June 7, 2016 Election

State

Proposition 50

SUSPENSION OF LEGISLATORS. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Authorizes Legislature to suspend Members, including without salary and benefits. Prohibits suspended Members from using powers of office or legislative resources. Provides suspension may end on specified date or by vote of Member’s house. Fiscal Impact: No effect on state spending in most years. Minor state savings in some years. 
CoCoTax Position:  Support

County

Measure AA – Parcel Tax

SAN FRANCISCO BAY CLEAN WATER, POLLUTION PREVENTION AND HABITAT RESTORATION PROGRAM.  To protect San Francisco Bay for future generations by reducing trash, pollution and harmful toxins, improving water quality, restoring habitat for fish, birds and wildlife, protecting communities from floods, and increasing shoreline public access, shall the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority authorize a parcel tax of $12 per year, raising approximately $25 million annually for twenty years with independent citizen oversight, audits, and all funds staying local? CoCoTax Position:  Oppose 

City

Measure E - Initiative

Shall the electors adopt the Initiative Limiting Card Rooms Within the City and Requiring Voter Approval for New or Expanded Card Rooms Ordinance? CoCoTax Position:  No Position

Measure G

CHANGING THE CITY TREASURER POSITION FROM ELECTED TO APPOINTED.  Shall the office of City Treasurer be appointed?  CoCoTax Position:  No Position

Measure H – Parcel Tax

CITYWIDE TRAILS AND LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE DISTRICT CONTINUATION OF EXISTING SERVICES AND SPECIAL PARCEL TAX.  Shall the existing Community Facility District 2007-1 (Trails and Landscape Maintenance District) be continued, with a Citizens Oversight Committee, for ten years to fund on-going operations and maintenance of the trails system, roadway landscape, open space weed abatement, and related expenses at the current annual special tax’s rate and methodology (presently $234.84/year per residential and non-residential parcel or fraction thereof), for FYs 2017-2027?  CoCoTax Position:  No Position

Measure K – Special Tax

To replace the small, outdated Oakley Library currently utilizing a portion of Freedom High School and construct and operate a new Library and Community Learning Center downtown, shall the ordinance establishing a $7.75 per month per parcel Library Development Tax be adopted, raising approximately one million one hundred thousand dollars annually, for thirty years starting fiscal year 2016/17, with independent financial audits ensuring funds are spent only on the Oakley Library and Community Learning Center?  CoCoTax Position:  No Position

Measure L – Bonds

Orinda Road and Storm Drain Repair Measure. To repair failing roads and storm drains, restore and upgrade other roadways and storm drains, fix potholes, and improve safety on Orinda public streets, shall the City of Orinda issue twenty-five million dollars in bonds, with financial audits, public review of all expenditures, and a citizens’ oversight committee?  CoCoTax Position:  No Position

Measure M – Sales Tax

To provide funding that stays in Pittsburg and cannot be seized by the State, to be used for Public Safety, gang prevention, job creation programs for local residents, Senior Center operations, repair roads, operate youth programs, and maintain other City services, shall the City of Pittsburg extend its current half-cent sales tax through fiscal year 2034-2035, providing $3.6-$3.8 million annually, than the increase be terminated, altogether, with citizens’ oversight, mandatory audits and consistent community reporting?  CoCoTax Position:  No Position

Measure N – Initiative Amend General Plan

Shall the ordinance to amend the Richmond General Plan 2030 to allow a 59 unit single family detached project on a site south of the intersection of Marina Way South and Hall and approve a development agreement and related actions be adopted?  CoCoTax Position:  No Position

Measure O – Initiative Amendment

Shall the ordinance to amend the Richmond Municipal Code requiring the City Manager to publicize compensation paid to exempt City service officials and employees, obligating the City Council to set annual compensation for City exempt service officials and employees and prohibiting the City Council from compensating the City Manager in excess of five times the median household income for the City be adopted?  CoCoTax Position:  No Position

Schools

Measure A – Bonds

CHABOT-LAS POSITAS JOB TRAINING, CLASSROOM REPAIR AND STUDENT SAFETY MEASURE. To upgrade aging classrooms and technology/science labs for career education to prepare students, veterans and workers for good jobs and university transfer, remove asbestos/retrofit buildings for earthquake safety, acquire, construct and repair sites/facilities/equipment, and improve campus safety/security, shall Chabot-Las Positas Community College District issue $950,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, no money for administrators’ salaries/pensions, independent financial audits, and all funds used locally?  CoCoTax Position:  Oppose

Measure B – Bonds

To provide Brentwood students with 21st century classrooms, upgrade libraries and science labs, improve school safety and security, expand access to classroom technology for students and teachers, renovate and modernize older schools in the District, build a new elementary school, and replace, acquire, construct and renovate school facilities, shall the Brentwood Union School District issue $158,000,000 in bonds, at legal interest rates, with an independent citizens’ oversight committee and no funds spent on administrators salaries?  CoCoTax Position:  Oppose

Measure C – Bonds

To upgrade aging neighborhood elementary and middle schools, avoid overcrowding, and modernize classrooms for today’s curriculum, including math, science, technology and arts, shall Lafayette School District repair or replace deteriorated roofs, plumbing, and electrical systems; update classrooms, labs and instructional technology; improve school safety/security: and acquire, construct, renovate, equip sites/facilities, by issuing $70,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, with independent citizen oversight, no administrators’ salaries, and all funds dedicated locally to Lafayette TK-8 schools?  CoCoTax Position:  Support

Measure D – Bonds

To address critical renovation, modernization and safety needs at District schools, upgrade classrooms, libraries and computer networks to provide students with 21st Century classrooms, improve energy efficiency of classrooms and buildings, and replace, acquire, construct and renovate school facilities shall the Walnut Creek School District issue $60 million in bonds at legal interest rates with funds monitored by an Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee and no funds spent on administrators?  CoCoTax Position:  No Position

Measure J – Bonds

To renovate aging Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District classrooms and school facilities with funding that the State can’t take away; improve fire safety and security systems; repair deteriorating roofs, plumbing, restrooms and electrical systems; modernize outdated classrooms, science labs and instructional technology; upgrade, acquire, construct, equip classrooms/facilities; and qualify for State matching funds, shall Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District issue $245 million in bonds, at legal rates, requiring independent audits and public reports, no money for administrators, and keeping all funds local?  CoCoTax Position:  No Position

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