California 2009 local ballot measures

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193 local ballot measures were on local 2009 ballots in California.

This included:

  • 16 county-wide measures
  • 130 city-wide measures
  • 47 school district measures

Of the 193 local ballot measures, three (3) earned a spot on the ballot through the initiative process. The other 190 measures were placed on the ballot by a vote of the relevant local governing body.

The overall approval rating of the local ballot measures in 2009 was 63%.

January 13

See also: January 13, 2009 ballot measures in California

Los Angeles

See also: Los Angeles County, California ballot measures

Approveda San Fernando City Council recall, California, 2009

March 3

See also: March 3, 2009 ballot measures in California

Contra Costa

See also: Contra Costa County, California ballot measures

Approveda Orinda Union School District parcel tax, Measure B (March 2009)
Defeatedd Proposed Incorporation of the Town of Alamo, Measure A (March 2009)

Fresno

See also: Fresno County, California ballot measures

Defeatedd City of Clovis Sales Tax Increase, Measure A (March 2009)

Los Angeles

See also: Los Angeles County, California ballot measures

Approveda City of Bellflower Utility User Tax, Measure A (March 2009)
Defeatedd City of Beverly Hills Business License Tax, Measure P (March 2009)
Approveda City of Carson Utility User Tax, Measure C (March 2009)
Approveda City of Gardena Utility User Tax, Measure A (March 2009)
Approveda City of Glendora Retail Areas Use Plan, Measure C (March 2009)
Approveda City of La Habra Heights Appropriations Limit, Measure G (March 2009)
Approveda City of La Mirada hotel tax, Measure A (March 2009)
Approveda City of Los Angeles Fire Department Independent Assessor, Proposition A (March 2009)
Defeatedd City of Los Angeles Solar Panels, Proposition B (March 2009)
Approveda City of Los Angeles Disabled Children Benefits, Proposition C (March 2009)
Approveda City of Los Angeles Survivor Benefit Program, Proposition D (March 2009)
Defeatedd City of Los Angeles Economic Incentives for Business, Proposition E (March 2009)
Approveda City of Redondo Beach Utility User Tax, Measure A (March 2009)
Defeatedd City of San Gabriel Appointed Clerk and Treasurer, Measure A (March 2009)
Approveda City of San Marino Term Limits, Measure C (March 2009)

Marin

See also: Marin County, California ballot measures

Approveda Bolinas-Stinson Union School District parcel tax, Measure A (March 2009)

San Joaquin

See also: San Joaquin County, California ballot measures

Defeatedd City of Lodi Redevelopment Zone, Measure W (March 2009)

Santa Clara

See also: Santa Clara County, California ballot measures

Defeatedd Madison Nguyen recall, San Jose, California (2009). (Nguyen retains her seat.)

Sonoma

See also: Sonoma County, California ballot measures

Defeatedd Gravenstein Union School District parcel tax, Measure A (March 2009)

April 21

See also: April 21, 2009 ballot measures in California

Los Angeles

Defeatedd City of Compton Fireworks Ban, Measure F (April 2009)
Approveda City of Compton Charter Amendments, Measure L (April 2009)

May 5

See also: May 5, 2009 ballot measures in California

Colusa

See also: Colusa County, California ballot measures

Defeatedd Arbuckle-College City Fire Protection District parcel tax, Measure D (May 2009)

Contra Costa

See also: Contra Costa County, California ballot measures

Approveda San Ramon Valley Unified School District parcel tax, Measure C (May 2009)

El Dorado

See also: El Dorado County, California ballot measures

Defeatedd Showcase Ranches Community Services District parcel tax, Measure A (May 2009)

Los Angeles

See also: Los Angeles County, California ballot measures

Approveda San Marino Unified School District parcel tax, Measure E (May 2009)

San Diego

Defeatedd City of Chula Vista Sales Tax, Proposition A (May 2009)

San Joaquin

See also San Joaquin County, California ballot measures

Approveda New Hope Elementary School District Governing Board, Measure X (May 2009)

San Mateo

See also: San Mateo County, California ballot measures

Defeatedd Jefferson Elementary School District parcel tax, Measure A (May 2009)
Approveda San Carlos School District parcel tax, Measure B (May 2009)
Approveda Woodside Elementary School District parcel tax, Measure C (May 2009)

Santa Barbara

See also: Santa Barbara County, California ballot measures

Approveda Santa Rita Hills Community Services District Formation, Measure A (May 2009)

Santa Clara

See also: Santa Clara County, California ballot measures

Approveda Moreland School District parcel tax, Measure A (May 2009)
Approveda Cupertino Union School District parcel tax, Measure B (May 2009)

May 19

See also: May 19, 2009 ballot measures in California

Alameda

See also: Alameda County, California ballot measures

Approveda City of Hayward Utility Users Tax, Measure A (May 2009)

Contra Costa

See also: Contra Costa County, California ballot measures

Defeatedd Mt. Diablo Unified School District parcel tax, Measure D (May 2009)

Los Angeles

See also: Los Angeles County, California ballot measures

Approveda City of Palmdale Hotel Tax, Measure A (May 2009)
Approveda City of Palmdale Repeal of Term Limits, Measure B (May 2009)

Madera

See also: Madera County, California ballot measures

Defeatedd County of Madera Hotel Tax, Measure D (May 2009)

Riverside

See also: Riverside County, California ballot measures

Approveda City of Desert Hot Springs Utility Users Tax, Measure A (May 2009)

Sacramento

See also: Sacramento County, California ballot measures

Approveda Sacramento County Binding Arbitration for Police, Measure A (May 2009)
Defeatedd City of Rancho Cordova Utility Users Tax, Measure B (May 2009)

San Bernardino

See also: San Bernardino County, California ballot measures

Approveda Mountains Community Hospital District parcel tax, Measure K (May 2009)

San Mateo

See also: San Mateo County, California ballot measures

Defeatedd City of Pacifica Sales Tax, Measure D (May 2009)

Santa Clara

See also: Santa Clara County, California ballot measures

Approveda City of Morgan Hill Residential Development Exemption, Measure A (May 2009)

Tulare

See also: Tulare County, California ballot measures

Defeatedd Springville Union Elementary School District bond proposition, Measure L (May 2009)

Tuolumne

See also: Tuolumne County, California ballot measures

Approveda Big Oak Flat-Groveland Unified School District recall of all board members, 2009

June 2

See also: June 2, 2009 ballot measures in California

Alameda

See also: Alameda County, California ballot measures

Approveda Piedmont Unified School District parcel tax, Measure B (June 2009)
Approveda Piedmont Unified School District parcel tax, Measure E (June 2009)
Defeatedd Pleasanton Unified School District parcel tax, Measure G (June 2009)

Los Angeles

See also: Los Angeles County, California ballot measures

Approveda City of Vernon Election Procedures, Measure A (June 2009)
Defeatedd City of Compton Change in Election Dates, Measure E (June 2009)
Defeatedd City of Compton Increase of City Council Districts, Measure P (June 2009)

Marin

See also: Marin County, California ballot measures

Approveda Novato Unified School District parcel tax, Measure A (June 2009)

San Mateo

See also: San Mateo County, California ballot measures

Defeatedd Redwood City Elementary Schools parcel tax, Measure E (June 2009)

June 9

See also: June 9, 2009 ballot measures in California

Los Angeles

See also: Los Angeles County, California ballot measures

Approveda City of Arcadia Utility Users Tax, Measure A (June 2009)

June 16

See also: June 16, 2009 ballot measures in California

Los Angeles

Los Angeles County, California ballot measures

Approveda South Pasadena Unified School District parcel tax, Measure S (June 2009)

June 23

See also: June 23, 2009 ballot measures in California

Los Angeles

Los Angeles County, California ballot measures

Approveda Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District parcel tax, Measure V (June 2009)

San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo County, California ballot measures

Defeatedd San Luis Obispo Mosquito Abatement Tax (June 2009)

June 30

See also: June 30, 2009 ballot measures in California

Los Angeles

Los Angeles County, California ballot measures

Approveda La Canada Unified School District parcel tax, Measure LC (June 2009)
Defeatedd Rowland Unified School District parcel tax, Measure E (June 2009)

July 21

See also: July 21, 2009 ballot measures in California

Alameda

Alameda County, California ballot measures

Approveda City of Oakland Hotel Tax, Measure C (July 2009)
Approveda City of Oakland Kids First! Funding, Measure D (July 2009)
Approveda City of Oakland Marijuana Tax, Measure F (July 2009)
Approveda City of Oakland Transfer Tax Clarification, Measure H (July 2009)

August 25

See also: August 25, 2009 ballot measures in California

Contra Costa

Contra Costa County, California ballot measures

Approveda Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District bond proposition, Measure E (August 2009)

Lassen

Lassen County, California ballot measures

Approveda Herlong Public Utility District Expansion of Board, Measure T (August 2009)

Marin

Marin County, California ballot measures

Approveda Homestead Valley County Service Area parcel tax, Measure A (August 2009)

Monterey

Monterey County, California ballot measures

Approveda Jesus Velazquez recall, Alisal Union School District, 2009
Approveda Carmel Valley Fire Protection District parcel tax, Measure F (August 2009)

Placer

Placer County, California ballot measures

Approveda City of Rocklin Parcel Tax, Measure A (August 2009)

San Diego

San Diego County, California ballot measures

Defeatedd Rainbow Municipal Water District Debt Approvals, Proposition A (August 2009)

August 28

See also: August 28, 2009 ballot measures in California

San Bernardino County

See also: San Bernardino County, California ballot measures

Approveda Cedar Glen County Service Area 70 parcel tax (August 2009)

November 3

See also: November 3, 2009 ballot measures in California

Alameda

Alameda County, California ballot measures

Approveda Albany Unified School District parcel tax, Measure I (November 2009)
Approveda Albany Unified School District parcel tax combination, Measure J (November 2009)
Approveda Emeryville Card Room Business License Tax, Measure K (November 2009)
Defeatedd City of Newark Utility Users Tax, Measure L (November 2009)

Contra Costa

Contra Costa County, California ballot measures

Approveda Walnut Creek School District parcel tax, Measure H (November 2009)
Approveda Acalanes Union High School District parcel tax, Measure G (November 2009)
Approveda City of Walnut Creek Broadway Plaza, Measure I (November 2009)

El Dorado

El Dorado County, California ballot measures

Approveda South Lake Tahoe Community Facilities District Plan Amendment, Measure B (November 2009)

Imperial

Imperial County, California ballot measures

Approveda El Centro City Charter, Measure G (November 2009)

Lake

Lake County, California ballot measures

Approveda City of Lakeport Fireworks Initiative, Measure C (November 2009)

Kern

Kern County, California ballot measures

Approveda Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District bond proposition, Measure A (November 2009)

Los Angeles

Los Angeles County, California ballot measures

Business taxes

Defeatedd City of Artesia Business Tax, Measure Y (November 2009)

Hotel taxes

Defeatedd City of Artesia Hotel Tax, Measure S (November 2009)
Defeatedd Rancho Palos Verdes Hotel Tax, Measure TOT (November 2009)
Approveda City of Irwindale Hotel Tax, Measure T (November 2009)

Library taxes

South Pasadena Library, the beneficiary of Measure L

Approveda City of South Pasadena Library Tax, Measure L (November 2009)

Parcel taxes

Approveda Culver City Unified School District parcel tax, Measure EE (November 2009)
Defeatedd Long Beach Unified School District parcel tax, Measure T (November 2009)

Utility user taxes

Defeatedd City of Huntington Park Utility Users Tax, Measure E (November 2009)
Approveda City of Pico Rivera Utility Users Tax, Measure TR (November 2009)
Defeatedd City of Pomona Utility Users Tax, Measure PC (November 2009)
Defeatedd City of Redondo Beach Utility Users Tax, Measure UU (November 2009)
Approveda City of Irwindale Utility Users Tax, Measure U (November 2009)

Recalls

Approveda J Gaglione recall, West Valley County Water District, California, 2009

Other

Defeatedd City of El Monte City Council Reorganization, Measure P (November 2009)
Approveda City of Montebello Police and Fire Services, Measure M (November 2009)
Approveda Palmdale Adoption of a City Charter, Measure CH, Novembver 2009
Approveda City of South El Monte Mayoral Terms, Measure SE (November 2009)
Defeatedd City of West Covina Election of City Council Members, Measure D (November 2009)

Advisory

Approveda Defeatedd Approveda Santa Clarita Valley Annexation Votes, Measures A, B and C (November 2009) (A and C approved, B defeated)
Defeatedd Annexation of City of Maywood properties by LAUSD, Measure MS (November 2009)
Defeatedd City of El Monte Overnight Street Parking, Measure RR (November 2009)
Approveda City of Maywood Alternate LAUSD School Site Selection, Measure SC (November 2009)

Marin

Aerial view of the Bolinas beach. A vote on the November 3 ballot advised against camping on the beach
Marin County, California ballot measures

Approveda Lagunitas Elementary School parcel tax, Measure A (November 2009)
Approveda Larkspur School District parcel tax, Measure B (November 2009)
Approveda Mill Valley School District bond proposition, Measure C (November 2009)
Approveda Shoreline Unifed Schools, Measure D school bonds (November 2009)
Approveda San Anselmo Floor Area Ratio Ordinance, Measure E (November 2009)
Defeatedd Town of San Anselmo Hotel Tax, Measure F (November 2009)
Approveda City of San Rafael bond proposition, Measure G (November 2009)
Approveda Bolinas Beach No Camping Advisory Vote, Measure H (November 2009)
Approveda Town of Fairfax Business Tax Renewal, Measure I (November 2009)

Mendocino

Mendocino County, California ballot measures

Defeatedd Mendocino Crossings Initiative, Measure A (November 2009)
Approveda City of Willits Appointed City Clerk, Measure B (November 2009)

Merced

Merced County, California ballot measures

Approveda Los Banos Modification of Police Expenditure Plans, Measure A (November 2009)
Approveda City of Gustine Sales Tax Increase, Measure B (November 2009)

Monterey

Measure J, which lost, would have raised taxes for this Pacific Grove library
Monterey County, California ballot measures

Defeatedd Town of Carmel Valley Act of Incorporation, Measure G (November 2009)
Defeatedd Carmel Valley Town Council Elections, Measure H (November 2009)
Approveda Carmel-By-the-Sea Flanders Mansion, Measure I (November 2009)
Defeatedd City of Pacific Grove library parcel tax, Measure J (November 2009)
Defeatedd City of Salinas Sales Tax Increase, Measure K (November 2009)

Riverside

Riverside County, California ballot measures

Approveda City of Norco Hotel Tax, Measure B (November 2009)
Defeatedd City of Perris parcel tax, Measure C (November 2009)
Approveda Perris Measure D Advisory Vote on How to Spend the Measure C parcel tax (November 2009)
Defeatedd City of Perris Appointed City Clerk, Measure E (November 2009)
Approveda Palm Springs Utility Users Tax, Measure G (November 2009)
Defeatedd City of Blythe Hotel Tax, Measure H (November 2009)
ApprovedaDefeateddDefeatedd How City Council Members are Chosen in Wildomar, Measures I, J and K (November 2009) (I was approved, J and I were defeated)
Approveda City of Banning Hotel Tax, Measure L (November 2009)
Defeatedd City of Coachella Utility Users Tax, Measure M (November 2009)

San Francisco

Because Measure D lost, there will be no signs like this in San Francisco's Mid-Market Arts District
San Francisco City and County, California ballot measures

Approveda San Francisco Budget Procedures, Proposition A (November 2009)
Approveda San Francisco Aides for the Board of Supervisors, Proposition B (November 2009)
Approveda San Francisco Candlestick Park Naming Rights, Proposition C (November 2009)
Defeatedd San Francisco Mid-Market Arts Revitalization Signs, Proposition D (November 2009)
Approveda San Francisco No Advertising on City Property, Proposition E (November 2009)

San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo County, California ballot measures

Defeatedd City of Paso Robles Water Use Fees Referendum, Measure A (November 2009)

San Mateo

San Mateo County, California ballot measures

Appropriations

Approveda Town of Atherton Increase in Appropriations Limit, Measure T (November 2009)
Approveda Town of Portola Valley Appropriations Limit, Measure Q (November 2009)
Approveda Town of Portola Valley Open Space Appropriations, Measure R (November 2009)

Officials

Approveda City of San Carlos Appointed City Clerk, Measure V (November 2009)
Approveda City of Burlingame Appointed City Clerk, Measure I (November 2009)
Defeatedd Foster City Rollback of Term Limits, Measure W (November 2009)
Approveda City of Millbrae Appointed City Treasurer, Measure K (November 2009)
Approveda Redwood City Creation of a Library Board, Measure X (November 2009)

Rent control

Taxes

Visitors to this Brisbane hotel will pay higher taxes because of the "yes" vote on Measure G

Defeatedd Redwood City Business Tax Increase, Measure Y (November 2009)
Approveda City of Brisbane Hotel Tax, Measure G (November 2009)
Approveda City of Burlingame Hotel Tax, Measure H (November 2009)
Approveda City of Millbrae Hotel Tax, Measure J (November 2009)
Approveda City of San Bruno Hotel Tax, Measure F (November 2009)
Approveda San Mateo Hotel Tax Increase, Measure M (November 2009)
Approveda City of South San Francisco Hotel Tax Increase, Measure O (November 2009)
Defeatedd City of San Carlos Sales Tax Increase, Measure U (November 2009)
Approveda City of San Mateo Sales Tax Increase, Measure L (November 2009)
Approveda Town of Atherton Parcel Tax, Measure S (November 2009)
Approveda Town of Portola Valley Utility Users Tax, Measure P (November 2009)

Santa Barbara

The "No on Measure B" campaign prevailed on November 3
Santa Barbara County, California ballot measures

Defeatedd City of Santa Barbara Building Heights Initiative, Measure B (November 2009)
Approveda City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation, Measure C (November 2009)
Approveda City of Santa Barbara Board of Harbor Commissioners, Measure D (November 2009)
Approveda City of Santa Barbara Architectural Board of Review, Measure E (November 2009)

Santa Clara

Santa Clara County, California ballot measures

Defeatedd City of Palo Alto Business Tax, Measure A (November 2009)
Approveda City of Cupertino Utility Users Tax, Measure B (November 2009)
Defeatedd Santa Clara Unified School parcel tax, Measure C (November 2009)
Defeatedd Fremont Union High School parcel tax, Measure G (November 2009)

Solano

Solano County, California ballot measures

Approveda City of Vallejo Utility Users Tax, Measure U (November 2009)

Stanislaus

Stanislaus County, California ballot measures

Defeatedd DefeateddDefeateddDefeateddDefeateddModesto Sewer Extension Annexation Proposals, Measures A-E (November 2009) (All five proposals were defeated).

Tulare

See also: Tulare County, California ballot measures

Approveda City of Dinuba Utility Users Tax, Measure M (November 2009)
Approveda City of Tulare Utility Users Tax, Measure N (November 2009)
Defeatedd Springville Union Elementary School District bond proposition, Measure O (November 2009)

Ventura

Because Measure C lost, Ventura's Wal-Mart can sell groceries
Ventura County, California ballot measures

Defeatedd City of Ventura Sales Tax, Measure A (November 2009)
Defeatedd Ventura View Protection Ordinance Initiative, Measure B (November 2009)
Defeatedd City of Ventura Ban on Big Box Stores, Measure C (November 2009)
Defeatedd Oxnard Schools parcel tax, Measure E (November 2009)
Defeatedd Fillmore Rent Control Ordinance, Measure F (November 2009)

Yolo

Yolo County, California ballot measures

Defeatedd City of Davis Wildhorse Ranch Project, Measure P (November 2009)

November 17

See also: November 17, 2009 ballot measures in California

Sonoma

See also: Sonoma County, California ballot measures

Approveda George Barich recall, Cotati, California (2009)

December 8

See also: December 8, 2009 ballot measures in California

San Diego

See also: San Diego County, California ballot measures

Defeatedd Jerry Kern recall, City of Oceanside (December 2009)

December 15

See also: December 15, 2009 ballot measures in California

Riverside County

See also: Riverside County, California ballot measures

Approveda Sale of Valley Health System Assets, Measure P (December 2009)

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