Los Angeles, Calif., Voters in school districts and cities across Los Angeles County will be deciding ballot measures Tuesday, most involving tax hikes aimed at closing budget gaps or proposed bond issues to fund school construction.
Voters in cities such as Artesia, Bellflower, Commerce, Culver City and Pomona will consider various tax increases. Multimillion-dollar bond issues on the ballots in school districts such as Bellflower Unified, Castaic Union, Covina-Valley Unified, Lancaster, Little Lake City, Lynwood, Palmdale, Redondo Beach Unified, Rowland Unified and Santa Monica-Malibu Unified.
In Pomona, voters will decide on Measure T, which would scrap the City Council’s district system and instead mandate that council members be elected at large by voters citywide. Opponents of the measure claim the district system was enacted 22 years ago to bolster minority representation on the council and facility better communication between residents and elected officials.
Pomona voters will also consider a proposed $38 parcel tax that would be charged on every piece of taxable property in the city to fund the public library.
Santa Monica voters will cast ballots on Measure GA, which would amend the formula used to adjust rents of properties under the city’s rent-control ordinance, with annual adjustments limited to between 0 and 6 percent.
In Sierra Madre, voters will decide Measure ALF, which would approve the development of assisted-living facilities on Hermosa Avenue and West Sierra Madre Boulevard.
Long Beach voters will decide on Measure N, which would set minimum wages and sick leave requirements for hotel workers, and Measure O, which would change the dates of the city’s primary and general elections.