Elections 2022: Commercial cannabis, sales tax among LA County voters’ choices today

Voters in across Los Angeles County are heading to the polls today — Election Day — to decide myriad countywide and local measures.

The polls close at 8 p.m. and the initial returns from the LA County registrar, which will come about 8:45 p.m., will be composed entirely of vote-by-mail ballots that arrived before Election Day.

Check back here for updates on the results of each measure.

Below is a roundup of most — but not all — measures throughout LA County

Arcadia: Measure CA would amend the city’s charter to have voters elect councilmembers by district, align election dates with the state’s and make other election changes. Measure HT would increase the city’s transient occupancy tax, or hotel tax, from 10% to 12%. Measure SW would establish a 5% tax on sports wagering gross revenues.

Baldwin Park: Measure BP would add a 3/4-cent tax to the existing 9.5% tax on retail sales in the city. Measure CB would OK the sale and delivery of medical cannabis and cannabis products to those 18 and older, and recreational cannabis products to people 21 or older; and set taxes for such sales. Measure CN would allow candidates to only accept up to $750 from an individual or political action committee during an election campaign. Measure RM would change the mayor position from a directly elected to a rotating office starting in 2024. Measure TL would limit councilmembers and mayors to 12 years in office.

Bell Gardens: Measure AA would limit council members to three four-year terms in office.

Carson: Measure R would continue a 2% utility tax set to expire in 2023, providing money for 911 emergency response/public safety, natural disaster/public health emergency preparedness and other issues.

Cerritos Community College: Measure CC would authorize $425 million in bonds to repair, upgrade and replace instructional, training and support facilities, as well as make other improvements.

Claremont: Measure CT would establish a 4% to 7% tax on potential cannabis and hemp businesses’ gross retail sale receipts, if the city ever allows weed shops.

Commerce: Measure SL would remove the 12-year limit for councilmember service, but retain the ban against serving more than three full terms.

Compton: Measure ED would align election dates with the state’s and make other procedural changes for elections. Measure AM would reduce the number of required monthly regular council meetings from four to two.

Compton Unified School District: Measure AAA would authorize $350 million in bonds to fix deteriorating roofs, plumbing, heating, electrical, and other systems, a d make other improvements.

Downey: Measure D would increase the transient occupancy tax from 9% to 13%.

Downey Unified School District: Measure K would authorize $504 million in bonds to repair and improve neighborhood schools, improve school safety and security systems, and make other fixes.

Duarte: Measure J would establish a minimum wage of at least $25 per hour for health care workers starting in January 2024.

El Monte: Measure OT would raise the transient occupancy tax from 10% to 14%.

El Segundo: Measure BT would change various business taxes to different amounts based on the type and size of the company. Measure W would repeal the ban on commercial cannabis and allow marijuana retailers to apply for permits. Measure Y would create a tax in case cannabis businesses become legal either through Measure W or a later retail cannabis ordinance.

Hawthorne: Measure I would convert Hawthorne from a general law to charter city, which would provide more local authority.

Hermosa Beach: Measure B would establish a 3/4-cent sales tax, adding to the current 9.5% rate. Measure M would repeal the ban on cannabis businesses and allow up to two such storefronts. Measure T would enact a taxes on potential cannabis and hemp businesses. Measure U would repeal the city’s existing civil service system and enable the council to adopt an updated personnel/civil service ordinance.

Huntington Park: Measure PP would establish an overnight parking permit program on public streets.

Inglewood: Measure HC would establish a minimum wage of $25 per hour for certain employees of private health care facilities.

Los Angeles city: Measure LH would authorize public entities in the city to develop, build or buy up to 5,000 additional units of low-income rental housing in each council district. Measure SP would impose a .08 cent per square foot tax on improved parcels, reduced to a .02 cent tax in 30 years or upon completion of certain programs. Measure ULA would impose a 4% tax on property sales and transfers exceeding $5 million, and 5.5% on those $10 million or more.

LA Community College District: Measure LA would authorize $5.3 billion in bonds to repair and upgrade campuses, classrooms, water pipes and other infrastructure.

LA County: Measure C would legalize cannabis dispensaries in unincorporated L.A. County and impose taxes on the businesses. Measure A would amend the county’s charter to authorize the Board of Supervisors to remove a sitting elected sheriff.

Los Virgenes Unified School District: Measure S would authorize $340 million in bonds to upgrade classrooms, science labs, career-training facilities and instructional technology, and make other improvements.

Lynwood: Measure TR would establish a 5% to 10% tax on retail cannabis businesses.

Manhattan Beach: Measure MB would repeal the ban on commercial cannabis and allow three retailers in city limits. Measure V would readopt that ban.

Monrovia Unified School District: Measure MM would authorize a $75 million bond to repair and upgrade classrooms, and make other improvements.

Monterey Park: Measure MP would establish a 3/4-cent sales tax to help pay for 911 emergency response and other city services.

Paramount Unified School District: Measure P would limit board members to three four-year terms.

Pasadena: Measure L would continue a $41 per year parcel tax for single-family residences and condominium units for 15 years.

Pasadena Community College: Measure PCC would authorize $565 million in bonds to upgrade labs, instructional technology, classrooms and career-training facilities, and make other improvements.

Pico Rivera: Measure AB would update the city’s business license fee to protect small businesses and ensure businesses of all sizes pay their fair share. Measure F would limit councilmembers to three four-year terms; members could run again after four years out of office.

Pomona: Measure PO would create a police oversight commission that would be authorized to receive community complaints and concerns about police matters, and undertake other duties. Measure PE would create an ethics commission. Measure PI would create an independent citizens’ redistricting commission for city council districts. Measure PT would limit councilmembers and mayors to three consecutive terms. Measure PR require councilmembers to resign if they run for mayor and their terms run beyond when the mayoral term would begin. Measure PL would align local election dates with the state’s. Measure PC would change the city’s campaign finance and conflict of interest laws. Measure PG would update and clarify city policy on filling mayoral and council vacancies and other governmental rules. Measure PS would enact a special tax of 15 cents per gross square foot on industrial parcels.

San Marino: Measure Z would implement an annual special parcel tax of $10,000 on specified vacant commercial and residential properties.

Sierra Madre: Measure HR would change a land-use designation from “Institutional” to “Hillside Management” for the Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center.

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South El Monte: Measure CM would allow one cannabis retail business in town, increasing to up to three after one year, and set taxes. Measure X would allow five cannabis dispensaries, two cultivation facilities, one testing facility and two manufacturers/distributors, and se taxes.

South Gate: Measure PD would increase the business license tax and solid waste processing fees for Material Recovery Facilities to $500 plus $1.94 per ton.

South Pasadena: Measure LL would extend the library special tax, set to expire in 2024, until terminated by voters.

Wiseburn Unified School District: Measure EE would authorize $98 million in bonds to upgrade school security, emergency communications and fire safety systems, and make other improvements.

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