On this page, you will find links to local measures that will be appearing on the ballot for the next election. For links to some past ballot measures, please click here.
6 measures have been submitted to our office, to be placed on the November 2018 ballot.
To view the region of the county that the measure covers and can be voted upon, click the link following “Voting District” to see a map.
Arguments for and against these measures must be filed in our office no later than 5 pm, Tuesday, August 14th.
Rebuttals to any arguments for and against must be filed in our office no later than 5 pm, Tuesday, August 21st.
For assistance in writing arguments and rebuttals, please download the Guide to Writing Arguments, Rebuttals and Analyses for Local Measures
- Measure G – San Benito County Roads, Transportation Saftety and Investment Plan Transactions and Use Tax
Shall the voters authorize a San Benito County Roads and Transportation Safety and Investment Plan to: repair potholes and maintain roads; widen Highway 25 to relieve traffic congestion and make it safer; improve pedestrian, bicycle, and transit options; and, qualify for state and federal matching funds by enacting a one cent sales tax, raising approximately $16,000,000 annually over 30 years, with annual audits, independent oversight, all funds spent locally, and a detailed expenditure plan?
- Measure H – San Benito County Business License Tax
To provide and increase law enforcement, fire services, road maintenance, and other local governmental services, shall the proposed business license tax ordinance be adopted and enacted to impose a business license tax at a rate of $30 to $118 per business, $.66 to $7.80 per employee, and $.10 per ton of minerals depleted, indexed by a COLA, in the unincorporated area of San Benito County?
- Measure I – San Juan Bautista Cannabis Ordinance
Shall an Ordinance adding Title 5, Chapter 5-32 “Cannabis Business Activities Tax Ordinance of the City of San Juan Bautista” to the San Juan Bautista Municipal Code imposing an indefinite tax upon cannabis business activities based on square footage: $3-$12 per foot., increased annually based on Consumer Price Index; on distributors: 0.5%-8%; on manufacturers: 2%-8%; on retailers: 3%-10%; on testing laboratories: 1%-5%; and, on microbusiness: 2%-8%; which revenue can be spent for unrestricted general revenue purposes and may raise $935,000 annually, be adopted?
- Measure Q – Student Safety/Repair Bond Measure
South Monterey County Joint Union High School District Student Safety/Repair Measure. To upgrade emergency communication systems, safety door locks, security cameras, lighting, repair deteriorating classrooms, restrooms, replace outdated/unsafe portables, electrical wiring, earthquake retrofit classrooms/buildings, construct, acquire, repair classrooms, facilities/equipment, shall this South Monterey County Joint Union High School District measure authorizing $20,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying 2 cents/$100 assessed valuation, raising approximately $1,400,000 annually for local schools while bonds are outstanding, be adopted, requiring citizen oversight, audits, without increasing current tax rates?
- Measure R – Academic/Vocational Classroom Bond
South Monterey County Joint Union High School District Academic/Vocational Classroom Improvement Measure. To upgrade academic, vocational/agriculture education classrooms, replace outdated science, technology/computer labs, provide classrooms for technology careers, remove hazardous materials like asbestos/lead paint, construct, acquire, repair classrooms, facilities/equipment, shall this South Monterey County Joint Union High School District measure authorizing $20,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying 2-cents/$100 assessed valuation, approximately $1,400,000 annually for local schools while bonds are outstanding, be adopted, requiring citizen oversight, audits, without increasing current tax rates?
- Measure X – Affordable Education, Job Transfer, Job Training, College Transfer, and Veteran Support Measure
GAVILAN COLLEGE AFFORDABLE EDUCATION/ JOB TRAIING/ COLLEGE TRANSFER/ VETERANS SUPPORT MEASURE. To upgrade classrooms, science, healthcare, technology, engineering/career training labs, repair aging facilities, shall Gavilan Joint Community College District’s measure authorizing $248,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying 2 cents/$100 assessed value, $14,000,000 annually while bonds are outstanding, constructing, acquiring, repairing classrooms, facilities, sites/equipment, Veterans Center, adding a campus in San Benito County, improving local access to affordable education, with citizen oversight, all money locally controlled, be approved?