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November 5, 2012
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November 5, 2012
VOTER INTIMIDATION ORGANIZED BY THE LEFT
Tomorrow... people be prepared and stand your ground. The UN people are NOT here on official activity. There will be help!!! In California, keep the number of the Election Integrity Project on your phone when you go to the polls. These people have NO right to be in our polling place.
October 11, 2012
Scroll down to find Voter Guides.
Chino Tea Party will be providing recommendations for this year's election. Scroll down this webpage. Proposition recommendations will be added by this weekend.
If you would like to discuss items in the ballot, please contact us and we could schedule a ballot review with other members in our community. It is fun and very informative. You will learn to feel confident in your vote. Contact us at (909) 731-6101.
San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters website:
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Election information can be found at:
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Chino Tea Party would like everyone to seriously consider what the future holds
for this country if we do not elect the right candidates to office. Get together with
people who you can sit down and discuss issues that we are facing today. Talk
to your family, friends, neighbors, and candidates. Ask for the truth and evidence
to back up their claims. Ask about the economy, effects of recent immigration
bribe by Obama, religious freedom, Fast & Furious, sudden support for gay
marriage, and Obamacare.
Then compare with the information you would find on FoxNews.com.
A Great Presidential Voter Guide!!!!
Voter Guides: Click here.
November 3, 2012
I am certain that we have many Democrats who are disappointed with the way Obama has run this country to the ground. I find it incomprehensible that some of this disappointed Democrats are still thinking of voting for this man. People do not realize how it is to live in a dictatorship.
I find myself praying every day, just hoping that people would think about the whole country instead of themselves. Lived under Marcos rule for 21 years and yet, that was a catwalk compared to Obama. Obama is evil. He loves the power like Marcos, but Obama's agenda is the destruction of our financial system so he could he could hold on to power and keep his cronies in the upper echelon of society. If Obama were to win again, say goodbye to our great medical sytem, our innovative society, our Christian religion, our way of life, and our DREAMS.
The worst is yet to come.
We will never tell you how to vote, but we will help you make an informed decision by providing these links to you. Do your research. Life is not a game. More to come.
Prop 30: Income and Sales Tax Increase.
Click to read - No on Prop 30
Read It For Yourself.org also has a video to watch here
Prop 31: New Government Accountability Procedures.
Click to read - Prop 31 - State
Budget. State and Local Government State of California. Vote No on Prop 31.
Prop 32: Stop Special Interest Money
. Click Yes on Prop 32
- To download Yes on
Prop 32 material "FACT SHEET" and "AT A GLANCE" are both good
Prop 33: Insurance Discount for Continuous Coverage.
for information on
Yes for Prop 33.
Prop 34: Abolition of Capital Punishment. Vote No on Prop 34.
Prop 35: Increased Punishment for Sexual Exploitation. Yes on Prop 35 - here.
Prop 36: Penalty Reduction for Three Strikes Offenders. Vote No on Prop 36.
Prop 37: Deceptive Food Labeling Scheme.
to watch a short video. Click
on No on Prop 37 -
More regulations that have no guarantee of
making us healthier.
Prop 38: Income Tax Increase for Schools.
on Prop 38, read here. (My take
on this proposition is that our property taxes and income taxes are supposed
to fund education already. There seems to be no end for asking more money for
education. Unions and School administrators are responsible in budgeting their
funds but they choose to increase pay and benefits. Taxing people more,
especially this much only puts the burden of responsibility on people who do not
have children or choose not to have children. It is time to make people
responsible for their lives and stop government from this practice. Enough
Prop 39: Tax Increase for Renewable Energy. Click hereto hear a video on No of Prop 39. This Proposition has nothing to do with clean energy.
It has everything about raising taxes on all businesses including small
Remember that almost every regulation created actually penalizes and taxes more. Have you seen the California Code Book? It's a crazy state to be in. How many people from Hollywood live in California? There has to be a reason for that, don't you think?
Read the Voter Guides provided below:
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association discusses all the ballot initiatives here. Read it, understand it, and forward the link to family and friends. California Republican Women's Federated Voter Guide - read here.
San Bernardino County:
Measure P - No - School Improvement Funding — Chaffey Joint Union High School District
(School Bonds – 55% Approval Required)
Measure Q - No - Cap on Compensation and Mandatory Transparency for County
Supervisors — County of San Bernardino (Charter Amendment –
Majority Approval Required)
Measure R - Yes- Compensation Limits and Budget Reductions for County Supervisors —
County of San Bernardino (Charter Amendment – 55% Approval
Recommendations by Chino Tea Party:
(Click on the candidate's name to read more about them.)
ABOUT ELIZABETH EMKEN AND DIANE FEINSTEIN:
October 25, 2012
Received this in my e-mail, pretty interesting!!FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 26, 2012Contact: Mark Standriff, Communications
(925) 395-4475 x206ICYMI: Feinstein Scores 0% on Eight Key National Security Votes
(ORANGE COUNTY, CA) - According to the Center for Security Policy, Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman Dianne Feinstein had the worst voting record on national security issues in Congress this year. Feinstein scored 0% on all eight national security votes in the Senate, including an amendment she introduced that would have seriously limited our military's ability to detain enemy combatants.
The CSP rated all 535 members of the Congress on eight issue votes taken in the Senate and 22 in the House this year. Their annual National Security Scorecard was released to the public today.
"As our national security continues to be threatened, at home and abroad, it is plainly evident that Dianne Feinstein doesn't walk the talk when it comes to protecting America's interests," said Elizabeth Emken, Republican challenger for Calfornia's U.S. Senate seat. "In fact, Feinstein has repeatedly shown an alarming tendency to enable our enemies, weaken relationships with our allies, and backpedal on intelligence accusations. That isn't leadership. It's insecurity."
[Read the Center for Security Policy's full report on Sen. Feinstein's national security votes HERE
CHINO MAYORAL DEBATE - DENNIS YATES AND LEE McGROARTY:
Click here for video-streaming. Daily Bulletin: Click here YouTube video of Lee McGroarty's View on Cronyism: Click here.
ABOUT DENNIS YATES:
In spite of repeatedly being told that AQMD uses faulty and misleading reports
and data, Yates still pushes through with regulations that will cause hundreds,
if not thousands, of jobs to disappear or businesses move out of state. Greed
and too much power breed corruption.
ABOUT LEE McGROARTY:
Information on Lee McGroarty: Click here.
Lee has the vision and the knowledge to improve the finances of Chino. Lee is not beholden to any special interest. Lee will clean up the problems we have in Chino, especially cronyism. Lee wants Chino's reputation to improve and will take the steps to do it. Our downtown area has to be improved. Our sidewalks and streets could do better. There is a time when employees become jaded and unproductive, unless they benefit from the tasks substantially. This goes for the politicians as well. It is time for Yates to go. We need a new direction for Chino. One that will put the community first. Let's all work on improving Chino for our future. Improving Chino would benefit the whole community including raising the value of our homes. Hats off to Lee for having the tenacity to do his research and challenge Yates.
ABOUT NORMA TORRES:
This woman proclaims to be a Catholic. She will show you how much she cares and
that she would be willing to work with you. She isn't and doesn't. Look at her voting record. It is pretty shocking that this woman would vote for late-term abortion. She
voted for gay marriage. She is all for ObamaCare... and this would actually make it
a lot worse for the poor and low income people to get medical attention. You don't
believe me? Watch the movie, "Sick and Sicker." This is a documentary on the universal
healthcare in Canada. This could be even worse than ours because we have a higher
population than Canada. What Obama has sold you is a VERY, VERY BAD PRODUCT. Do your research!!!
ABOUT KENNY COBLE:
I feel fortunate that through the course of two years, I have met hundreds of people, and some of who I can call friends. Kenny and Melanie Coble are great people. They are warm, friendly, and down-to-earth. Kenny is a business man and Melanie his right hand, go-to person. Kenny understands what it takes to make a business succeed, the sacrifices that come with it, and the guts to face the competition. We need more people like Kenny in government because politicians like Norma Torres just do not have a clue how business works and the value of that hard-earned dollar.
How can Norma vote for things that reflect our values? Norma's dismal voting record proves that her values are that of a party-run Democrat. I have a lot of respect and I truly support the Police Department everywhere, but I think it is time for our law enforcement and fire department personnel to stop the practice of endorsing candidates that have the power to give them pay raises and benefits. They should concentrate more on what is good for the community and not just their pockets. You don't see the military armed forces personnel endorse a candidate, do you? Nor will you hear City employees endorse a candidate. Let's maintain the dignity and respect that comes with these honorable public agencies. You might just realize that the other candidate might actually do a better job for the office they are campaigning for. Norma Torres is a disgrace for the title she holds. Her voting record fails us and all of California.
ABOUT ROMAN NAVA:
Roman Nava is a family man and someone who has worked in different areas of government. He is a conservative and feels that he can improve the quality of education in Chino Valley. Roman's children go to public school and he understands what it is that he, as a parent, want from the educators and the School Administration. Roman will see to it that the School District will do it's job to attract and keep great students.
I know that a lot of teachers have been laid off, and some of them are the best. I guess SEIU has failed THESE teachers that lost their jobs because they were more interested in representing the teachers that earn more, since that is where their "share" of the union fees are based. I just do not understand how teachers put up with this. #1 it is like another agency has taxed them #2 if you work hard and do your job, you do not need the union, and #3 union reps make 6 digit salaries plus very good benefits for part time work. Tell me I am wrong. When the teacher's union endorses any political candidate, then you just have to start voting for the other candidate because then you have a person in office who does not owe the union any favors. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
ABOUT IRENE HERNANDEZ-BLAIR:
Irene Hernandez-Blair - when you listen to Irene speak, she almost sounds like a conservative; with claims of grassroots, and being a fiscal conservative, and she also claims that she works "strictly with volunteers and a few very dedicated political figures who believe in me and believe in my campaign goals."
First, I believe that, as a fledging member of the Chino Valley Democrat Party (I think Democratic is not the correct way to name the group),what she claims to be is opposite what she is. For a liberal to say she is concerned about the children seems to be the exact opposite.
Does she agree with SB48 - the teaching of homosexual lifestyles to children in grades K - 12? Did she support SB499 - that 12-yr old children can be treated for sexually transmitted diseases without the parent's knowledge? Does she support AB130/131 - illegal aliens eligible for in-state tuition discounts and special grands? Does she support Prop 8 - the defense of marriage act? Does she also support to overturn Prop 13 that would raise property taxes on your family homes?
Having been endorsed by the Democracy for America organization, she had to pass the eligibility criteria to be endorsed by them. Check out the following criteria:
- Will the candidate move the progressive movement forward in their community?
- Does the candidate have substantial support from local members?
- Do the candidates positions and policies fit into DFA's set of core progressive value?
- Is the campaign people-powered and the candidate working to win?
Having said that, like all Democrats, Irene is being backed by unions and her campaign is funded by unions from all over. When a Boardmember is funded by the Teacher's union, how can that person stand up to the corrupt actions of the union? How can she be tough on salary and benefits increases or will she be able to negotiate a contract that would be able to benefit the children more than the union? Would she back up the parents and the children as opposed to the parents and children or the unions?
I know how I would vote.
Voter Guides for Los Angeles County:
City Council Member; City of Downey; District 1
City of Downey; District 3
Roger C. Brossmer
Council Member; City of Downey; District 5
District Attorney; County of Los Angeles
Governing Board Member; Cerritos Community College District; Trustee Area 1
Robert “Bob” Arthur
Governing Board Member; Cerritos Community College District; Trustee Area 2
Governing Board Member; Cerritos Community College District; Trustee Area 3
Jean M. McHatton
Member, Board of Directors; West Basin Municipal Water District; Division 3
Jake William Townsend
NO — Measure A Appointment of County Assessor — County of Los Angeles (Advisory Vote Only – Advisory Vote Only)
Do you support seeking to change the California Constitution and the Los Angeles County Charter to make the position of Los Angeles County Assessor an appointed position instead of an elected position?
NO — Measure B Safer Sex In the Adult Film Industry Act — County of Los Angeles (Ordinance – Majority Approval Required)
Shall an ordinance be adopted requiring producers of adult films to obtain a County public health permit, to require adult film performers to use condoms while engaged in sex acts, to provide proof of blood borne pathogen training course, to post permit and notices to performers, and making violations of the ordinance subject to civil fines and criminal charges?
NO — Measure C Use of Revenue from Measure ‘H’ — City of El Monte (Advisory – Advisory Vote Only)
If the Sugary Sweetened Beverage License Fee ballot measure passes on November 6, 2012, the new tax revenues should be used primarily to pay for the following public services: police and fire emergency services; parks and recreation programs including new sports fields; health and wellness programs for children and senior citizens; and other projects to prevent and treat diabetes and childhood obesity.
NO — Measure D Telecommunications Tax Reduction — City of Downey (Ordinance – Majority Approval Required)
Shall an ordinance be adopted to reduce the tax on telecommunication services from 5% to
4.8%; modernize the ordinance to treat taxpayers equally regardless of technology used; and to preserve funding of general City services, such as police, fire protection, street maintenance; and for parks and recreation, library and senior citizen programs; subject to an annual independent audit?
NO — Measure E El Camino Community College Improvement/Transfer/Job Training Measure — El Camino Community College District (School Bonds – 55% Approval Required)
To prepare students for universities/transfer/jobs, including nursing, healthcare, fire-fighting and high-tech jobs, by expanding science labs, upgrading outdated electrical systems, wiring green energy for savings, building earthquake/fire-safe classrooms equipped with up-to-date technology, improving facilities for Veterans, acquiring, constructing, repairing facilities, sites/equipment, shall El Camino Community College District issue $350,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, requiring all funds remain local, financial audits, citizen’s oversight, and NO money for pensions/administrators’ salaries?
NO — Measure F El Monte Fairness For Mobilehome Owners Ordinance — City of El Monte (Ordinance – Majority Approval Required)
El Monte Fairness For Mobilehome Owners Ordinance Shall the ordinance adopted by the voters in April 1990 be repealed in order to allow the City Council to investigate the reasonableness of rent charged to mobilehome owners and if appropriate, consider the regulation of proposed mobilehome park rent increases in the future?
NO — Measure G Cerritos College Job Training and College Transfer Measure — Cerritos Community College District (School Bonds – 55% Approval Required)
To prepare local Cerritos College students for high-skilled jobs and 4-year universities by updating classrooms, technology, math, science and computer labs, upgrading job-training facilities, providing classrooms and labs to accommodate growing demand, replacing leaky roofs, aging and unsafe buildings, facilities/equipment, and acquiring, constructing, repairing buildings, classrooms, sites/facilities/equipment, shall Cerritos Community College District issue $350,000,000 in bonds, at legal rates, with citizen oversight, and no money for Sacramento, administrators’ salaries or employee pensions?
NO — Measure H El Monte Vital City Services/Childhood Obesity Prevention Measure — City of El Monte (Ordinance – Majority Approval Required)
To offset state cuts and maintain police, fire, 9-1-1 emergency services, gang prevention, graffiti removal, youth after school/nutritional/fitness/health programs, senior services; pothole repair; and other general fund services shall an ordinance be adopted implementing a business license fee of one (1) cent per fluid ounce of sugar sweetened beverage served/ provided/traded by businesses in the City requiring annual audits and all funds used locally?
NO — Measure I Sales Tax Increase to Fund Essential Services — City of La Mirada (Sales Tax Increase – Majority Approval Required)
To preserve our quality of life and maintain local, city services, including: neighborhood police patrols/911 response times; crime/gang prevention programs; repair potholes/keep streets from falling into disrepair; senior services/facilities; after-school programs for children/teens; and other general city services, shall the City of La Mirada enact a one cent sales tax, for 5 years, that cannot be taken by Sacramento, with citizens’ oversight, annual independent audits, will all funds spent only in La Mirada?
NO — Measure J Accelerating Traffic Relief, Job Creation — County of Los Angeles (Continuation of Voter-Approved Sales Tax Increase – Majority Approval Required)
To advance Los Angeles County’s traffic relief, economic growth/ job creation, by accelerating construction of light rail/ subway/ airport connections within five years not twenty; funding countywide freeway traffic flow/ safety /bridge improvements, pothole repair; keeping senior/ student/ disabled fares low; Shall Los Angeles County’s voter-approved one-half cent traffic relief sales tax continue, without tax rate increase, for another 30 years or until voters decide to end it, with audits/ keeping funds local?
NO — Measure K School Improvement Bonds — Lynwood Unified School District (School Bonds – 55% Approval Required)
To improve and maintain neighborhood schools by repairing and updating classrooms, science labs and technology, repairing leaky roofs, bathrooms, plumbing, and electrical, improving school safety with lighting, fences, fire alarms, and earthquake retrofits, removing asbestos, replacing portables with permanent classrooms, renovating, constructing, and equipping, modernizing school facilities, shall Lynwood Unified School District issue $93,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, requiring strict accountability, Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee review, independent annual audits, with no funds for administrator salaries or pensions?
NO — Measure L School Improvement Funding — Lancaster Elementary School District (School Bonds – 55% Approval Required)
To better prepare students for success in high school, college and careers, repair, upgrade outdated classrooms and school buildings, upgrade classrooms, science labs and computer systems to keep pace with technology, improve student safety and security systems, and make funding available to protect and improve the quality of core academic instruction, shall the Lancaster School District issue $63,000,000 in bonds at legal interest rates, with independent oversight, no money for administrator salaries, and all money staying local?
NO — Measure M Business License Tax — City of Artesia (Ordinance – Majority Approval Required)
To provide the City of Artesia with additional revenue to maintain services such as neighborhood police patrols/911 response, gang prevention, pothole/street repairs with funds that require independent audits and that cannot be taken by the state, shall the Artesia Local Services Ordinance be adopted to update/increase its existing business license tax rate schedules based on type/size of business, with no rate increase for small businesses with gross annual receipts of less than $150,000?
NO — Measure N Hotel Workers’ Wages and Sick Leave — City of Long Beach (Ordinance – Majority Approval Required)
Shall the ordinance which establishes minimum wages and minimum sick leave payable to hotel workers, be adopted?
NO — Measure O Change of Municipal Election Dates — City of Long Beach (Charter Amendment – Majority Approval Required)
Shall Measure O, which amends the Long Beach City Charter to change the dates of the Primary and General Municipal Elections be adopted?
NO — Measure P Utility User Tax — City of Bellflower (Ordinance – Majority Approval Required)
Shall an ordinance to offset State financial cuts and help the City of Bellflower maintain and restore City services including: neighborhood Sheriff’s patrols; local Sheriff’s substation hours; drug, bullying and gang prevention/enforcement; graffiti removal; school safety/after-school programs; pothole repairs; and other services, by temporarily increasing Bellflower’s utility users’ tax by 2% for 5 years; with audits, low-income senior exemptions, citizens’ oversight and all funds used for local purposes, be adopted?
YES — Measure Q School Improvement Bonds — Redondo Beach Unified School District (School Bonds – 55% Approval Required)
To prepare students for success in high school, college, and the workforce; acquire, construct, upgrade, furnish, and equip school facilities, including career and technical facilities, improve classroom technology, and make energy efficiency improvements to reduce operating costs and put more money in classrooms; shall Redondo Beach Unified School District issue $63,000,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, have an independent citizens’ oversight committee with no money taken by the State or used for salaries or other operating expenses?
NO — Measure R School Improvement Bonds — Rowland Unified School District (School Bonds – 55% Approval Required)
To continue to upgrade Rowland Unified schools, repair, equip, construct and/or reconstruct classrooms, roofs, multiuse facilities, gyms/athletic facilities, libraries, science & technology labs, and construct permanent classrooms to replace temporary portables, shall Rowland Unified School District issue $158.8 million in bonds at legal interest rates, with no funds for administrative salaries or employee pensions, with mandatory annual audits and independent citizen oversight?
NO — Measure S School Improvement Bonds — Temple City Unified School District (School Bond – 55% Approval Required)
To maintain high quality education, prepare local students for college and careers, equip schools with current technology, upgrade security, fire safety, electrical, plumbing, heating/cooling systems, repair old roofs, upgrade science labs, construct, repair, acquire classrooms, vocational education facilities, sites, facilities and equipment, shall Temple City Unified School District issue $128,800,000 in bonds, at legal rates, with citizen oversignt, annual audits, no money for pensions or administrators’ salaries, and all funds locally controlled and not be taken by Sacramento?
NO — Measure T Pomona Citizen’s Right to Vote Initiative Measure — City of Pomona (Ordinance – Majority Approval Required)
Shall an ordinance be adopted to change the method of electing the six City Council members from the current "bydistrict" method, where voters from each district vote for the candidate representing each respective district pursuant to the Pomona City Charter, to an "atlarge" system where candidates representing each district are elected by voters citywide?
YES — Measure U Pomona City Charter Measure — City of Pomona (Charter Amendment – Majority Approval Required)
Shall the Charter of the City of Pomona be amended as proposed by the Charter Review Commission, regarding setting Council district boundaries, Mayoral election as a stand alone election, "instant runoff" Councilmember elections, Council vacancy procedures, increasing contributions limits to Councilmembers, providing staff and legal counsel for Charter Commission, City budget and Capital Improvement Program appropriations, commitment to the Youth and Family Master Plan, and establising violations of the Charter as misdemeanors, among other changes?
NO — Measure V Pomona Transient Occupancy Tax Increase — City of Pomona (Ordinance – Majority Approval Required)
To ensure funding for essential general city services including police services, fire protection, street and park maintanance, business development, and park and recreation services, shall an ordinance be adopted to incresase the tax charged only to persons who occupy hotels, as defined by Pomona City Code Section 50-81, otherwise known as the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT), from ten percent (10%) to twelve percent (12%)?
NO — Measure W Pomona Real Property Transfer Tax Increase — City of Pomona (Ordinance – Majority Approval Required)
To ensure funding for essential general city services including police services, fire protection, street and park maintenance, business development, and park and recreation services, shall an ordinance be adopted to increase the tax charged when real property in the city is sold or transferred, otherwise known as the Real Property Tax, from $1.10 per $500 of property value at the time of sale $2.20?
NO — Measure X Save Our Pomona Public Library — City of Pomona (Parcel Tax – 2/3 Approval Required)
To provide revenue dedicated to the City of Pomona Library services, and operation of the Library no fewer than 38 hours per week, shall the City of Pomona ordinance adopting a special parcel tax of $38.00/parcel and/or residential unit, providing for annual adjustments commencing July 1, 2013, be approved by the voters?
NO — Measure Y Temporary Half-Cent Sales Tax — City of Culver City (Ordinance – Majority Approval Required)
To offset state budget cuts, preserve quality neighborhoods and ensure effective 911 emergency response by retaining firefighters, police officers, and paramedics; fixing potholes/streets; maintaining parks, community centers, storm drains; continuing after school programs, senior services, graffiti removal, arts/cultural programs, and other general services, shall Culver City enact a half-cent sales tax, automatically expiring after ten years, requiring independent financial audits, all funds used locally, and no money for Sacramento?
NO — Measure Z School Improvement Bonds — Whittier City Elementary School District (School Bonds – 55% Approval Required)
To improve the quality of education, replace deteriorating roofs; improve access to computers and technology; replace old plumbing systems; make health, safety, and handicapped accessibility improvements; replace outdated heating ventilation and cooling systems; modernize outdated classrooms and school facilities; and improve energy efficiency; shall the Whittier City Elementary School District issue $55,000,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, have an independent citizens’ oversight committee and have NO money used for administrative or teacher salaries, or taken by the state?
NO — Measure AA Sales Tax Increase to Fund Essential Services — City of Commerce (Ordinance – Majority Approval Required)
NO — Measure AA.
Shall the ordinance imposing a one half of one percent (½%) transactions and use (sales) tax to offset severe state budget cuts and provide funding for such things as police and fire service, repair, maintenance and improvement of streets, sidewalks, public facilities, parks, libraries and other city services, with all revenues staying in the city and spending reviewed by a citizens’ advisory panel and independently audited, be approved?
YES — Measure ALF Density Limit re Assisted Living Facility — City of Sierra Madre (Ordinance – Majority Approval Required)
Shall an Ordinance be adopted to amend Sierra Madre Municipal Code Section 17.35.040 ("Core Density Limit") of the People’s Empowerment Act (aka Measure V) to permit development of an assisted living facility consistent with the Kensington Assisted Living Facility Specific Plan not exceeding two stories, thirty feet in height and seventy-five assisted living suites, for the parcels located at 33 North Hermosa Avenue an 245 West Sierra Madre Boulevard?
NO — Measure BB School Improvement Bonds — Bellflower Unified School District (School Bonds – 55% Approval Required)
To expand vocational education facilities, upgrade classroom computer technology; repair, equip, and construct classrooms/facilities at Baxter, Foster, Intensive Learning Center, Jefferson, Las Flores, Lindstrom, Pyle, Ramona, Washington, Williams, and Woodruff Elementary and Bellflower, Mayfair, and Somerset High Schools, shall Bellflower Unified School District issue $79,000,000 of bonds with interest rates below legal limits, with independent citizen oversight, no money for administrator salaries, and all funds spent locally and not taken by the State and spent elsewhere?
NO — Measure CC School Improvement Bonds — Covina-Valley Unified School District (School Bonds – 55% Approval Required)
To better prepare students for college and good-paying careers by upgrading classrooms, science labs, and instructional technology needed for improved teaching, repair/replace leaky roofs, worn-out floors, plumbing and faulty electrical systems, acquire/construct/renovate sites/facilities/equipment to meet modern academic standards; improve energy efficiency saving money and supporting instruction, shall Covina-Valley Unified School District issue $129,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, with independent citizen oversight, no money for administrators, and all money staying local?
NO — Measure CL School Improvement Funding — Local Classrooms Funding Authority (Special Tax – 2/3 Approval Required)
To protect academic quality in local K-12 schools; maintain math, science, English programs; provide education for students with disabilities/special needs; support computer technology and school security; prepare students for college/careers; retain excellent teachers; shall Local Classrooms Funding Authority levy a special tax of 2¢/square foot of lot for residential property, and 7.5¢/square foot for other property types; requiring citizens oversight, audits, senior exemptions, no money for administrator salaries and all funds staying local?
NO — Measure DD School Improvement Bonds — Palmdale Elementary School District (School Bonds – 55% Approval Required)
To repair/improve aging schools, improve math/science instruction and protect education in Palmdale elementary and intermediate schools with local funding that cannot be taken by State government, shall Palmdale School District repair leaking roofs, rusting plumbing and aging restrooms; update science labs, computers and instructional technology; upgrade/repair/add classrooms to meet safety, health and academic standards; by issuing $220 million dollars in bonds at legal rates, with independent citizens’ oversight, no money for administrators salaries?
NO — Measure EE School Improvement Bonds — Little Lake City School District (School Bonds – 55% Approval Required)
To improve the quality of local schools by renovating old and outdated classrooms, restrooms, upgrading science labs and computer systems to keep pace with technology, improving student safety and security systems, repairing, constructing, acquiring classrooms, school facilities and equipment, and to remove hazardous materials and improve student safety and security systems shall Little Lake City School District issue $18,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, with mandatory audits, independent citizen oversight and all money staying local?
NO — Measure ES Local School Modernization, Academic Improvement and Earthquake and Fire Safety Bond — Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (School Bond – 55% Approval Required)
To improve academic instruction and school safety by modernizing high school classrooms and campuses, repairing aging elementary schools, ensuring every school meets current earthquake and fire safety standards to protect students, and constructing, acquiring, modernizing, and/or repairing classrooms, sites, facilities, equipment, computers, and learning technology to raise student achievement, shall the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District issue $385,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, with independent fiscal oversight, mandatory audits, and all funds for Santa Monica and Malibu schools?
NO — Measure GA Rent Control Adjustments — City of Santa Monica (Charter Amendment – Majority Approval Required)
Shall the City Charter be amended to allow the annual rent control general adjustment to be based on 75% of the annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index, but limited to an adjustment between 0% and 6%; and to give the Rent Control Board discretion, after a public hearing, to impose a dollar limit, within the 0-6% range, calculated using the same formula employed when imposing a limit under the existing general adjustment formula?
NO — Measure GG School Improvement Bonds — Inglewood Unified School District (School Bonds – 55% Approval Required)
To improve the quality of education; make health/safety improvements; replace old roofs; modernize/upgrade classrooms, restrooms and school facilities; improve student access to computers and technology; improve energy efficiency; upgrade inadequate electrical and plumbing systems; construct new classrooms; and qualify the District for over $20,000,000 in state grants, shall Inglewood Unified School District issue $90,000,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, have an independent oversight committee and NO money taken by the state or for administrative salaries?
NO — Measure HH Conservation Funding — Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (Special Tax – 2/3 Approval Required)
To protect, maintain and conserve local open space, parklands and wildlife corridors; protect water quality in local creeks and reservoirs; improve fire prevention including brush clearing; acquire open space, and increase park ranger safety security patrols, shall the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority implement a special $24 tax annually for ten years only, with all funds spent locally in the Santa Monica Mountains east of the 405 freeway, and require independent citizen oversight and audits?
NO — Measure MM Conservation Funding — Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (Special Tax – 2/3 Approval Required)
To protect, maintain and conserve local open space, parklands and wildlife corridors; protect water quality in local creeks and reservoirs; improve fire prevention including brush clearing, acquire open space, and increase park ranger safety and security patrols, shall the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority implement a special $19 tax annually for ten years only, with all funds staying in the hillside communities of Woodland Hills, Encino, and Tarzana, and require independent citizen oversight and audits?
NO — Measure QS Castaic School Improvement Measure — Castaic Union Elementary School District (School Bonds – 55% Approval Required)
To provide modern and efficient elementary and middle school facilities, shall Castaic Union School District build up-to-date science labs/classrooms/facilities, provide modern computers/technology/equipment, replace inefficient and outdated heating/ventilation systems and update fire alarm/safety systems by issuing $51 million in bonds at legal rates, with independent oversight, no money for administrators, and all funds staying local?
NO — Measure TT Education Funding — Little Lake City Elementary School District (Parcel Tax – 2/3 Approval Required)
To provide up-to-date textbooks and instructional materials in English, math, science and history, to continue funding for art and music programs, to improve classroom technology, to keep schools facilities clean, safe and well-maintained and to provide locally controlled funding that the State can’t take away, shall Little Lake City School District authorize a levy of $48 per parcel annually for five years with independent oversight, no funds for administrators’ salaries and an exemption for senior citizens?
NO — Measure WP Education Funding — Westside Union Elementary School District (Parcel Tax – 2/3 Approval Required)
To maintain academic programs including science, math, reading, writing, arts and music, fund computer technology, and help avoid increased class sizes with funds that cannot be taken by the State and spent elsewhere, shall Westside Union School District levy a $96.00 parcel tax for four years, so long as an independent citizens’ oversight committee is required, all funds are spent on neighborhood schools, and no money is used for administrative salaries?
NO — Measure WR Reauthorization of School Bonds — Westside Union Elementary School District (School Bond – 55% Approval Required)
To increase student computer /technology access; repair, equip and modernize elementary classrooms /school facilities; replace outdated heating /air conditioning; and reduce overall borrowing costs, shall $18,510,000 of Westside Union School District bonds, previously approved by voters in November 2008, be reauthorized through issuance of new bonds, with no increase in total authorized District debt, interest rates below legal limits, independent citizen oversight, no money for administrator salaries, and all funds spent locally and not
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To register to vote in California, you must be:
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I thought that California voted to not allow same-sex marriage? I thought that this is still being decided in the Supreme Court? Why is it in the Secretary of State website? Just saying...
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Who may register to vote?
A citizen of the United States, who is:
- A resident of California;
- A person not in prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony, and
- A person at least 18 years of age by the date of the next election.
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- If you move.
- If you change your name (due to marriage or court order)
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Safe at Home is a confidential address program that protects the identities of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking victims and employees, volunteers and patients of reproductive health care clinics. The Secretary of State’s office receives and forwards the first-class mail of participants, confidentially registers eligible participants to vote, and works with government agencies and private companies to provide additional identity protection. Advance Health Care Directive (AHCD) Registry maintains AHCDs, which allow a person to indicate to their loved ones and medical providers their medical treatment preferences if they cannot speak or make decisions for themselves. The AHCD may also designate someone else to make decisions regarding medical treatment. AHCDs and related information can be provided upon request to the registrant’s health care provider, public guardian or legal representative. The Domestic Partners Registry registers same-sex couples regardless of the age of the partners, and opposite-sex couples in which one partner is at least 62 years old, as domestic partners in California when they file a Declaration of Domestic Partnership.
Upcoming Elections 2012