LA Voter Guide

This LA Voter Guide will help you cut through the rhetoric, election propaganda and biased media coverage of the campaigns. This guide ranks every aspect of a candidate’s record according to experience, integrity and commitment to community.

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Ratings:

Every candidate is considered after thorough research; we also have a questionnaire for candidates to complete.

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CALIFORNIA EXECUTIVE OFFICES

Governor

  • Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown, Democratic
  • Neel Kashkari, Republican thumbup.gif

Lieutenant Governor

  • Gavin Newsom, Democratic
  • Ron Nehring, Republican thumbup.gif

Secretary of State

  • Pete Peterson, Republican thumbup.gifthumbup.gif 
  • Alex Padilla, Democratic

Controller

  • Betty T. Yee, Democratic
  • Ashley Swearengin, Republican thumbup.gif

Treasurer

  • Greg Conlon, Republican thumbup.gif
  • John Chiang, Democratic

Attorney General

Lots of great candidates for this important race.

  • Kamala D. Harris, Democratic
  • Ronald Gold, Republican thumbup.gif

California Supreme Court-- Vote Yes/No

  • Kathryn Mickle Werdegar--YES
  • Goodwin Liu--NO
  • Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar--NO

Insurance Commissioner

  • Dave Jones, Democratic
  • Ted Gaines, Republican thumbup.gifthumbup.gifthumbup.gif

State Board of Equalization; District 1

  • Chris Parker, Democratic
  • George Runner, Republican thumbup.gifthumbup.gifthumbup.gif

State Board of Equalization; District 3

  • Jerome E. Horton, Democratic
  • G. Rick Marshall, Republican thumbup.gifthumbup.gifthumbup.gif

State Superintendent of Public Instruction

  • Tom Torlakson
  • Marshall Tuck thumbup.gifthumbup.gif 

State Propositions 

  • Proposition 1. Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 -- State of California (Bond Measure - Majority Approval Required)Should the state sell $7.1 billion in additional general obligation bonds--as well as redirect $425 million in unsold general obligation bonds that were previously approved by voters for resource-related uses--to fund various water-related programs?--NO
  • Proposition 2. State Budget. Budget Stabilization Account -- State of California (Legislative Consitutional Amendment - Majority Approval Required)Should the State Constitution be amended to change how the state pays down debt and saves money in reserves?--YES
  • Proposition 45. Healthcare Insurance. Rate Changes -- State of California (Initiative Statute - Majority Approval Required)Should changes in some health insurance rates require the Insurance Commissioner's approval before going into effect?--NO 
  • Proposition 46. Drug and Alcohol Testing of Doctors. Medical Negligence Lawsuits -- State of California (Initiative Statute - Majority Approval Required)Should California require random drug testing of doctors, require doctors to check a statewide database before prescribing certain drugs, and raise the cap on noneconomic damages in medical negligence lawsuits?--NO 
  • Proposition 47. Criminal Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties -- State of California (Initiative Statute - Majority Approval Required)Should the penalties for certain offenders convicted of nonserious, nonviolent crimes be reduced from felonies to misdemeanors?--YES 
  • Proposition 48. Indian Gaming Compacts -- State of California (Referendum - Majority Approval Required)Should the tribal gaming compacts negotiated by Governor Brown with the North Fork and Wiyot Tribes and ratified by legislative statute be allowed to go into effect?--NO

US Congress

United States Representative; District 23

  • Raul Garcia, Democratic
  • Kevin McCarthy, Republican

United States Representative; District 25

  • Tony Strickland, Republican thumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Steve Knight, Republican

United States Representative; District 26

  • Jeff Gorell, Republican
  • Julia Brownley, Democratic

United States Representative; District 27

  • Judy Chu, Democratic
  • Jack Orswell, Republican thumbup.gifthumbup.gif

United States Representative; District 28

  • Steve Stokes thumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Adam B. Schiff, Democratic

United States Representative; District 29

  • Tony Cardenas, Democratic
  • William O’Callaghan Leader, Republican thumbup.gifthumbup.gif

United States Representative; District 30

  • Mark S. Reed, Republican thumbup.gifthumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Brad Sherman, Democratic

United States Representative; District 32

  • Arturo Enrique Alas, Republican thumbup.gifthumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Grace F. Napolitano, Democratic

United States Representative; District 33

  • Elan Carr, Republican 
  • Ted Lieu, Democratic

United States Representative; District 34

  • Adrienne Nicole Edwards, Democratic thumbup.gif
  • Xavier Becerra, Democratic

United States Representative; District 35

  • Norma J. Torres, Democratic
  • Christina Gagnier, Democratic

United States Representative; District 37

  • Karen Bass, Democratic
  • R. Adam King, Republican 

United States Representative; District 38

  • Linda T. Sanchez, Democratic
  • Benjamin Campos, Republican thumbup.gifthumbup.gifthumbup.gif

United States Representative; District 39

  • Ed Royce, Republican thumbup.gifthumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Peter O. Anderson, Democratic

United States Representative; District 40

  • David Sanchez, Democratic
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard, Democratic

United States Representative; District 43

  • John Wood, Jr., Republican thumbup.gifthumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Maxine Waters, Democratic

United States Representative; District 44

  • Adam Shbeita, Peace and Freedom
  • Janice Hahn, Democratic

United States Representative; District 47

  • Alan Lowenthal, Democratic
  • Andy Whallon, Republican thumbup.gifthumbup.gif

State Legislature

State Senator; District 18

  • Ricardo Antonio Benitez, Republican thumbup.gif
  • Bob Hertzberg, Democratic

State Senator; District 20

  • Connie M. Leyva, Democratic
  • Matthew Munson, Republican thumbup.gif

State Senator; District 22

  • Marc Rodriguez, Republican
  • Ed Hernandez, Democratic

State Senator; District 24

  • Peter Choi, Democratic
  • Kevin De Leon, Democratic

State Senator; District 26

  • Ben Allen, Democratic
  • Sandra Fluke, Democratic

State Senator; District 30

  • Isidro Armenta, Democratic thumbup.gif
  • Holly J. Mitchell, Democratic

State Senator; District 32

  • Tony Mendoza, Democratic
  • Mario A. Guerra, Republican thumbup.gifthumbup.gif

State Senator; District 34

  • Janet Nguyen, Republican thumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Jose Solorio, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 36

  • Steve Fox, Democratic
  • Tom Lackey, Republican thumbup.gifthumbup.gif

Member of the State Assembly; District 38

  • Jorge Salomon Fuentes, Democratic
  • Scott Wilk, Republican thumbup.gifthumbup.gif

Member of the State Assembly; District 39

  • Raul Bocanegra, Democratic
  • Patty Lopez, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 41

  • Nathaniel Tsai, Republican
  • Chris Holden, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 43

  • Mike Gatto, Democratic
  • Todd Royal, Republican thumbup.gifthumbup.gifthumbup.gif

Member of the State Assembly; District 44

  • Jacqui Irwin, Democratic
  • Rob McCoy, Republican thumbup.gifthumbup.gifthumbup.gif

Member of the State Assembly; District 45

  • Susan Shelley, Republican thumbup.gif
  • Matt Dababneh, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 46

  • Zachary Taylor, Republican thumbup.gif
  • Adrin Nazarian, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 48

  • Roger Hernandez, Democratic
  • Joe M. Gardner, Republican thumbup.gifthumbup.gif

Member of the State Assembly; District 49

  • Ed Chau, Democratic
  • Esthela Torres Siegrist, Republican 

Member of the State Assembly; District 50

  • Bradly S. Torgan, Republican thumbup.gif
  • Richard Bloom, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 51

  • Stephen C. Smith, Republican
  • Jimmy Gomez, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 52

  • Freddie Rodriguez, Democratic
  • Dorothy F. Pineda, Republican thumbup.gifthumbup.gif

Member of the State Assembly; District 53

  • Miguel Santiago, Democratic
  • Sandra Mendoza, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 54

  • Glen Ratcliff, Republican thumbup.gif
  • Sebastian Mark Ridley Thomas, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 55

  • Ling-Ling Chang, Republican
  • Gregg D. Fritchle, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 57

  • Ian C. Calderon, Democratic
  • Rita Topalian, Republican thumbup.gif

Member of the State Assembly; District 58

  • Cristina Garcia, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 59

  • Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 62

  • Autumn Burke, Democratic
  • Ted J. Grose, Republican thumbup.gifthumbup.gifthumbup.gif

Member of the State Assembly; District 63

  • Anthony Rendon, Democratic
  • Adam J. Miller, Republican thumbup.gifthumbup.gif

Member of the State Assembly; District 64

  • Prophet La’Omar Walker, Democratic
  • Mike Gipson, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 66

  • David Hadley, Republican thumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Al Muratsuchi, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 70

  • John C. Goya, Republican thumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Patrick O’Donnell, Democratic

 County

Assessor; County of Los Angeles

  • Jeffrey Prang
  • John Morris thumbup.gifthumbup.gif

Sheriff; County of Los Angeles

  • Paul Tanaka thumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Jim McDonnell

Supervisor; County of Los Angeles; Supervisorial District 3

  • Sheila Kuehl
  • Bobby Shriver

City

Member, City Council; City of Alhambra; District 1

  • Stephen K. Sham
  • Eric Sunada

Member, City Council; City of Downey; District 2

  • Shahira A-Malek
  • Robert Kiefer
  • Sean Ashton

Member, City Council; City of Downey; District 4

  • Fernando Vasquez

Mayor; City of Inglewood

  • Mike Stevens
  • Gilbert A. Mathieu
  • Sandie Crisp
  • James T. Butts, Jr.

Member, City Council; City of Pomona; District 2

  • Adriana M. Robledo
  • Tomás Ursúa

Member, City Council; City of Pomona; District 3

  • Diane L. Lawson
  • Nancy Matarrita
  • Cristina Carrizosa

Member, City Council; City of Pomona; District 5

  • Joshua Heredia
  • Gabriel Rogers
  • Luis Jorge Grajeda
  • Alicia Malone
  • Ginna E. Escobar

Member, City Council; City of Santa Monica

  • Richard McKinnon
  • Jerry Rubin
  • Whitney Scott Bain
  • Sue Himmelrich
  • Jon Mann
  • Terence Later
  • Nick Boles
  • Jennifer Kennedy
  • Pam O'Connor
  • Kevin McKeown
  • Michael Feinstein
  • Phil Brock
  • Frank Gruber
  • ZoË Muntaner

Member, Rent Control Board; City of Santa Monica

  • Steve Duron
  • Nicole Phillis
  • Todd Flora

Judicial

Justice, California State Court of Appeal; District 2, Division 1

  • Frances Rothschild
  • Jeffrey W. Johnson

Justice, California State Court of Appeal; District 2, Division 2

  • Brian M. Hoffstadt

Justice, California State Court of Appeal; District 2, Division 3

  • Lee Anne Edmon

Justice, California State Court of Appeal; District 2, Division 4

  • Nora M. Manella
  • Audrey B. Collins

Justice, California State Court of Appeal; District 2, Division 5

  • Paul A. Turner

Justice, California State Court of Appeal; District 2, Division 6

  • Kenneth R. Yegan

Justice, California State Court of Appeal; District 2, Division 7

  • Dennis M. Perluss

Justice, California State Court of Appeal; District 2, Division 8

  • Madeleine I. Flier
  • Laurence D. Rubin

Judge of the Superior Court; County of Los Angeles; Office 61

  • Dayan Mathai
  • Jacqueline H. Lewis

Judge of the Superior Court; County of Los Angeles; Office 87

  • Andrew M. Stein
  • Tom Griego

School

Governing Board Member; Cerritos Community College District; Trustee Area 3

  • Dawn Dunton
  • John Paul Drayer

Governing Board Member; Cerritos Community College District; Trustee Area 5

  • Armin Reyes
  • Shin Liu

Governing Board Member; Cerritos Community College District; Trustee Area 7

  • Zurich Lewis
  • Alan Burton

Governing Board Member; Fullerton Joint Union High School District

  • Robert N. "Bob" Hathaway
  • Marilyn Buchi
  • Joanne Fawley
  • Robert A. "Bob" Singer
  • MJ Noor
  • Zina B. Gleason
  • Ho Jeong Lim

Member, Board of Trustees; Santa Monica Community College District

  • Maria Loya
  • Andrew Waizer
  • Dennis C.W. Frisch
  • Louise Jaffe
  • Nancy Greenstein
  • Barry A. Snell

Member, Board of Education; Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

  • Laurie Lieberman
  • Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein
  • Ralph Mechur
  • Oscar De La Torre
  • Patty Finer
  • Craig Foster

Governing Board Member; Victor Valley Community College District

  • Adele L. Turner-McClain
  • Dennis Henderson
  • Marianne Tortorici
  • Lorrie A. Denson
  • Brandon Wood

Special District

Member, Board of Directors; Antelope Valley East Kern Water Agency; Division 1

  • Charlie O'Loughlin
  • Shelley Sorsabal

Member, Board of Directors; Antelope Valley Health Care District

  • Don V. Parazo
  • Mukund Shah
  • Michael Patric Rives
  • Roe Leer

Member, Board of Directors; Beach Cities Health District

  • Michelle Anne Bholat
  • Noel Lee Chun
  • Joanne Z. Edgerton

Member, Board of Directors, At Large; Castaic Lake Water Agency 

  • Tom Campbell
  • Stacy L. Fortner
  • Gary Martin

Member, Board of Directors; Castaic Lake Water Agency; Division 1

  • Ed Colley
  • Steven A. Brooks

Member, Board of Directors; Castaic Lake Water Agency; Division 2

  • Robert J. Diprimio
  • Stephen P. Daniels

Member, Board of Directors; Central Basin Municipal Water District; Division 2

  • Tom Malkasian
  • Noel A. Jaimes
  • L. Hilary Barba
  • James Edward Becerra
  • Robert O. Apodaca

Member, Board of Directors; Central Basin Municipal Water District; Division 3

  • Elba Romo
  • Anthony Felix, Jr.
  • Mario Gomez
  • C. J. Salgado
  • Arturo Chacon
  • Jason Gardea-Stinnett

Member, Board of Directors; Las Virgenes Municipal Water District; Division 2

  • Hugh Wahler
  • Glen Denis Peterson

Member, Board of Directors; Las Virgenes Municipal Water District; Division 3

  • Lee Renger
  • Michael B. Wilk

Member, Board of Directors; Las Virgenes Municipal Water District; Division 5

  • Jay Mark Lewitt
  • Barry Steinhardt

Member, Board of Directors; Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District; Division 5

  • Bryan Urias
  • M. Lozano

Member, Board of Directors; Water Replenishment District of Southern California; Division 1

  • James T. Law
  • Mervin Evans
  • Willard H. Murray, Jr.
  • Daniela Calderon
  • Johnnie Roberts, Jr.

Member, Board of Directors; Water Replenishment District of Southern California; Division 3

  • Gerrie Schipske
  • Tonia Reyes Uranga
  • Lynn V. Dymally
  • Mason Buchanan Inocentes
  • Larry S. Andre
  • John Allen

Member, Board of Directors; Water Replenishment District of Southern California; Division 4

  • Gerardo Rodriguez
  • Sergio J. Calderon

Member, Board of Directors; West Basin Municipal Water District; Division 1

  • Monica Diana Cooper
  • Carl E. Southwell
  • Anthony M. Misetich
  • Michael Mitoma
  • Harold Williams

Member, Board of Directors; West Basin Municipal Water District; Division 2

  • Michael A. Amos
  • Darius A. Leevy
  • Gloria Gray
  • Analilia Joya

Member, Board of Directors; West Basin Municipal Water District; Division 4

  • Jeff Ebenstein
  • Stephen Murray
  • Scott Houston

Local Measures

  • Measure A. Continuation of Special Parcel Tax -- Altadena Library District (Special Parcel Tax - 2/3 Approval Required)Shall the Altadena Library District be authorized to continue to levy a special per parcel tax annually for ten years to replace library funding lost due to the elimination of State funding 
  • Measure B. Utility User Tax Modernization -- City of Norwalk (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)Without raising current tax rates, shall an ordinance be adopted modernizing the City's utility users tax ordinance to require equal treatment of taxpayers by ensuring the tax applies regardless of technology used; exempting seniors, low-income disabled/blind residents; funding current gang prevention, youth, after-school, senior and disabled programs; neighborhood patrols/school crossing guards, pothole repairs, and other general services; subject to financial audits, local control of funds/no rate increase without voter approval?
  • Measure C. Classroom Repair, Job Training, Campus Safety Measure -- Compton Community College District(School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)To update aging classrooms/buildings, prepare students/returning veterans for good-paying jobs/university transfer, repair deteriorating gas/sewer lines, electrical wiring/leaky roofs, improve classroom technology, handicapped accessibility, science labs, nursing, paralegal, automotive/other career education programs, upgrade campus safety/security, repair, construct/acquire facilities, sites/equipment, shall Compton Community College District issue $100 million in bonds at legal rates, with independent financial audits, and all funds used locally?
  • Measure D. Airport Operations -- City of Santa Monica (Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)Shall the Santa Monica City Charter be amended to require the City to continue to operate the Santa Monica Airport in a manner that supports its aviation uses unless the voters approve the Airport's closure or change in use, and until that voter approval occurs, the city shall be prohibited from imposing additional restrictions on aviation support services to tenants and airport users that inhibit fuel sales or the full use of aviation facilities?
  • Measure E. School Improvement Funding -- Los Nietos School District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)To improve Ada S. Nelson, Aeolian, and Rancho Santa Gertrudes elementary schools by repairing/updating aging classrooms; keeping schools safe and clean; providing upto- date learning technology for 21st century education; repairing leaky roofs/windows; removing asbestos, lead, other hazardous materials; and renovating, constructing, and equipping classrooms/facilities/sites; shall Los Nietos School District issue $15,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, requiring strict accountability, Independent Citizens' Oversight, annual audits, with no fund for administrator salaries or pensions?
  • Measure G. School Improvement Funding -- Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)To repair classrooms, leaky roofs, upgrade school security, fencing, fire safety, update science, math, computer, lab technology, upgrade physical education/athletic facilities, remove asbestos, and repair, construct/ acquire educational facilities, sites/equipment to improve education at every school in Norwalk and La Mirada, shall Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District issue $375,000,000 in bonds, at legal rates, requiring independent audits, citizens' oversight, no money for administrators' salaries or pensions, and all funds used locally?
  • Proposition H. Real Estate Transfer Tax Measure -- City of Santa Monica (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)Shall an ordinance be adopted that amends the real estate transfer tax so that for commercial and non-commercial real estate sold for one million dollars or more, the tax rate would be $9 for each thousand dollars of sales price?
  • Measure I. School Improvement Funding -- Fullerton Joint Union High School District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)To improve Buena Park, Fullerton Union, La Habra, Sonora, Sunny Hills, and Troy High Schools, and prepare students for college and careers shall the Fullerton Joint Union High School District upgrade classrooms, science labs, sites, facilities; repair roofs, floors, plumbing, heating, ventilation and electrical systems; improve student safety and security; upgrade career training facilities and technology infrastructure be issuing $175 million in bonds at legal rates, with mandatory audits, independent oversight, and all funds staying local?
  • Measure J. Campus Repair; Student/Veteran Job Training -- North Orange County Community College District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)To upgrade nursing, science, technology, engineering, math/technical job training facilities, repair decaying walls/leaky roofs, update outdated computer technology, fire safety/electrical systems, ensure disabled accessibility, repair, construct, acquire facilities, sites/equipment so local students/returning veterans are prepared for universities/jobs, shall North Orange County Community College District issue $574,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, with audits, oversight and NO money for administrators' salaries, pensions or Sacramento?
  • Measure K. School Improvement Funding -- Azusa Unified School District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)AZUSA USD K + To improve the quality of local school facilities; make health and safety improvements; replace leaky roofs; upgrade electrical systems; improve student access to computers and modern technology; replace outdated heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems; and modernize and renovate classrooms, restrooms and school facilities; shall the Azusa Unified School District issue $[92,000,000] of bonds, at legal rates, with an independent citizens' oversight committee, NO money used for administrative salaries and all funds controlled locally?
  • Measure L. School Improvement Funding -- Snowline Joint Unified School District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)L + Snowline Joint Unified School District Education Facilities Repair, Upgrade and Safety Measure. To upgrade outdated classrooms, science labs, career/vocational educational facilities; improve school security/drinking water/fire safety systems; repair electrical wiring, leaky roofs, plumbing and bathrooms; replace old portables; repair, construct, acquire educational facilities, sites/equipment, shall Snowline Joint Unified School District issue $60,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, requiring independent audits, Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee, no money for administrators' salaries, and requiring all funds be used locally for Snowline schools 
  • Measure M. School Improvement Funding -- El Monte City School District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)To upgrade schools and improve the quality of education and ensure safe school campuses, upgrade classroom technology to meet current teaching standards, shall El Monte City School District repair, acquire, construct, equip classrooms, sites and facilities, complete safety and energy-efficiency upgrades, replace aging roofs, heating, electrical, cooling systems, upgrade technology/add new computer labs, by issuing $78,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, with independent oversight, no money for administrators' salaries, and all funds benefiting local elementary schools? 
  • Measure N. School Improvement Funding -- Los Nietos School District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)N + MIDDLE SCHOOL AND DISTRICT-WIDE TECHNOLOGY To repair and improve Los Nietos Middle School by updating aging middle school classrooms/labs with 21st century learning technology; providing educational resources to prepare students to successfully transition to high school and college; improving facilities for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs; renovating, constructing, and equipping classrooms/facilities/sites; shall Los Nietos School District issue $13,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, requiring strict accountability, Independent Citizens' Oversight, annual audits, with no funds for administrator salaries or pensions?
  • Measure O. School Improvement Funding -- Downey Unified School District (School Bonds - Majority Approval Required)To upgrade classrooms, improve education for each student by upgrading science labs for 21st Century technology and career/vocational training, improve school security/fire safety, repair old restrooms and plumbing, improve disabled access, electrical systems/wiring, and repair, construct, and acquire educational facilities, sites, and equipment, shall Downey Unified School District issue $248,000,000 in bonds, at legal rates, requiring independent audits, citizens' oversight, for administrators' salaries/pensions, and all funds used locally?
  • Measure P. Safe Neighborhood Parks -- County of Los Angeles (Special Parcel Tax - 2/3 Approval Required)To ensure continued funding from an expiring voter-approved measure for improving the safety of neighborhood parks and senior/youth recreation areas; assisting in gang prevention; protecting rivers, beaches, water sources; repairing, acquiring/preserving parks/natural areas; maintaining zoos, museums; providing youth job-training, shall Los Angeles County levy an annual $23/parcel special tax, requiring annual independent financial audits and all funds used locally?
  • Measure Q. School Improvement Funding -- Hermosa Beach City School District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)To reduce student overcrowding by reopening a school and to make safety, security, and health improvements; modernize, repair, construct, equip and upgrade classrooms and other school facilities; replace aging roofs; provide technology improvements for students; and upgrade/replace outdated electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems, shall Hermosa Beach City School District issue $54,000,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, with an independent citizens' oversight committee, no money for administrative salaries and no funds taken by the state?
  • Measure R. Retail Development -- City of Malibu (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)Shall an ordinance be adopted that (1) requires voter-approved specific plans for commercial and commercial-residential projects over 20,000 square feet; and (2) allows formula retail businesses in tenant spaces between 1400sf and 5000sf in existing civic center shopping centers but imposes stricter requirements (including 2500sf limit per business and limit of 30% of shopping center's tenants) on some such businesses in any new shopping center or existing ones outside the civic center?
  • Measure S. Signs -- City of Santa Clarita (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)Shall Ordinance No. 14-02 adopting a Development Agreement with Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO) for the removal of 62 advertising structures, within the City, by METRO or any other means, and construction and operation of the three digital billboards, adjacent to the Interstate 5 and State Route 14 freeways, and the dedication to the City of revenue received from digital billboards, which creates an ongoing revenue stream, be adopted?
  • Measure T. School Improvement Funding -- Torrance Unified School District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)T + To upgrade classrooms and science labs, improve technology, make student safety and security improvements, provide emergency safety and disaster equipment, repair roofs and plumbing, install low-water-usage irrigation systems, renovate or build facilities as needed, including high school auditoriums and auxiliary gyms, shall Torrance Unified School District issue $144.3 million in bonds under a no-tax-rate-increase financing plan, at legal interest rates, with citizen oversight and independent audits?
  • Measure U. School Improvement Funding -- Torrance Unified School District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)To repair playgrounds and playfields to meet current health and safety standards, improve physical education facilities and restrooms, construct an aquatic facility to serve students and the community, and renovate and replace playgrounds and fields, shall Torrance Unified School District issue $50 million of bonds, at legal interest rates, with independent citizen oversight and no money for administrator salaries?
  • Measure V. School Improvement Funding -- Bassett Unified School District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)Bassett Schools Safety, College/Career Readiness Measure. To improve school facilities with funding that cannot be taken by the State, replace leaky roofs, improve student access to computer / modern technology, replace / upgrade outdated heating, air conditioning, electrical systems, modernize outdated classrooms and restrooms, acquire, construct, repair classrooms, facilities, sites and equipment, shall Bassett Unified School District issue $30 million of bonds at legal rates, appoint an independent citizens' oversight committee and no money for teacher or administrator salaries?
  • Measure W. Water Revenue Bonds -- City of Claremont (General Obligation Bonds - Majority Approval Required)Shall the City of Claremont be authorized to issue water revenue bonds up to $135 million to pay for acquisition of the Claremont Water System and incidental expenses payable only from the water system's revenues? 
  • Measure Y. Utility User Tax -- City of Artesia (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)Shall the Artesia Public Safety, Parks, and General City Services Ordinance be adopted to enact a general purpose utility user tax at a rate of 4.9% for charges made for certain utility services, to provide funding for general fund purposes, including, without limitation, 9-1-1 response, crime/gang prevention, and neighborhood police patrols; community center improvements for teen, after-school recreation and senior programs; neighborhood streets, alleys, potholes sidewalks and roads; and other general City services?
  • Measure AA. School Improvement Funding -- ABC Unified School District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)To renovate and equip classrooms and school facilities District-wide; increase student access to modern technology; expand career technical education facilities including science, technology, engineering and math; and replace roofs and outdated heating and air conditioning systems; shall ABC Unified School District be authorized to issue $195,200,000 of bonds, with interest rates within legal limits, independent citizen oversight, no money for administrator salaries, and all funds controlled locally--NO 
  • Measure BE. School Board Member Term Limit Increase -- City of Redondo Beach (Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)Shall Section 16.7 of Article XVI of the Redondo Beach Charter be amended to permit a person to serve up to three full terms as a member of the Board of Education by extending term limits from two to three terms?
  • Measure CM. Council Member / Mayor Term Limit Increase -- City of Redondo Beach (Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)Shall Section 26 of Articles XXVI of the Redondo Beach Charter be amended to permit a person to serve up to three full terms as a Councilman, from any combination of districts, and up to three full terms as Mayor by extending term limits from two to three terms? 
  • Measure CT. City Treasurer -- City of Redondo Beach (Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)Shall Section 11.1 of Article XI of the Redondo Beach Charter by amended by deleting the requirements that the City Treasurer shall devote his full time to the duties of the office and shall not engage in private business practice during City business hours; and adding new language to have the authority to audit all moneys collected by the City from any source in order to prepare monthly reports mandated by the Charter?
  • Measure EE. School Improvement Funding -- Saugus Union School District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)EE + To improve local neighborhood elementary schools, by upgrading instructional technology, science labs libraries to modern academic standards; upgrading classrooms, school safety and security, repairing/replacing deteriorated roofs, lighting, and electrical systems where needed, and reducing water/energy use to save money, shall Saugus Union District issue $148,000,000 in bonds for School Facilities Improvement District No. 2014-1, at legal interest rates, with mandatory audits, independent citizen oversight, no money for administrators, and all funds staying in our community benefiting local children grades K-6? 
  • Measure FS. Maximum Annual Registration Fees for Controlled Rental Units -- City of Santa Monica (Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)Shall the City Charter be amended to establish a maximum annual registration fee of up to $288 per controlled rental unit and to limit the amount that landlords map pass through to tenants to 50% of the registration fee?
  • Proposition HH. Use of Funds from Real Estate Transfer Tax -- City of Santa Monica (Advisory - Advisory Vote Only)If the proposed transfer tax on commercial and non-commercial real estate sales is approved by voters, should the revenue be used to preserve, repair, renovate and construct affordable housing for lowincome people who work or live in Santa Monica, including seniors, veterans, working families and persons with disabilities?
  • Measure LC. Prohibit Airport Development; Affirm City Authority over Airport -- City of Santa Monica(Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)Shall the City Charter be amended to: (1) prohibit new development on Airport land, except for parks, public open spaces and public recreational facilities, until the voters approve limits on the uses and development that may occur on the land; and (2) affirm the City Council's authority to manage the Airport and to close all or part of it 
  • Measure PPL. Library Funding -- City of Pomona (Special Parcel Tax - 2/3 Approval Required)To provide revenue dedicated solely for the Pomona Public Library, shall $42.00 per parcel be assessed commencing 7/1/2015? Restores Library hours to 38 hours/week minimum and provides for professional staff. Assessment expires in 10 years. Revenue raised is additional to monies from City's General Fund. Ensures City's annual contribution to Library remains no less than current general fund allocations. Revenue use is subject to annual audit and citizen oversight
  • Measure RS. School Improvement Funding -- Rosemead School District (School Bonds - 55% Approval Required)To improve schools by repairing deteriorating classrooms, bathrooms and plumbing; leaky roofs/windows; removing asbestos/lead paint; upgrading school security/ fire safety; upgrading classroom technology/science labs; and repairing, constructing, and acquiring educational facilities, sites, and equipment; shall Rosemead School District issue 30 million dollars in bonds, at legal rates, requiring annual independent financial audits and independent citizens' oversight, no money for administrators' salaries and pensions, and all funds used locally?
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