In an advisory vote, the electorate made clear it opposes off-reservation Indian casinos in the county. A “yes” vote indicated opposition to casinos.
Measure D, Yes: 82.4%
A proposal from the Grindstone Rancheria of Wintun-Wailaki Indians to build an off-reservation a casino along Interstate 5 near Willows failed to receive support in an advisory election.
Measure F, No: 52.8%
An initiative that bans the application of sewage sludge on farm fields won easily. About one-third of all sewage sludge — a byproduct of sewage treatment — in the state is now hauled to Kern County and spread on agricultural land. The county has tried for years to halt the practice because of public health and image concerns.
Measure E, Yes: 83.3%
A half-cent sales tax for transportation for 30 years failed to receive a super-majority vote. The tax would have raised an estimated $466 million for road improvements.
Measure A, No: 37.2% (2/3 vote required)
A half-cent sales tax for transportation for 14 years failed. It would have raised an estimated $350 million for 16 highway improvement projects.
Measure A, No: 43.3% (2/3 vote required)
Voters widely rejected the Fair Pay for Public Benefit Act. The property rights initiative would have required the county to compensate a property owner “who suffers an established decrease in value of that property due to the impact of a new Napa County land use restriction.”
Measure A, No: 63.6%
A half-cent sales tax measure for transportation failed. The tax would have brought in about $530 million over 30 years.
Measure H, No: 47.6% (2/3 vote required)
A measure backed by the Orange County Board of Supervisors that prohibits the county from taking property via eminent domain so that the property may be used for private development gained widespread support.
Measure A, Yes: 75.9%
o City of Yorba Linda. Voters narrowly approved a controversial initiative that requires general plan amendments and rezonings to be decided by voters. The initiative also establishes a height limit of 35 feet.
Measure B, Yes: 51.1%
San Bernardino County
o City of Apple Valley. A measure backed by the City Council that amends a 1999 ballot measure prohibiting rezoning without voter approval won. The new measure gives the City Council the final say on general plan amendments and zoning.
Measure N, Yes: 59.3%
o City of Barstow. An initiative to give preference to San Bernardino County Indian tribes in development of a casino failed badly. The measure was an attempt to halt development of two Indian casinos proposed by two tribes from out of the area, a project that has the support of the city and the state.
Measure H, No: 80.4%
San Diego County
o City of Chula Vista. Voters backed a charter amendment placed on the ballot by the City Council that prohibits the use of eminent domain to make property available for private development without voter approval.
Proposition C, Yes: 73.8%
o Tri-City Healthcare District. A $596 million bond to fund construction, repair and improvements to Tri-City Medical Center and other medical facilities in Oceanside, Carlsbad and Vista barely failed to receive super-majority approval. The bond would have cost property owners about $23 per $100,000 of assessed value.
Proposition F, No: 34.1% (2/3 vote required)
Voters overwhelmingly rejected an initiative aimed primarily at Laguna Honda Hospital admissions and care policies that also would have permitted development of nursing homes as conditional uses on land zoned for public use.
Measure D, No: 73.6%
Santa Barbara County
A measure that would have carved a new county out of the existing county failed miserably. The proposed Mission County would have encompassed Santa Maria, Lompoc, Buellton and the Santa Ynez Valley.
Measure H, entire county vote: No, 82.8%
Measure H, within proposed county: No, 81.3%
Santa Clara County
A half-cent sales tax failed even though only a majority vote was required because the tax revenue was not officially designated for uses. Much of the revenue, however, likely would have gone for transit, primarily the $4.7 billion extension of BART from Fremont to San Jose.
Measure A, No: 57.1%
Parks continued to prove popular in the South Bay, as a 12-year extension of a special tax to fund parkland acquisition, development and maintenance was successful. The tax has been in place since 1972. The tax amounts to $14.20 for every $100K of assessed value.
Measure B, Yes: 71.1% (2/3 vote required)
o City of Morgan Hill. Voters repealed a 1987 voter-approved zoning limitation that prohibits grocery stores at the Cochrane Plaza Shopping Center. A Target store now anchors the center, but Target plans to relocate.
Measure H, Yes: 82.3%
o City of Saratoga. Voters said they do not want the city to sell the former Grace Methodist Church, which the city purchased four years ago for use as a new senior center. The senior center never relocated to the site, and the city proposed selling the 2.6-acre property. Sale opponents insist the church sold the property to the city at a discount and the property should remain in public hands.
Measure J, No 75.6%
A half-cent sales tax for transportation failed for the third time in four years. After relatively close votes in 2004 and 2002, this time the rejection was resounding.
Measure H, No: 54.6% (2/3 vote required)
o City of Santa Paula. A 2,155-unit, 800-acre housing project was rejected. The City Council approved the Centex project last year, but opponents forced a referendum.
Measure E6, No: 52.7%
o City of Woodland. An urban limit line initiative won approval. Supporters said the measure encourages downtown redevelopment, while opponents questioned the measure’s effectiveness and said it would induce growth on the city’s fringe.
Measure A, Yes: 53.7%