Resolution: Local Ballot Measures, November 6, 2007 Election


Whereas, the Los Angeles County Democratic Party has the right to take positions on local ballot measures; and


Whereas, Democratic voters request help from the Los Angeles County Democratic Party on how to vote on local ballot measures; and


Whereas, local Democratic organizations want to know the County Party’s position on local ballot measures,


Therefore be it resolved, that the Los Angeles County Democratic Party take the following positions:


#       City                      Issue                                                                                                 Position

A       El Monte                 Reduce the telecommunications portion of the utilities user’s                     YES

                                      tax from 7% to 6.5%


C        Rancho Palos          Amend the City’s existing Storm Drain User Fee to shorten duration           YES

          Verdes                   from 30yrs to 10 yrs & establish a resident’s oversight committee


D       Rancho Palos Ver    Adopt ordinance to repeal the City’s existing Storm Drain User Fee            NO


E        Las Virgines USD     Renew the expiring $98 school parcel tax                                               YES


H       Hermosa Beach       Reduce the telephone/cable television tax rate from 6% to 5 ½%             YES


L        Lenox SD               $10.7million bond issue for Lennox’s charter high school facilities             YES


S        Walnut Valley SD     $64million bond issue for school facilities                                               YES


W       Antelope Valley SD  $240million bond issue for school facilities & two new high schools           YES


Y        Walnut Valley SD     $15.2 million bond issue for school athletic facilities                                YES


AV     So Pasadena           Advisory vote only:  65% of funds generated by Utility User’s Tax be        YES

                                      used for utilities infrastructure and repair & 35%  for employee salaries    


UT     So Pasadena           Increase existing Utility User’s Tax by 3% between 2/1/08 and 3/5/13       YES


Passed by LACDP Resolutions Comm, 10/2/07    Passed by Los Angeles County Democratic Party, 10/9/07