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Town of Carmel Valley Act of Incorporation, Measure G (November 2009)

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A Town of Carmel Valley Act of Incorporation, Measure G ballot question was on the November 3, 2009 ballot for voters in the Carmel Valley Master Plan Area in Monterey County, where it was defeated.

If Measure G had been approved, it would have resulted in the incorporation of a new municipality, which would have been called the "Town of Carmel Valley." The area that would have been incorporated into the new town was in the Carmel Valley Master Plan Area, which includes most of the primary watershed of the Carmel River from Highway 1 to just east of the Carmel Valley Village.

Election results

Measure G
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No2,86752.52%
Yes 2,592 47.48%
These final, certified, results are from the Monterey County elections office.

Support

Supporters of Measure G spoke in front of the Monterey County Board of Supervisors on September 1. They argued that the proposed new town would be fiscally solvent and would make it easier to maintain local control over development.[1]

Supporters of Measure G argued that with Measure G there would be:

  • More accountability
  • More local control with a local elected five-member council, versus being governed by the county board of supervisors.[2]

Opposition

Frank Lunding was an opponent of Measure G. He said that the proposed new town would not be able to support itself.[1]

Opponents in general argued that if Measure G passed, residents of the area would face:

  • Higher taxes
  • Changes in public service[2]

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Measure G: "Shall the order adopted December 1, 2008 by the Local Agency Formation Commission of Monterey County ordering the incorporation of the territory described in the order and designated in the order as the 'Proposal to Incorporate the Town of Carmel Valley' (LAFCO File No. 03-10) be confirmed subject to the terms and conditions specified in the order?"[3]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Californian, "Carmel Valley town vote gets hearing," September 1, 2009
  2. 2.0 2.1 KCBA-TV, "Save Carmel Valley Meeting," September 29, 2009
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.