Election 2016

This election there were three City measures on the November 2016 ballot for voters to consider: Measure K1, the Utility Modernization Act, Measure L1, the Rent Stabilization Act, and Measure M1, the Charter Amendment to Establish Rent Control, a Rent Control Board and Regulate Termination of Tenancies.

 

Measure K1: Utility Modernization Act (Passed with 15,247 yes votes and 5,519 no votes)

The Utility Modernization Act (UMA) updates the existing Utility Users Tax (UUT) and confirms the annual transfer of funds from Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) to the City, which will protect core city services without raising taxes. The UMA will allow Alameda to maintain its high quality of life, including funding for police, fire and emergency response, street and sidewalk repairs, park maintenance and library services.

 

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Measure L1: Rent Stabilization Act (Passed with 11,954 yes votes and 9,544 no votes)

After working with tenants and property owners for months, in November 2015 the Alameda City Council adopted a temporary moratorium on rent increases over 8% and on any action to terminate a tenancy except for "just cause". In March 2016 the City Council adopted the Rent Review, Rent Stabilization and Limitations on Evictions Ordinance, to stabilize rents and limit the grounds for terminating tenancies. In August, the City Council submitted to voters a confirmation of this ordinance, which is on the November ballot as Measure L1. 

 

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Measure M1: Charter Amendment to Establish Rent Control, a Rent Control Board and Regulate Termination of Tenancies (Did not pass with 7,178 yes votes and 14,195 no votes)

Signatures gathered for a petition by the Alameda Renters Coalition were verified by the Alameda County Registrar of Voters and were more than what was required to place this measure on the ballot.

 

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In addition to the above City measures, there is one County measure, two Special District measures, and one AUSD measure on the November ballot.

 

Measure A1 (Passed with 264,499 yes votes and 101,250 no votes)

Alameda County Affordable Housing Bond to provide affordable local housing and prevent displacement of vulnerable populations, including low- and moderate-income households, veterans, seniors, and persons with disabilities. 

 

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Measure B1 (Passed with 16,033 yes votes and 5,662 no votes)

Maintains the existing Alameda Unified School District parcel tax for seven years, without increase, to maintain high-quality Alameda schools by protecting small class sizes, core academic programs, neighborhood schools, and retaining excellent teachers.

 

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Measure C1 (Passed with 82% yes votes and 18% no votes)
Extends the existing Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) parcel tax at current levels to preserve essential local public transportation services, including those for youth, commuters, seniors, and people with disabilities, while keeping fares reasonable.

 

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Measure RR (Passed with 70% yes votes and 30% no votes)
BART bond to keep BART safe, prevent accidents/breakdowns/delays, relieve overcrowding, reduce traffic congestion/pollution, improve earthquake safety and access for seniors/disabled by replacing and upgrading 90 miles of severely worn tracks, tunnels damaged by water intrusion, 44-year old train control systems, and other deteriorating infrastructure.

 

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For information on voter registration, running for office, becoming a poll worker, campaign fundraising, and prior election results, please visit:

https://alamedaca.gov/city-clerk/elections

 

If you have questions or comments about the November election, please email manager@alamedaca.gov, or call 510-747-4700.