Election results: most issues passing, Calif.'s $9B water bonds appears to fail
California voters were rejecting an $8.877 billion water infrastructure and watershed conservation bond with 52% opposed with 82% of precincts reporting; $4 billion for housing and veterans’ loans had a 53% yes vote with 57% of precincts reporting; voters approved $2 billion for homelessness prevention and $1.5 billion issuance for a children’s hospital. San Diego Unified School District voters appeared to approve a $3.5 billion referenda for safety and school repairs its largest ever. The 61% “yes” votes with 54% of precincts reporting surpassed the needed 55%.
This year’s ballot featured about $76.3 billion of bond issues across the country, the highest amount since November 2006.
Also in California, Peralta Community College District’s request for $800 million for facilities and technology captured 74% of the vote with 84% of precincts reporting, surpassing the needed 55%. Mt. San Antonio CCD’s $750 million bond for upgrades had 61% approval with about three-quarters of the vote counted. Santa Clara USD’s request for $720 million for reconstruction was capturing nearly 65% of the vote, and Chaffey CCD $700 million for upgrades was tallying 56.8% of the vote with 72% of precincts reporting. West Valley-Mission CCD’s $698 million bond vote was close to approval; with 55% of the vote needed, it had 58% with three-quarters of precincts reporting. San Jose appeared to approve $650 million for infrastructure repairs and emergency operations. San Francisco’s plan to improve the Embarcadero seawall financed by $525 million of bonds was approved by nearly 82% of the voters. Santa Monica-Malibu USD requested $485 million for improvements and with just over half the precincts reporting it had nearly 70% approval. San Bernardino CCD’s $470 million proposal for upgrades collected 60% yes votes with about half of the precincts reporting. Palo Alto USD’s $460 million for safety, construction and improvements seemed on the verge of passage with almost 68% of the vote. 61% of San Jose voters approved the $450 million proposal for housing, short of the 2/3s needed, with 68% of precincts reporting.
Sweetwater UHSD’s $403 million bonds appeared to pass with 64% of the vote with 55% of precinct reporting, Milpitas USD had 68% approval for its $384 million bond vote, Hayward USD’s $381.7 million bond issue captured nearly 70% of the vote. Antelope Valley Healthcare District asked for $350 million to improve patient care and reach seismic standards, with 53% of precincts reporting, the measure had a 62% approval, short of the two-thirds needed for passage. Fremont UHSD appears to have won the right to issue $275 million of bonds for improvements, tallying nearly 63% of the vote with 71% counted. Carlsbad USD appeared to be on its way to $265 million for upgrades, with 60% of the vote, with just more than half counted. ABC USD was on the cusp in its bid for $265 million for improvements and repairs, with 56% of the vote with 82% of precincts reporting. Gavilan Joint CCD’s $248 million for construction and improvements had almost 59% of the vote with 70% of precincts reporting. Vista USD’s request for $247 million of bonds for repairs and updates appeared headed for approval with almost 60% yes votes with half the vote counted. Santa Ana USD voters approved $232 million for improvements. Otay Mesa Public Finance Authority appeared to approve $230 million for facilities, buildings and equipment, water lines, roads and sewers.
El Monte UHSD voters approved $190 million for renovations. Del Mar Union SD’s $186 million for construction and improvements had more than 60% of the vote and appeared on its way to passage. Natomas USD voters approved $172 million for security and improvements. Chula Vista ESD’s $150 million for safety and facilities had 63% of the vote with 54% tallied. Davis Joint USD’s $150 million for repairs and education garnered 72% of the vote. Hemet USD’s $150 million for upgrades had 60% approval with half the votes counted. Mt. Diablo USD won approval for $150 million for upgrades. Perris UHSD’s attempt for $148 million for construction appeared to be falling short with about 52% approval with almost 60% of the votes counted. Santa Cruz County voters rejected $140 million for affordable housing, collecting 52$, with 2/3s needed. Berkeley approved $135 million for affordable housing.
Santa Rosa’s $124 million for rebuilding homes destroyed in wildfires was rejected. Madera USD voters approved $120 million for improvements. Visalia USD voters passed $105.3 million for high school construction. Sunnyvale SD voters approved $100 million for facility upgrades.
Colorado voters rejected $3.5 billion of bonds for roads and bridges. Littleton County SD #6 voters approved $278 million construction bonds. Harrison SD #2 won approval for $180 million for improvements, expansion and construction. Thompson R2-J SD voters approved $149 million for upgrades.
Fort Bend, Texas, Independent School District voters approved a $992.6 million bond deal for construction, renovation, security and technology.
Tarrant County voters agreed to a $800 million for county hospital upgrades. Frisco ISD voters passed a $695 million for renovations. Collin County’s $600 million request for non-tolled highways and freeways got a thumbs-up from voters. Round Rock ISD $508.435 million for construction and improvements was approved. Alvin ISD $480.5 million for construction appears to have passed. Pflugerville ISD won the right to sell $332 million for schools. Austin’s $250 million for affordable housing was approved.
Corpus Christi ISD $210.77 million for renovations, additions, safety/security and technology was approved. Canyon ISD voters agreed to $196.7 million for construction and renovations. Austin voters okayed $184 million for flood mitigation, open spaces and water quality protection. Austin won approval for $160 million for transportation infrastructure. Georgetown ISD appears to have approval for $150.5 million for new schools. Austin won approval for $149 million for parks and recreation. Collin County approved $140 million for roads. Abilene ISD won approval for $138.679 million for renovations.
Voters also approved Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD’s $350.9 million request for bonds to fund improvements, Birdville ISD’s $252.8 million for additions and renovations; College of the Mainland’s $162.5 million for construction, and Arlington’s $137.835 million for street improvements.
Lubbock ISD’s $130 million bonds for facilities, renovations, safety and technology passed. Austin voters agreed to $128 million for libraries, museums and cultural centers. New Braunfels ISD voters supported its request for $118.3 million for construction and renovations. San Angelo ISD voters rejected $111.48 million for safety, additions and renovations.
Metro, Ore., voters approved a $652.8 million bond for affordable housing. Eugene SD No. 4J appears to have approved $319.3 million for repairs, security and technology. North Wasco County SD #21 voters rejected $235 million for renovation and construction. Oregon CSD #62 voters approved $158 million for safety, repairs, renovation and construction. Ashland SD #5 voters approved $109 million for safety, technology and energy efficiency. Siuslaw School #97-J voters nixed $108.7 million for safety, construction and updates.
Wake County, N.C., voters approved $548 million for school constructions and $349.1 million for Wake Technical Community College construction. Alamance County voters approved $150 million for schools. Wake County won approval for $120 million for parks and open spaces. Charlotte approved $118 million for streets.
Spokane School District #81, Wash., voters approved $495 million for construction and improvements. Bethel SD 403 voters approved $443 million for construction and improvements. South Kitsap SD #402’s $184.68 million for a school and athletic fields appears to have been rejected. Ferndale SD #502 seems to have approved $112 million for construction and improvements. Arlington SD #16 appears to have been turned down for $107.5 million for construction and improvement.
Pima County, Ariz., requested $430 million for roads and highways, but voters rejected the idea. Mesa USD #4 was rebuffed in its quest for $300 million for upgrades and renovations. Tucson voters passed $225 million for parks and parkways. Peoria USD #11 voters rejected $189.2 million for land, vehicles and renovation. Mesa $111 million for libraries, museums, arts and cultural facilities, parks, open space and recreation facilities appears headed for victory.
Richland County SD #2, S.C., voters approved $380.7 million for safety and academic improvements and $86.4 million for a new stadium and improved field houses.
Gwinnett County SD, Ga., voters approved $350 million for construction and improvements.
New Jersey voters approved $350 million for vocational school district projects, $100 million for water infrastructure and $50 million for colleges. West Windsor Regional SD won approval for $114.875 million for construction and improvements.
Rhode Island will be able to sell $250 million for schools. Pawtucket’s $220 million for schools, East Providence’s $189.5 million for a new high school, and Providence’s $160 million for school improvements all passed.
Miami Beach, Fla., voters approved the sale of $198 million for infrastructure, $169 million for parks and recreation and $72 million for public safety upgrades. Palm Bay’s $150 million for road improvements also got a thumbs-up.
Maine Township HSD #207, Ill., won approval for $195 million for construction, additions, repairs and improvements. Cook County CCD #512 voters approved $180 million for acquisition, additions, construction and repairs. Elmhurst CUSD #205 won the right to issue $168.5 million for construction, repairs and improvements. Hinsdale Township HSD #86 voters rejected $166.527 million for improvements, renovation and repairs.
Dublin City School District, Ohio, will be able to sell $195 million for construction and improvements. Lucas County voters rejected $185 million for a jail and behavioral health assessment center.
Philadelphia’s $181 million bond plan for transit, streets, recreation facilities and museums won approval.
Lake Orion CSD, Mich., voters approved $160 million for remodeling, installing technology, construction the purchase of school buses. Wayne-Westland Community Schools received approval for $158 million for remodeling. Utica Community Schools voters approved $155 million for construction and remodeling. Grand Ledge Public Schools won approval for $118.64 million for construction, improvements and buses.
Middleton-Cross Plains ASD, Wis.’ $138.9 million for construction and remodeling was approved. Wauwatosa SD voters approved $124.9 million for construction, improvements and remodeling.
New Mexico voters approved $136.23 million for higher education and tribal schools.
Washington County SD BOE, Utah’s $125 million for construction, remodeling and upgrades had 50.41% of the vote.
Parkway SD C-2, Mo., won approval for $110 million for repairs, improvements and furnishings.
Arlington County, Va., voters approved $103 million for schools.
Danbury, Conn.’s $102.6 million for water pollution control passed.
Maine voters approved $101 million for transportation infrastructure.