[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

SCVNews.com | Nationwide, Most Park, Open Space Measures Pass | 11-10-2016
Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Sunny
Sunny
42°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
February 25
1936 - U.S. release of Charles Chaplin film "Modern Times," partially shot in SCV [story]


[TPL] – Voters across the nation approved local and state ballot measures providing hundreds of millions of dollars for land conservation, parks, and restoration, The Trust for Public Land announced. Many of the ballot measures called for tax increases or bonds.

There were more than eighty local protection measures on the ballot and it appears the majority passed, said Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land.

“Tonight, we saw again that while American voters are divided on many issues, parks and natural areas are an issue that we can all agree on.  Whether they were voting for ‘red’ or ‘blue’ candidates, voters are ‘green’ – they want local parks and close-to-home places for recreation and they’re willing to pay for them.”

In early returns, 13 of 18 measures on the ballot have been approved by voters, a passage rate of 72 percent.  A list of ballot measures with results so far is attached.

Earlier in 2016, 14 of 17 park and land conservation ballot measures passed, creating $3.3 billion for parks and open space.

“This approval rate isn’t surprising, since over the past 20 years, we’ve consistently seen that more than 75 percent of local and state conservation ballot measures are approved, often by landslide margins,” said Rogers, whose organization is the national leader in helping cities, counties, and states pass  funding measures for parks and land conservation.

* One major victory Tuesday came in Boston, where voters opted by a 64 percent to 36 percent to join Massachusetts’ Community Preservation Act, a statewide program which provides matching funds for local parks and open space, affordable housing, and historic preservation.  Boston voters approved a 1 percent surcharge on city property taxes that is estimated to raise $20 million annually.  Boston voters overwhelming voted for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate for U.S. President.

Voters in Florida, Ohio, and Colorado showed their support for parks and conservation, approving ballot measures regardless of the choice for President.

* Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, overwhelmingly carried Lee County and Brevard County, Florida.  On the same ballot Lee County (84-16% and Brevard County (62-38%) voters approved  measures to provide funding for land conservation and restoration.

* In Alachua County, Florida, voter picked Hillary Clinton for President and also approved a ½-cent sales tax for parks and protecting environmentally sensitive land by 60-40%.

* Donald Trump easily won voter support in metro Cincinnati’s Clermont County, while voters there also overwhelmingly approved new funding for parks, by 63-37%

The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come.  Millions of people live near a Trust for Public Land park, garden, or natural area, and millions more visit these sites every year.  To support The Trust for Public Land and share why nature matters to you, visit www.tpl.org.

ST.

Jurisdiction

Money

Source

Funds

at Stake

%Y

%N

AZ

Peoria

Sales tax

$114,962,200

CA

Los Angeles County

Parcel tax

$1.89 Bil.

CA

Monterey Peninsula

Regional Park Dist.

Parcel tax

$24 Mil.

CA

MRCA (FF)

Parcel tax

$2,892,000

CA

MRCA (GG)

Parcel tax

$11,940,000

CA

Napa County OS Dist.

Sales tax

$112 Mil.

CA

Oakland

Bond

$35 Mil.

CA

San Diego County

Sales tax

$2 Bil.

CA

Sonoma County

Sales tax

$100 Mil.

CO

Basalt

Bond

$3.8 Mil.

CO

Boulder County

Sales tax

$56.25 Mil.

CO

Eagle County

Prop. tax

$67.5 Mil.

CO

Grand County

Sales tax

$7.5 Mil.

CO

Pitkin County

Prop. tax

$200 Mil.

CT

Glastonbury

Bond

$3 Mil.

CT

Manchester

Bond

$4 Mil.

CT

Watertown

Bond

$550,000

CT

Wolcott

Bond

$325,000

FL

Alachua County

Sales tax

$119.2 Mil.

60%

40%

FL

Brevard County

Sales tax

$340 Mil.

62%

38%

FL

Lee County

Prop. tax

N/A   

84%

16%

GA

Johns Creek

Bond

$40 Mil.

GA

Milton

Bond

$25 Mil.

IA

Linn County

Bond

$40 Mil.

MA

Amesbury

Prop. tax

$1,695,638

41%

59%

MA

Billerica

Prop. tax

$5,241,911

MA

Boston

Prop. tax

$133,333,333

64%

36%

MA

Chelsea

Prop. tax

$3,718,496

66%

34%

MA

Danvers

Prop. tax

$5,435,866

MA

East Bridgewater

Prop. tax

$1,844,444

40%

60%

MA

Holyoke

Prop. tax

$3,072,132

56%

44%

MA

Hull

Prop. tax

$2,569,535

MA

Norwood

Prop. tax

$3,619,381

61%

39%

MA

Palmer

Prop. tax

$841,079

MA

Pittsfield

Prop. tax

$2,557,417

63%

37%

MA

Rockland

Prop. tax

$2,203,666

MA

South Hadley

Prop. tax

$1,442,294

48%

52%

MA

Springfield

Prop. tax

$7,062,014

MA

Watertown

Prop. tax

$12,726,335

MA

Wrentham

Prop. tax

$1,563,544

68%

32%

MD

Baltimore County

Bond

$2 Mil.

MO

Missouri

Sales tax

$780 Mil.

NC

Asheville

Bond

$17 Mil.

NC

Charlotte

Bond

$25 Mil.

NJ

Beach Haven

Borough

Prop. tax

$3,343,331

48%

52%

NJ

Colts Neck

Township

Prop. tax

$14 Mil.

NJ

East Amwell

Township

Other

N/A   

NJ

Fanwood Borough

Prop. tax

$456,976

NJ

Haddonfield

Borough

Prop. tax

$2.4 Mil.

NJ

Harvey Cedars

Prop. tax

$2.4 Mil.

52%

48%

NJ

Jersey City

Prop. tax

$24 Mil.

NJ

Northvale Borough

Prop. tax

$415,000

NJ

Oldmans Township

Prop. tax

$466,233

NJ

Park Ridge

Borough

Prop. tax

$561,955

NJ

Robbinsville

Township

Prop. tax

$7,316,017

NJ

Secaucus

Prop. tax

$5,113,236

NJ

Teaneck Township

Prop. tax

$2,008,445

NJ

Tenafly Borough

Prop. tax

$3.9 Mil.

NJ

Union County

Prop. tax

$70,391,880

NJ

Washington

Borough

Prop. tax

$371,205

NJ

Wyckoff Township

Prop. tax

$1,155,225

NY

East Hampton

RE trans. tax

$464 Mil.

NY

Riverhead

RE trans. tax

$59.2 Mil.

NY

Shelter Island

RE trans. tax

$32 Mil.

NY

Southampton

RE trans. tax

$960 Mil.

NY

Southold

RE trans. tax

$100.8 Mil.

OH

Clermont County

Park Dist.

Prop. tax

$21,285,570

63%

37%

OH

Columbus

Bond

$110 Mil.

OH

Granville Township

Prop. tax

$1,599,050

OH

Great Parks of

Hamilton Co.

Prop. tax

$183,483,760

OR

Portland Metro

Prop. tax

$80.7 Mil.

PA

Lower Moreland

Township

Income tax

$16 Mil.

PA

Lower Saucon

Township

Income tax

$5 Mil.

PA

Newlin Township

Prop. tax

$380,000

PA

Richland Township

Income tax

$1.6 Mil.

PA

Smithfield Township

Bond

$2 Mil.

PA

Upper Milford

Township

Income tax

$7.2 Mil.

RI

Rhode Island

Bond

$22 Mil.

SC

Charleston County

Sales tax

$210 Mil.

UT

Lehi

Bond

$50 Mil.

UT

Park City

Bond

$25 Mil.

VA

Arlington County

Bond

$19.31 Mil.

VA

Fairfax County

Bond

$107 Mil.

WA

Bellingham

Prop. tax

$10.56 Mil.

WA

Eastmont

Metropolitan

Park Dist.

Bond

$4 Mil.

WA

Mason County

Metropolitan

Parks Dist.

Prop. tax

$24 Mil.

Total at Stake: 

$8,866,264,168

 

*This list contains measures with at least some funding for parks and open space protection. For more information, visit LandVote.org

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

1 Comment

  1. Ninah Adair Ninah Adair says:

    Dear SCVTV Santa Clarita’s fans -_- – http://bit.ly/2fZ6xvp

Leave a Comment


SCV NewsBreak
Loading...
Related Content
LOCAL NEWS HEADLINES
Friday, Feb 24, 2017
21 Nominated for Zonta’s Women in Service Celebration
Twenty-one outstanding community volunteers have been nominated by local non-profit organizations to be honored at the annual Women in Service Celebration sponsored by Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday, Feb 24, 2017
April 29: LASD Inaugural Trail Ride to Honor Sgt. Steve Owen
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Inaugural Trail Ride will be honoring Sergeant Steve Owen, who was killed in the line of duty in early October 2016, on Saturday, April 29 in Castaic.
Friday, Feb 24, 2017
Crime Blotter: Petty Thefts in Stevenson Ranch
Stevenson Ranch Crime Report: Week of 02/13/17- 02/18/17
Keep Up With Our Facebook

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
1936 - U.S. release of Charles Chaplin film "Modern Times," partially shot in SCV [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, LASD announces the Inaugural Trail Ride benefiting local youth. Plus, make sure to get your vote by mail ballot before the March election. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, February 24, 2017
Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley is currently offering sponsorship opportunities as well as individual tickets for its 2017 LUNAFEST,®, a festival of short films by, for and about women.
Zonta Offers Sponsorships,Tickets for 2017 LUNAFEST
Twenty-one outstanding community volunteers have been nominated by local non-profit organizations to be honored at the annual Women in Service Celebration sponsored by Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley.
21 Nominated for Zonta’s Women in Service Celebration
In support of Augie's Quest, LA Fitness announced plans to host its seventh annual in-club event, Action for ALS, across the company's over 690 locations on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Augie's Quest is a nonprofit research initiative dedicated to finding a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
LA Fitness Supports Augie’s Quest, Research for ALS Cure
Princess Cruises, the top North American cruise line in Japan, today announced its longest Japan cruise season yet with an array of voyages from Tokyo and Kobe in 2018 that circumnavigate the country, visiting top-rated cultural ports.
Princess Cruises Unveils 2018 Japan Cruise, Cruisetour
Everyone is invited to Santa Clarita Christian Fellowship to see Pastor Harper, his wife Cecile and congregation of SCCF honor Bishop Henry Hearns, author of "How Odds Even Through Grace," former Chief of Environmental Planning for Edwards Air Force Base, and the first African American mayor of Lancaster.
Feb. 26: SCCF to Honor Revered Engineer, Mayor, Author Bishop Hearns
Seniors who have saved up for years to take a vacation abroad could arrive at their dream destination only to find that they have been conned.
Fraud Friday: Watch Out for Tourist Visa Scams
Join Providence Holy Cross Foundation at Six Flags Magic Mountain for A Day in the Park and Picnic on Saturday, March 18.
March 18: Join Providence for A Day in the Park and Picnic at Magic Mountain
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Inaugural Trail Ride will be honoring Sergeant Steve Owen, who was killed in the line of duty in early October 2016, on Saturday, April 29 in Castaic.
April 29: LASD Inaugural Trail Ride to Honor Sgt. Steve Owen
Shakti Fest returns for its seventh season, this year on Mother’s Day weekend itself: May 12 to 14 at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, in Joshua Tree, CA.
May 12-14: Shakti Fest in Joshua Tree National Park
Stevenson Ranch Crime Report: Week of 02/13/17- 02/18/17
Crime Blotter: Petty Thefts in Stevenson Ranch
JAM session, 10 by 10, SENSES, Revved Up, more.
Upcoming Arts & Culture Events for March
The County Interim Health Officer is issuing a Cold Weather Alert due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures. Wind chill temperatures are expected to be below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Feb. 25-28: Cold Weather Alert Issued for SFV, Mountains, AV
1956 - Baseball Hall of Famer Eddie Murray born in Los Angeles; later SCV resident & car dealer [story]
Over the next eight years, the company plans to move approximately 650 positions from its Space Systems facility in Sunnyvale, Calif., to other Lockheed Martin locations in the U.S.
Lockheed Martin to Move Missile Program Out of California
Hart High soccer faced off against Desert Mirage Wednesday afternoon, leading Desert Mirage to a 2-1 win and sending them to the next round of CIF Southern Section Playoffs.
Desert Mirage Beats Hart High 2-1
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, local supporters of Measure H rallied for the measure at Bridge to Home. Plus, a new art exhibit is headed to the First Floor Gallery at City Hall. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, February 23, 2017
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that annual Advanced Placement® (AP) results released today show that the number of California public high school graduates taking and demonstrating success in AP courses continues to climb.
California AP Students Test Scores Continue to Improve
Santa Clarita Water (SCWD), a division of Castaic Lake Water Agency (CLWA), received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award presented by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada and the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) Operating Budget Excellence Award for its FY 2016/17 Budget.
SCWD Earns Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Hosted by Agua Dulce Town Council/Acton Town Council/Pacific Legal Foundation Community Meeting: Private Property and Water Rights
March 2: Agua Dulce, Acton Leaders Host Meeting About Water Rights
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean C. Logan reminds L.A. County voters to request a Vote by Mail ballot by Tuesday, February 28th for the March 7th Election.
Feb. 28: Deadline to Request Vote by Mail Ballots
A public reception celebrating the art exhibit “It’s All in the Numbers,” will be held in the First Floor Gallery at City Hall on Saturday, March 4 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Residents are invited to join the Santa Clarita City Council, City of Santa Clarita’s Arts Commission and Arts and Events division for light appetizers, entertainment and a chance to mingle with the artists. The First Floor Gallery at City Hall is located at 23920 Valencia Boulevard.
March 4: City Art Exhibit ‘It’s All in the Numbers’ Opens
Oswaldo Rafael Cabrera, owner and operator of immigration services business Coalicion Latinoamericana Internacional (CLI), was sentenced to prison for five years and two months for defrauding immigrants.
Fake Immigration Attorney gets Five-Year Prison Sentence Following DCBA, A.G. Investigation
Spring is in the air at the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Gift Shop. The Santa Clarita Valley community is invited to attend a Spring Boutique on Tuesday, March 7, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., in front of the main hospital building entrance, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia.
March 7: Spring Boutique Blooms at Henry Mayo Gift Shop on March 7
On February 23, 2017, at the conclusion of the Board of Equalization (BOE) February Board Hearing in Culver City, Member Diane Harkey became the new Chairwoman and Member George Runner became Vice Chair.
Harkey to Chair CA State Tax Board & Join Franchise Tax Board
President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13769 — which limits entry to the United States for all refugees and individuals from seven predominantly Muslim countries — has been legally challenged. What does this mean for the U.S., its citizens and visitors to the country, including students?
CSUN Panel to Explore President Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’
Santa Clarita Water (SCWD), a division of Castaic Lake Water Agency (CLWA), received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award presented by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada and the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) Operating Budget Excellence Award for its FY 2016/17 Budget.
Santa Clarita Water Receives GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
In a continued effort to reduce college costs, College of the Canyons will launch the First Year Promise (FYP) program, a pathway that will provide increased opportunities for new full-time college students to achieve their educational goals, through a $667,000 grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO).
COC Receives $667,000 Grant to Cut Students’ College Costs
Thursday, Senate leadership unveiled the Preserve California legislative package to insulate the state from dangerous rollbacks in federal environmental regulations and public health protections.
State Lawmakers Pushing Environmental, Whistleblower Protections
There is no way you can provide the balanced diet the animals will find in the wild, so do not try to feed any wildlife - even if they look sooo cute.
Animal Rescuing | Commentary by Evelyne Vandersande
1998 - Worst day of record-setting 1997-98 El Nino storm season [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, L.A County Fire Air Ops rescued a stranded hiker Wednesday morning . Plus, have you seen Katy Perry's newest music video? You might notice a familiar place. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Fifth graders from Castaic Elementary School, Live Oak Elementary, Germain Charter Academy, Plum Canyon Elementary, and Dr. J. Michael McGrath Elementary are attending the Blue Ribbon Children's Festival at the Music Center/Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County.
Fifth Graders from SCV Schools Heading to Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival
Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations located and rescued an adult male trapped on a cliff in Placerita Canyon Natural Area late in the night on Wednesday.
Man Rescued in Placerita Canyon Natural Area
The Saugus Union School District Measure EE Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the Caulfield Room at the SUSD District Office. Agenda topics include approval of minutes, a hearing session and a Measure EE update from staff.
Feb. 23: SUSD Measure EE Oversight Meeting