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Written by Tony Aiello   
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 04:39

City's First Ever Local Sales Tax Passed by Almost 2-1 Margin

La Mirada~According to the numbers coming out of the County of Los Angels Registrar-Recorder's office in Norwalk, La Mirada's Measure I has passed.

With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, 67% of the voters in La Mirada have voted yes on the measure.

As of now, the vote count stands at 8,949 voting yes and 4,612 voting no.

Measure I will raise $4-5 million annually by raising La Mirada's sales tax to 9.75 percent, from 8.75 percent for a period of five years.

The city says it needs the funds to maintain infrastructure.

An oversight committee will be formed to monitor the funds.

In other La Mirada related election news:

The Cerritos Community College District's school improvement bond, Measure G has passed by a wide margin receiving just under 70 percent of the vote (63,645 to 27,447). The district claims it needs the funds in order to continue meeting the existing needs and growing demands for expanded educational opportunities in the community. The bond will add $25 for every $100,000 of a home's assessed value and will be added to annual property tax bills for La Miradans. 

La Mirada's Noel Jaimes (R) appears to be going down in defeat in the 57th State Assembly race. Ian Calderon (D) of Hacienda Heights has captured a little over 63 percent of the vote (65,297 to 37,696).

Bidding for her sixth two-year term, Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Lakewood, defeated Benjamin Campos in the race for the new 38th Congressional District.

Sanchez will now serve in the new territory that was created by redistricting, that will include La Mirada, she formerly served in the 39th District that included La Mirada.

Sanchez received just under 68 percent of the vote, doubling up on Campos, 106,844 to 50,889.

In the 29th State Senate District, it appears to be too close to call. With all precincts reporting, Democrat Greg Diamond has 96 votes more than incumbent Senate Republican leader Bob Huff (18,000 to 17,904).



 
 

 

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