Woodland Hills, Encino, and Tarzan Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority parcel tax, Measure MM (November 2012)
November 6, 2012, ballot for voters in the Woodland Hills, Encino, and Tarzan Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority District in Los Angeles County, where it was approved.
Measure MM levies a parcel tax of $19/year for ten years.
A 2/3rds supermajority vote was needed for approval.
- Final official results from the Los Angeles County elections office.
Measure MM was endorsed by:
- The Los Angeles Daily News. They said, "Residents who enjoy the open spaces and wildlife corridors surrounding 60,000 parcels of land in the two areas clearly benefit from the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority's efforts to acquire and protect open land from development, and provide brush clearance, trash pick-up and signage, as well as fire and ranger patrols."
- The Federation of Hillsides and Canyons Homeowners, Inc
- Bob Blumenfield
- Los Angeles City Councilmember Tom LaBonge
- Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz
- The Studio City Residents Association
- Richard Close, president of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association
- The Laurel-Mulholland Open Space Project
- The Oak Forest Canyon Homeowners Association
- The Argyle Civic Association
- The Mount Olympus Property Owners Association
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|Measure MM: "To protect, maintain and conserve local open space, parklands and wildlife corridors; protect water quality in local creeks and reservoirs; improve fire prevention including brush clearing, acquire open space, and increase park ranger safety and security patrols, shall the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority implement a special $19 tax annually for ten years only, with all funds staying in the hillside communities of Woodland Hills, Encino, and Tarzana, and require independent citizen oversight and audits?"|
- Los Angeles Daily News, "Endorsements: Yes on measures HH and MM -- two taxes that would directly benefit those paying them," October 18, 2012
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.