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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election
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June 5, 2018California Primary Election

Election Results

Statewide Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting.
  • Voter Turnout: 37.5%.

Nevada County Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting.
  • Voter Turnout: 57.0%.

Ballot Measures

State of California

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Proposition 68 — Bonds for Environment, Parks and Water

Passed 3,455,226 votes yes (57.6%) 2,544,854 votes no (42.4%)

Authorizes $4 billion in general obligation bonds for: parks, natural resources protection, climate adaptation, water quality and supply, and flood protection. Fiscal Impact: Increased state bond repayment costs averaging $200 million annually over 40 years. Local government savings for natural resources-related projects, likely averaging several tens of millions of dollars annually over the next few decades.

Proposition 69 — Transportation Funding

Passed 4,886,924 votes yes (81.3%) 1,121,924 votes no (18.7%)

Requires that certain revenues generated by a 2017 transportation funding law be used only for transportation purposes and generally prohibits Legislature from diverting funds to other purposes. Fiscal Impact: No direct effect on the amount of state and local revenues or costs but could affect how some monies are spent.

Proposition 70 — Cap-and-Trade Amendment

Failed 2,017,549 votes yes (35%) 3,746,434 votes no (65%)

Beginning in 2024, requires that cap-and-trade revenues accumulate in a reserve fund until the Legislature, by a two-thirds majority, authorizes use of the revenues. Fiscal Impact: Beginning in 2024, potential temporary increase in state sales tax revenue, ranging from none to a few hundred million dollars annually, and possible changes in how revenue from sale of greenhouse gas emission permits is spent.

Proposition 71 — Ballot Measure Effective Date

Passed 4,527,073 votes yes (77.8%) 1,288,385 votes no (22.2%)

Provides that ballot measures approved by a majority of voters shall take effect five days after the Secretary of State certifies the results of the election. Fiscal Impact: Likely little or no effect on state and local finances.

Proposition 72 — Taxes for Rainwater Capture Systems

Passed 4,979,651 votes yes (84.2%) 932,263 votes no (15.8%)

Permits Legislature to allow construction of rain-capture systems, completed on or after January 1, 2019, without requiring property-tax reassessment. Fiscal Impact: Probably minor reduction in annual property tax revenues to local governments.

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City of Grass Valley
Ballot Measures

Measure E

Passing 1,119 votes yes (59.7%) 754 votes no (40.3%)

Shall the measure expand funding for such general fund purposes as increased police and fire services, enhancing parks and recreational services, and improving streets and sidewalks, with all funds staying local and all expenditures subject to an annual audit by an independent citizen oversight committee, repealing the existing ½ percent City transaction and use (sales) tax, and replacing it with an ongoing 1 percent sales tax, which will raise approximately $5,400.000.00 annually, be adopted?

City of Nevada City
Ballot Measures

Measure F

Passing 473 votes yes (85.1%) 83 votes no (14.9%)

Shall the measure of the City of Nevada City to tax cannabis (marijuana) businesses to fund general municipal expenses such as police, fire, streets and recreation at annual rates not to exceed $7.00 per canopy square foot for cultivation (adjustable for inflation), 8% of gross receipts for retail cannabis businesses, and 6% for all other cannabis businesses; generating approximately $120,000 to $135,000 annually be levied until repealed by voters or the City Council, be adopted?

Special District
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Grass Valley Elementary School District
Ballot Measures

Measure D

Passing 2,500 votes yes (62.1%) 1,526 votes no (37.9%)

To repair aging classrooms / leaky roofs / old facilities, and provide a safe, quality learning environment for current and future students, shall Grass Valley Elementary School District's measure to issue $18.8 million in bonds at legal interest rates, with projected tax rates of 2.4¢ per $100 of assessed property valuation while bonds are outstanding (averaging approximately $1.05 million annually), and requiring audits / oversight, all funds spent locally on elementary / middle schools, and no money for administrators' salaries / pensions be adopted?

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