction Boundary (CURB); prohibiting urban development outside of the CURB until December 31, 2050, unless
approved by the voters; maintaining a City Buffer Boundary (CBB); and prohibiting changing the designation of land within the CBB that is designated ‘Agriculture’ in the Oxnard 2030 General Plan, unless approved by the voters?
City of San Buenaventura Measure P
Shall the initiative ordinance extending open-space, agriculture, and hillside land use changes by voter approval to 2050 be approved?
City of Santa Paula Measure U
CURB and 81-Acre Initiative Extension Until 2050
Shall an ordinance initiated by residents that expands the City Urban Restriction Boundary to include 53.75 acres in the southwest portion of the City, extends the expiration of the City Urban Restriction Boundary from 2020 to December 31, 2050, extends the expiration of the 81-Acre Initiative from 2025 to December 31, 2050, and makes other minor textual revisions to the CURB be adopted?
City of Thousand Oaks Measure W
Shall the ordinance extending the City Urban Restriction Boundary Ordinance, and extending the ordinance requiring voter approval of any General Plan designation change from the Existing Parks, Golf Courses, and Open Space category, from December 31, 2030 to December 31, 2050 be adopted?
City of Santa Clara Measure R
Protection of Parkland and Open Space
Shall Section 714.1 of the Santa Clara City Charter be added to provide that no City owned land used for park or recreational purposes, including the Ulistac Natural Area and the Santa Clara Soccer Park, shall be sold or disposed of by the City without being authorized by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote and that development upon such property shall be subject to referendum?
City of San Diego Measure J
Lease Revenue from Mission Bay Park
Shall Charter section 55.2 be amended to: increase, from 25% to 35%, the allocation of annual Mission Bay Park lease revenues exceeding $20 million, for capital improvements in San Diego Regional Parks; allow Council to add City-owned parkland to Mission Bay Park’s boundaries; combine and coordinate construction of Mission Bay Park improvements identified in this section; and extend operation of this section until 2069?
Santa Monica Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (Los Angeles County)
Area 1 Measure GG; Area 2 Measure FF
To maintain and conserve local open space, wildlife corridors, and parklands; acquire and protect additional lands from development; improve fire prevention including high fire alert patrols and brush clearing; protect water quality in local creeks; and increase park ranger safety patrols; shall Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority implement a $35 special tax for ten years only, providing $995,000 annually with all funds spent locally in the Santa Monica Mountains and Hollywood Hills east of 405 freeway, and requiring independent citizen oversight audits? To maintain and conserve local open space, wildlife corridors, and parklands; acquire and protect additional lands from development; improve fire prevention including high fire alert patrols and brush clearing; protect water quality in local creeks; and increase park ranger safety patrols; shall Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority implement a $15 special tax for ten years only, providing $241,000 annually with all funds spent locally in the hillside communities of Woodland Hills, Encino, and Tarzana, and requiring independent citizen oversight audits?
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Area 2 FF:
SPECIFIC PLANS & PROJECT-SPECIFIC MEASURES
Lilac Hills Specific Plan
Shall this Initiative be adopted for the purpose of amending the County General Plan, Zoning Ordinance and Code of Regulatory Ordinances and approving the Lilac Hills Ranch Specific Plan (“Plan”)? The Plan provides for the development of a 608-acre master-planned community including 1,746 dwelling units, three commercial centers, a public park, 10 private parks and 16 miles of trails. The project site is generally located north of Escondido and east of I-15 in the unincorporated area of North San Diego County.
City of Beverly Hills Measure HH
Hilton Condominium Tower Initiative
Shall an ordinance be adopted allowing a 26 story (345 feet) residential building instead of two residential buildings of 8 stories (101 feet) and 18 stories (218 feet); increasing open space from approximately 1.25 acres to 1.7 acres for use as a private garden that is generally open to the public subject to reasonable restrictions determined by the property owner; prohibiting any discretionary architectural review; and reducing graywater use requirements?
City of Cupertino Measure C
Shall an initiative ordinance be adopted amending Cupertino’s General Plan to limit redevelopment of the Vallco Shopping District, limit building heights along major mixed-use corridors, increase to 45 feet the maximum building height in the Neighborhoods, limit lot coverages for large projects, establish new setbacks and building planes on major thoroughfares, and require voter approval for any changes to these provisions?
City of Cupertino Measure D
Vallco Town Center Specific Plan
Shall an initiative be adopted enacting the Vallco Town Center Specific Plan for the 58-acre Vallco Shopping District Special Area requiring residential (approximately 389-800 units, including approximately 20% senior housing), office (2,000,000 sf), commercial (640,000 sf), hotel, park, civic/educational uses; requiring funding/community benefits for transportation (approximately $30,000,000), schools (approximately $40,000,000), green roof (approximately 30 acres), recycled water; granting initial entitlements; establishing development standards and limited future approval process; and making related Cupertino General Plan and Municipal Code amendments?
City of Cypress Measure GG
Shall an ordinance that approves the “Cypress Town Center and Commons Specific Plan” to allow for development of a town center, single-family and multi-family housing, commercial/senior housing and a public park on portions of Los Alamitos Race Course, the former Cypress Golf Club and adjacent properties, together with related general plan and specific plan amendments and zone changes, be adopted?
City of Livermore Measure FF
Springtown Golf Course Open Space Ballot Initiative
Shall the ordinance affirming and readopting the open space designation “OSP Parks, Trail Ways, Recreation Corridors and Protected Areas” in Land Use Element for the 2003-2025 City of Livermore General Plan for the Springtown Golf Course, except for the Springtown Library and the Springtown Association parcel, be adopted?
City of San Diego Measure C
Downtown Stadium Initiative
Should the measure be adopted to: increase San Diego’s hotel occupancy tax by 6% to build a City-owned downtown professional football stadium and convention center project, and fund tourism marketing; effect the project financing, design, construction, use, management, and maintenance, including a $650,000,000 contribution and 30-year commitment by a professional football entity; end Tourism Marketing District assessments; adopt a development ordinance, and related land use, sign, and zoning laws?
City of San Diego Measure D
Tax and Facilities Initiative (“The Citizens Plan”)
Should the measure be adopted to: among other provisions, increase San Diego’s hotel occupancy tax up to 5%; end Tourism Marketing District; allow hoteliers to create assessment districts and use hotel occupancy taxes for a downtown convention center and not a stadium; prohibit onsite expansion of existing convention center; create downtown overlay zone for convention and sports facilities; create environmental processes; and allow Qualcomm stadium property’s sale for educational and park uses?
City and County of San Francisco Proposition O
Office Development in Candlestick Point and Hunters Point
Shall the City permanently exempt new office space on Candlestick Point and most of the former Navy shipyard at Hunters Point from the City’s annual 950,000-square-foot limit, and provide that any new office space in this project area would not count toward the annual limit that applies in the rest of the City?
City of Albany Measure N1
Changes to Section 20.28.040 of the Albany Municipal Code "Measure D" - Parking Requirements
Shall an ordinance authorizing the Albany City Council to amend the residential parking requirements established by Measure D (enacted by the Albany voters in 1978), after following the normal procedures for amending City Zoning Ordinances, be adopted?
City and County of San Francisco Proposition E
Responsibility for Maintaining Street Trees and Surrounding Sidewalks
Shall the City amend the Charter to transfer responsibility from property owners to the City for maintaining trees on sidewalks around their property as well as sidewalks damaged by the trees, and pay for this by setting aside $19 million per year from its General Fund, adjusted annually based on City revenues?
City and County of San Francisco Proposition M
Housing and Development Commission
Shall the City amend the Charter to create the Housing and Development Commission to oversee two new departments (the Department of Economic and Workforce Development and the Department of Housing and Community Development) that would take over the duties of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, which would cease to exist?
City and County of San Francisco Proposition X
Preserving Space for Neighborhood Arts, Small Businesses and Community Services in Certain Neighborhoods
Shall the City require developers of projects in parts of the Mission and South of Market neighborhoods to build replacement space if they remove production, distribution and repair uses of 5,000 square feet or more, institutional community uses of 2,500 square feet or more, or arts activities uses of any size, and to obtain a conditional use authorization before changing the property’s use?
Monterey County Measure Z
Oil And Gas Drilling Operations Initiative
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 Soledad Measure F