Passes with a majority vote. A government-commissioned study suggested that below-projection tax revenues might mean that only part of the rail system could be built with the money that is available. Sales tax. A little over 75% of registered voters in Sonoma County cast a ballot. We've moved our commenting system to Disqus, a widely used community engagement tool that you may already be using on other websites. This, according to the agency, would be done by about 2016.. If you're a registered Disqus user, your account will work on the Gazette as well. Parcel tax. A countywide question on Sonoma County’s fall ballot will ask voters whether to extend a one-quarter-cent sales tax to fund road and infrastructure projects.
Sonoma County’ electorate is dominated by Democrats, and turnout in their ranks for this election, and among voters at large, is set to match or eclipse records. Petaluma. Check here for the latest election results for races in Sonoma County. But the mounting political losses, including passage of a law enforcement oversight measure the Farm Bureau alone spent $20,000 to oppose, marks a highly public setback for business, development and agricultural interests that have long enjoyed nearly unrivaled political sway in Sonoma County. Measure O: County of Sonoma Mental Health, Addiction & Homeless Services Transaction & Use Tax passed with 68.3% percent of the vote. Results are preliminary and may be partial. First approved by voters in 2004, the sales tax is credited with funding work that includes widening Highway 101 from Petaluma to Windsor. Results are preliminary and may be partial. Passage of Measure U would repeal the current business license fee structure and replace it with a business license tax. Results are preliminary and may be partial. Some local officials who split sharply with the anti-tax group said the voting results represented the fall of an inflexible coalition that had lost touch with the electorate. Measure DD, also referred to as the Go Sonoma Act, passed with flying colors. , SMART critic Mike Arnold said in March 2010, "The reality is that SMART did not have the funds promised to voters in 2008, the money is not there today and it is not going to be there tomorrow. Results are preliminary and may be partial. The election losses mark the latest blow to local business groups in the political arena. Measure Q: A Santa Rosa sales tax extension for city services, including emergency preparedness. Measure Q. Santa Rosa. Sale agreement. The business community and related stakeholders are crucial for Sonoma County going forward, he said.
In the city of Richmond, voters will decide whether to overhaul the collection of a business tax that benefits general services that include street and pothole repair. Results are preliminary and may be partial. Rohnert Park welcomed 2 new city council members Walter ‘Willy’ Linares and Jackie Elward. There is no end date attached to the ballot question. Sonoma County is one of 58 California counties. Critics say the effort is intended to outlaw vehicle-dwelling homeless from the town. Mental health advocate and Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane said that while the county could have used these funds 10 years ago, “...we are here right now, and the fact that the public agrees with us, that this is the right time, I can’t say enough thanks.”. The tax is estimated to raise $26 million each year. Measure P creates a Civilian Police Review Board that will investigate alleged police misconduct, make recommendations for law enforcement, review testimony, subpoena records and evidence during investigations, and authorize the publication of body camera footage on the IOLERO (Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach) website. Results are preliminary and may be partial. Sonoma County. Measure O, a new countywide quarter-cent sales tax meant to bolster funding for mental health and homeless services by $25 million annually, led 69% to 31%. Measure DD: Sonoma County Transportation Authority Sales Tax passed with 71.33% percent of the vote. In the city of San Francisco, one ballot question covers bonding to help address concerns about health, homelessness, parks and streets. There is no sunset date. Failure to approve the ballot question would result in the current sales tax ending in March 2025. A countywide question on Sonoma County’s fall ballot will ask voters whether to extend a one-quarter-cent sales tax to fund road and infrastructure projects. Sonoma County. Click here to contact us for media inquiries, and please donate here to support our continued expansion. Passes with a majority vote. All Rights Reserved.
The election on the repeal initiative, if it qualifies for the ballot, will have to be administered in each of the two counties.
Measure O-County of Sonoma Mental Health, Addition & Homeless Services Transaction & Use Tax (72.9% Precincts Reporting) Yes 133,966.
Santa Clara County Measure Q: PASS. A powerful coalition of Sonoma County business groups that spent tens of thousands of dollars to fight local tax measures up and down the ballot appears to have lost every race, the group conceded Wednesday, a stinging blow for industry leaders who were piecing together what went wrong. This 167-word statement was written by the SMART board. Sonoma. Sheriff Mark Essick and the Sonoma County Deputy Sheriffs' Association opposed this measure, but many groups such as the ACLU of Northern California and National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement vocally supported the measure introduced by the Board of Supervisors. “Of course, we would love to win them all.”. Sherriff oversight. Sonoma. Voters in three cities in Contra Costa County will decide on tax changes that would benefit roads.
Willy Linares, Jackie Elward and Gerard Guidice pose amid celebrating their victories as Rohnert Park’s newest city council members. In fact, only two of the measures would add new taxes, as six seek to extend existing levies to bolster government services ranging from road repair to public safety. With the election so fiercely focused on the race between the presidential candidates, the choices voted on locally can occasionally be overlooked. Petaluma Health Care District. Advocates add that the city’s most recent 10-year capital plan identifies a deferred maintenance backlog of $799 million for streets and general fund facilities. Additionally, voters in Mountain View will decide whether to prohibit parking of oversized vehicles on streets 40 feet or less in width. Remaining city issues require simple majorities. Passes with 2/3 vote. “The campaign they ran just proves that you have to fight each campaign on its own merits,” Muelrath said, adding that the coalition’s approach “didn’t make sense, and people didn’t buy it.”. Parcel tax. The tax is set to sunset in March 2025. Sonoma County. But the group also spent $20,000 to defeat Measure P, a local effort to expand funding and authority for the county’s law enforcement oversight agency. Sonoma. Provide a bicycle/pedestrian pathway linking the stations, and connections to ferry/bus service. SMART's current plan, as of November 2011, is to build a line from Railroad Square in Santa Rosa to downtown San Rafael. That measure was trailing 48% to 52%, according to preliminary results.
The board of SMART decided that it, instead of county election officials, would supervise the petition process and an eventual election on a repeal measure.
Leading 3 candidates win. North Bay Leadership Council CEO Cynthia Murray on Wednesday issued a 300-word statement from the coalition that effectively conceded defeat. Sales tax.
Get weekly election coverage and timely voter resources. ", In September 2011, a group called RepealSMART began collecting signatures on an initiative with the aim of overturning Measure Q. Results are preliminary and may be partial. Passes with a majority vote. Results are preliminary and may be partial. SMART is a two-county agency (Marin County and Sonoma County). Local races of note include: Measure L – Shoreline Unified School District Parcel Tax (33.33% reporting), Measure M – Fort Ross School District Parcel Tax (16.67% reporting), Measure N – Sebastopol Union School District Parcel Tax (61.11% reporting), Measure O – County of Sonoma Mental Health, Addiction & Homeless Services Transaction & Use Tax (61.98% reporting), Measure P -- County of Sonoma Evelyn Cheatham Effective IOLERO (61.98% reporting), Measure Q -- City of Santa Rosa Transactions and Use Tax (75.16% reporting), Measure R -- City of Cloverdale Utility Users’ Tax Extension (100% reporting), Measure S -- City of Cotati Transactions and Use Tax Extension (83.33% reporting), Measure T -- City of Healdsburg Transactions and Use Tax (80% reporting), Measure U -- City of Petaluma Transactions and Use Tax (96% reporting), Measure V -- City of Sonoma Sales Tax Extension (83.33% reporting), Measure W -- City of Sonoma Growth Boundary (83.33% reporting), Measure Y -- City of Sonoma Cannabis Cultivation and Business (83.33% reporting), Measure DD -- Sonoma County Transportation Authority Sales Tax (61.98% reporting), Mayor, Town of Windsor (80% of precincts reporting).