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Sunnyvale Ballot Measures November 5, 2013 General Election. Susan Hough The League of Women Voters of Cupertino-Sunnyvale. 1. Measure A. Election year. The Way it is Now Sunnyvale holds elections in odd years – 2011, 2013, 2015...

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Sunnyvale Ballot MeasuresNovember 5, 2013 General Election

Susan Hough

The League of Women Voters of Cupertino-Sunnyvale

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Measure A

Election year

The Way it is Now

  • Sunnyvale holds elections in odd years – 2011, 2013, 2015...

  • California, US and other cities in Santa Clara hold even-year elections – 2012, 2014

    • Election costs are divided among the jurisdictions holding elections

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A

Election Year

What A Does

  • Changes Sunnyvale elections to even years, beginning in 2016

  • Extends terms of Council members for one year

  • Inserts a single one-year mayoral term

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A

Election Year

Support:

City Council

Opposition:

No opposition arguments filed

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Measure B

Hotel tax

The Way it is Now

  • Sunnyvale hotel tax is 9.5%

  • Some comparisons: Cupertino 12%, Campbell 12%, Mountain View 10%, Santa Clara 9.5%

  • Special districts raise the effective tax rate

  • County Average 10.4%

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B

Hotel Tax

What B Does

  • Raises Sunnyvale hotel tax to 10.5%

  • Estimated $900,000 annual revenue increase

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B

Hotel Tax

Support:

City Council members Spitaleri, Martin-Millus, Griffith, former mayor Hamilton

Opposition:

City Council member Moylan

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Measure C

Gun Control

The Way it is Now

  • Guns are regulated by state and federal law

  • Cities may enact local measures where state or federal law doesn't assert itself

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C

Gun Control

What C Does

  • Requires reporting of loss or theft

  • Requires use of gun safe or trigger lock

  • Bans large magazines

  • Requires logging of ammunition sales

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C

Gun Control

Support:

City Council members Spitaleri, Davis, Sunnyvale Citizens for Sensible Gun Control, Brady Campaign

Www.SV4SGM.org

Opposition:

SunnyvaleCitizensForABetterCommunity.org

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Measure G

School Bonds

  • Sunnyvale School District

  • $96 million

    • $15/$100,000 assessed value

  • 55% to pass

    • Bond oversight committee

    • Specific project list

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G

SSD School Bond

Support:

Support Sunnyvale Schools

Opposition:

No opposition arguments filed

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Nonpartisan Election Information

  • www.cs.ca.lwvnet.orgCupertino-Sunnyvale LWV

  • www.sccvote.org – Registrar of Voters Check status on registration & mail-in ballots

  • www.smartvoter.orgType in your address to get everything on your ballot

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