As of Wednesday afternoon, March 9, here are the following results from local elections related to land use in California:
Beverly Hills Measure 2P - Approved; Measure 3P - Rejected
2P Two Hours of Free Parking Initiative; approved, 3,168-1,963
3P Three Hours of Free Parking for Residents of Beverly Hills, Measure 3P; rejected, 1,436-3,539
Measure 2P, promoted by businesses in downtown Beverly Hills, appears headed for victory. It ensures two hours of free parking at several city-owned parking structures. Measure 3P, put on the ballot by the Beverly Hills City Council, appears headed for defeat. It had included the unusual provision of offering a certain amount of free downtown parking only to Beverly Hills residents.
Jurupa Valley (Riverside Co.) Measure A - Approved
Jurupa Valley Incorporation Election; approved 3,193 - 2,715
This vote means that Jurupa Valley will become Riverside County's 28th city. The vote ends 19 years of efforts to achieve cityhood for what has been a loose association of communities in the fast-growing county. The city of roughly 90,000 residents will incorporate July 1, 2011.
San Clemente Measure A - Rejected
Vote on the Playa Del Norte Development at North Beach
Rejected 6,922 - 9,424
This measure asked voters to affirm the City Council's decision to approve a mixed use development for a seaside parking lot. Opponents bemoaned the project's potential infringement on beach access.
West Hollywood Measure WH-A -- Rejected
Tax Billboard Act
Rejected, 983 - 3,865
Promoted as a way for the city to generate millions of dollars in revenue by allowing and taxing "supergraphic" billboards on the Sunset Strip and Beverly Boulevards, this measure was criticized as a "Trojan Horse" that would allow visual blight.