2018 Local Measures

Regional Measures

Regional Measure 3 - Bay Area Toll Authority

LP SCC Endorses a NO vote on Measure 3

BAY AREA TRAFFIC RELIEF PLAN. Shall voters authorize a plan to reduce auto and truck traffic, relieve crowding on BART, unclog freeway bottlenecks, and improve bus, ferry, BART and commuter rail service as specified in the plan in this voter pamphlet, with a $1 toll increase effective in 2019, a $1 increase in 2022, and a $1 increase in 2025, on all Bay Area toll bridges except the Golden Gate Bridge, with independent oversight of all funds?

City Measures

City of Santa Clara

Measure A - Charter Amendment - By-District Council Elections

LP SCC Endorses a YES vote on Measure A

DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTIONS/VOTING METHOD. Shall the City Charter be amended: to establish two districts starting in 2018 to be represented by three Council Members each; and, when available, use ranked choice voting to allow voters to select candidates in order of choice to determine the winners of elections of all city elected officers?

City of San Jose

Measure B - Charter Amendment - Evergreen Initiative

LP SCC Has no stance on this measure

Shall an initiative measure be adopted: (1) changing San José’s General Plan to create a Senior Housing Overlay to allow conversion of land designated for employment use to senior housing citywide; and (2) changing the Evergreen-East Hills Development Policy and Municipal Code, and adding a Specific Plan to allow development of up to 910 residential units on an approximately 200-acre Industrial Site in Evergreen for individuals 55 and over and other qualifying individuals?

Measure C - Charter Amendment - Urban Sprawl

LP SCC Has no stance on this measure

Shall San José’s Charter be amended, notwithstanding any measure on the June 5, 2018 ballot or other San José law, to restrict development of non-employment uses on designated lands in outlying areas near San José’s Urban Growth Boundary, including Almaden Valley, Coyote Valley, and Evergreen foothills, unless the City Council determines such development will not adversely affect the City financially, will satisfy increased affordable housing requirements, and will mitigate environmental impacts and pay appropriate fees for road improvements to address traffic impacts?

School Measures

Measure E - School Bond - Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District

LP SCC Endorses a NO vote on Measure E 

To improve neighborhood high schools by expanding classrooms, science labs, libraries/student support facilities to accommodate growing enrollment; modernizing science, technology, engineering, arts/math classrooms for 21st-century learning; and repairing, upgrading/constructing classrooms/school facilities; shall Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District issue $295,000,000 of bonds at legal rates with citizen oversight/audits, averaging $18 million raised annually for bonds until approximately 2039, from rates estimated at $0.03 per $100 assessed valuation, with all funds exclusively for local schools?

Measure V - School Bond - Patterson Joint Unified School District

LP SCC Endorses a NO vote on Measure V

To repair Patterson’s classrooms, construct classrooms for 21st Century learning/reduce overcrowding, make fire safety/security improvements, replace aging plumbing/sewer/electrical systems, acquire, construct/repair classrooms, sites, facilities/equipment, shall the measure be adopted to reauthorize the $33,852,058.10 Patterson Joint Unified School District bonds approved in 2008 as new bonds, at legal rates, levy on average 6 cents/$100 assessed value ($2,600,000 annually) while bonds are outstanding, with taxpayer oversight, audits, no increase in total authorized District debt? 

Measure R - School Bond - Loma Prieta Joint School District

LP SCC Endorses a NO vote on Measure R

To repair Loma Prieta School District’s fire-damaged classrooms and community center, update fire alarms, water systems, electrical/heating and plumbing systems, meet health/safety codes, modernize aging classroom technology, acquire, repair, construct, equipment/sites with funding that cannot be taken by the State shall this Loma Prieta Joint Union School District measure be adopted to issue $10,600,000 in bonds at legal rates, levy on average 3 cents/$100 assessed value ($670,000 annually) while bonds are outstanding, with annual audits and citizens oversight?

Measure H - Parcel Tax - Cambrian School District

LP SCC Endorses a NO vote on Measure H

To provide Cambrian neighborhood elementary and middle school students with stable funding for instruction in math, science, reading, engineering, technology, and arts; retain highly qualified teachers; and maintain class sizes; shall Cambrian School District establish an annual parcel tax of $84 for 8 years, its continuance subject to voter approval, raising approximately $740,000 in the first year, subject to annual adjustment; with exemptions for senior citizens, no funds for administrator’s salaries and every dollar benefitting Cambrian children? 

Measure G - Parcel Tax - San Jose East Side Union School District

LP SCC Endorses a NO vote on Measure G

To support quality education for East Side Union High School District students, with funds that cannot be taken by the State, to maintain: 21st century science, technology, engineering, math, reading, writing instruction; college preparation; career/technical education in computers, arts, hands-on science, business; attract/retain high quality teachers, counselors, staff; shall the measure to levy $49 per parcel for 7 years be adopted, raising $6 million annually, exempting senior citizens, requiring independent oversight, with all funds supporting classroom instruction?