Nov 7 - 5:30 a.m. With 100 percent of Measure Y votes now counted, the Measure has passed by an overwhelming majority, 76.5 percent to 23. 4 percent. The finally tally was as follows:
- YES - 10,765
- NO - 3,295
12:20 a.m. Nov. 7: 15.3 percent of Measure Y votes now counted. 'Yes' 3386. 'No' 1032.
L.A. County Votes, Bay Area Counties Mostly Uncounted - 10:11 p.m: So far only mail-in ballots have been counted in L.A. County. No more Measure Y ballots yet.
8:24 p.m. With the first absentee votes counted, Measure Y 'Yes' votes 2310. 'No' 754.
8 p.m. Ballots now closed in California. We expect the first Measure Y votes (absentee ballots) to be up in the next 20-30 minutes. Stay tuned. We'll be updating the results throughout the night.
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Editor's note: We will be updating this page throughout Election Day and night with background information on Measure Y, the results and community reaction. Check this page for the latest information on Measure Y.
4 p.m. Voting discrepancies at La Ballona Elementary School and possibly other polling sites. Some voters say they did not receive a Measure Y ballot and therefore could not vote on the measure. Click here to read the full story.
12:15 p.m. Patch conducted an informal exit poll of 23 people leaving Culver City City Hall. All said they voted 'Yes' on Measure Y. We also took some video and photos. Click here to see it.
On July 16, 2012, the City Council agreed to hold a Special Municipal Election in conjunction with the Statewide General Presidential Election on Nov. 6. The special election will include a ballot for Measure Y – a proposal to implement a one half-cent local transactions and use tax (commonly known as the Sales Tax).
According to the City, the adoption of an ordinance to place Measure Y on the ballot was done – in part – for the following reasons:
To enhance the City of Culver City's ability to offset state budget cuts and provide essential City services to the residents of Culver City...
City Attorney Carol Schwab also wrote an impartial analysis of Measure Y that stated in part:
If the measure is approved by the voters, soem of the services and programs that may receive funding include: police, fire, senior services, streets, parks, recreation and other general City services.
Measure Y does have a sunset clause that will expire after 10 years.
Click here to read the article "Everything You Need to Know About Measure Y"