March 7, 2017 —Local Elections
Los Angeles CountyBallot Measures
Passed 585,905 votes yes (69.34%) 259,098 votes no (30.66%)
To fund mental health, substance abuse treatment, health care, education, job training, rental subsidies, emergency and affordable housing, transportation, outreach, prevention, and supportive services for homeless children, families, foster youth, veterans, battered women, seniors, disabled individuals, and other homeless adults; shall voters authorize Ordinance No. 2017-0001 to levy a ¼ cent sales tax for ten years, with independent annual audits and citizens' oversight?
City of BellflowerBallot Measures
Passed 3,159 votes yes (73.84%) 1,119 votes no (26.16%)
Shall the proposition imposing a tax on cannabis related businesses operating within the City of Bellflower be adopted?
City of Redondo BeachBallot Measures
Passed 9,229 votes yes (57.13%) 6,925 votes no (42.87%)
Shall Redondo Beach approve amendments to its Coastal Land Use Plan Implementing Ordinance (partially adopted in 2010 in Measure G) to provide additional analytical procedures and additional limits reducing the amount and type of development in the Coastal Commercial Zones and the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Zone (Seaside Lagoon), located in the Redondo Beach King Harbor-Pier area?
City of Palos Verdes EstatesBallot Measures
Failed 2,198 votes yes (59.92%) 1,470 votes no (40.08%)
Shall an ordinance be adopted that continues a levy of the existing special tax for a period of twelve (12) years on each eligible parcel in the City at the initial base rate of $342.34 plus $0.196073 per square foot of building improvement effective July 1, 2017, and maintains the existing 6.2% limit on annual adjustments, initially generating approximately $4.7 million annually to finance fire suppression and paramedic services?
City of Signal HillBallot Measures
Shall the proposed citizen’s initiative measure to tax medical marijuana facilities in the City of Signal Hill, through a 10% tax on the monetary transactions as well as doubling the license taxes, with no sunset clause, and currently estimated to raise $0.00 annually because medical marijuana facilities are not presently allowed in the City of Signal Hill, be adopted?
City of Los AngelesBallot Measures
Passed 319,017 votes yes (80.45%) 77,523 votes no (19.55%)
Shall an ordinance providing for enforcement, taxation and regulation of cannabis and/or cannabis products (cannabis) by: 1) providing that the City Council retains the authority to amend existing and adopt new regulations regarding cannabis activity in the City after conducting public hearings regarding various aspects of the commercialization of cannabis and medical cannabis, and giving priority in the processing of applications to existing medical marijuana dispensaries operating in compliance with current City law; 2) authorizing criminal penalties, nuisance abatement, increased civil fines and disconnection of water and power utilities for unauthorized cannabis activities; and 3) establishing new business taxes, effective January 1, 2018, including taxes of $100 per each $1,000 of gross receipts from cannabis sales and $50 per each $1,000 of gross receipts from medical cannabis sales, $10 per each $1,000 of gross receipts from cannabis transportation, testing or research, and $20 per each $1,000 of gross receipts from cannabis manufacturing, cultivation or other commercialization of cannabis; be adopted?
Failed 134,787 votes yes (34.95%) 250,896 votes no (65.05%)
Shall an ordinance establishing a City permitting program for cannabis activity, prioritizing existing medical marijuana businesses compliant with current City law (MMBs) and maintaining 135 dispensaries in the City unless increased by the City Council, including by: 1) authorizing the City to issue permits for cannabis activity including cultivation, manufacture and sale of medical cannabis; 2) providing existing compliant MMBs a limited time to register for initial permits for specified cannabis activity and other priority in the permitting process; 3) allowing permitted cannabis activity in certain non-residential zones; 4) providing operational standards and minimum-distance requirements from schools and other sites; 5) authorizing fines and other penalties for non-permitted cannabis activity but limit enforcement procedures for violations of the ordinance by permit holders; and 6) allowing permittees to operate as adult use marijuana businesses and impose a tax of $80 per each $1,000 of gross receipts from adult use marijuana sales if state law changes to allow non-medical adult use of marijuana; be adopted?
Passed 251,398 votes yes (68.42%) 116,059 votes no (31.58%)
Shall the City Charter be amended to increase the maximum term for franchises, concessions, permits, licenses and leases that may be entered into by the Harbor Department from the current maximum of 50 years to a new maximum of 66 years, to be consistent with recent changes to state law?
Failed 121,101 votes yes (29.6%) 288,012 votes no (70.4%)
Shall an ordinance amending City laws related to the General Plan, including to: 1) impose a two-year moratorium on projects seeking General Plan amendments or zone or heightdistrict changes resulting in more intense land use, an increase in density or height, or a loss of zoned open space, agricultural or industrial areas, with exceptions including for affordable housing projects and projects for which vested rights have accrued; 2) prohibit geographic amendments to the General Plan unless the affected area has significant social, economic or physical identity (defined as encompassing an entire community or district plan area, specific plan area, neighborhood council area or at least 15 acres); 3) require systematic, public review of the General Plan every five years; 4) prohibit project applicants from completing environmental impact reports for the City; 5) require the City make findings of General Plan consistency for planning amendments, project approvals and permit decisions; and 6) prohibit certain parking variances; be adopted?
City of BellBallot Measures
Passed 1,136 votes yes (66.86%) 563 votes no (33.14%)
Shall the ordinance, to permit the Council to levy generally on visitors to the City a maximum 12% tax on hotel/motel charges, estimated to annually raise $285,000 for general City purposes, including for law enforcement and street repairs, and without a sunset clause, be adopted?
City of CovinaBallot Measures
Passed 2,740 votes yes (71.39%) 1,098 votes no (28.61%)
To continue to provide about $5 million annually to preserve essential City services like Police, Fire, Parks, Library, Recreation and Public Works and other local programs and general services, shall an ordinance be adopted to extend the City of Covina's current 6% utility users tax on telephone, gas, electricity and water services to March of 2029, without raising the rate of the tax or taxing any additional utility services?
City of Monterey ParkBallot Measures
Passed 2,985 votes yes (60.44%) 1,954 votes no (39.56%)
Shall the proposition renewing a special parcel tax for library services at the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library be adopted?
City of CudahyBallot Measures
Failed 333 votes yes (26.47%) 925 votes no (73.53%)
Shall the 2017 Temporary Public Safety Funding Ordinance imposing an excise tax of $139 per parcel per year on single-family and unimproved property; $181 per dwelling per year on multifamily property; and between $1,550 to $49,600 per parcel per year on industrial, commercial, mobilehome park and other nonresidential properties be adopted for 5 years to raise approximately $2,000,000 per year to pay for approximately half of the City's annual cost of providing police protection services?
City of San FernandoBallot Measures
Passed 953 votes yes (59.71%) 643 votes no (40.29%)
Shall the office of City Treasurer be appointive?
Arcadia Unified School DistrictBallot Measures
Passed 4,874 votes yes (67.63%) 2,333 votes no (32.37%)
To keep Arcadia schools among the best in California by renewing approximately $4.3 million in annual local funding the state cannot take away, shall Arcadia Unified School District continue attracting/retaining quality teachers; keeping schools safe/clean; protecting quality math, science, technology, reading, writing, art and music programs by extending the expiring school parcel tax at $288 per parcel annually for 18 years, requiring independent oversight/audits, senior exemptions, and all funds used locally to maintain quality education?