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Election Information: Ballot Measure Information: Ballot Measure Archive Page


For complete information of City of Berkeley ballot measures, please click on the link in the date for each election.  This information includes the ballot question, text, City Attorney Impartial Analysis, Tax Rate Statements, and arguments for the measures.  For elections prior to 2002, please use Records Online. For school measures, contact the Berkeley Unified School District at (510) 644-4500 or www.berkeleyschools.net/contact-us/

November 3, 2020
Measure FF - Fire, Emergency Services and Wildfire Prevention Tax (Passed)
Measure GG - Tax on Transportation Network Company Trips (Passed)
Measure HH - Utility Users Tax
Measure II - Police Accountability Charter Amendment (Passed)
Measure JJ - Charter Amendment: Mayor and Council Compensation (Passed)
Measure KK - Charter Amendment: Administrative Provisions and City Attorney (Passed)
Measure LL - GANN Limit Spending Authority (Passed)
Measure MM - Rent Stabilization Ordinance (Passed)

Measure O - General Obligation Bond for Affordable Housing  (Passed)
Measure P - Transfer Tax Measure (Passed)
Measure Q - Amendments to the Rent Stabilization and Eviction for Good Cause Ordinance (Passed)
Measure R - Advisory Measure - Vision 2050 (Passed)
Measure T1 - Infrastructure and Facilities Bond (Passed)
Measure U1 - Rental Unit Business License Tax - City Sponsored (Passed)
Measure DD - Rental Unit Business License Tax - Initiative
Measure V1 - GANN Appropriation Limit (Passed)
Measure W1 - Citizens Redistricting Commission (Passed)
Measure X1 - Public Campaign Financing (Passed)
Measure Y1 - Youth Voting (Passed)
Measure Z1 - Low Income Housing Authorization (Passed)
Measure AA - Rent Board Ordinance (Passed)
Measure BB - Minimum Wage - City Sponsored
Measure CC - Minimum Wage - Initiative

School Measure
Measure E1 - Berkeley Public Schools Educational Excellence Act of 2016 (Passed)

 November 4, 2014 Election
Measure D - Impose a General Tax on Distributors of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (Passed)
Measure F - Increase the Existing Special Tax Supporting Parks Operations and Maintenance (Passed)
Measure O - Amendment to the Recall Provisions in Article IV of the Berkeley City Charter (Passed)
Measure P - Constitutional Amendment to Eliminate Corporate Personhood (Passed)
Measure Q - Advisory Initiative Measure Supporting Laws for Part-Time Work (Passed)
Measure R - Downtown Zoning Provisions and Civic Center Historic District Overlay Zone -Initiative
Measure S - Ordinance No. 7,320-N.S. City Council District Boundaries - Referendum

 November 6, 2012 Election
Measure M - General Obligation Bond for Streets and Related Watershed Improvements (Passed)
Measure N - General Obligation Bond for Pools and Associated Facilities
Measure O - Tax to Fund Operation and Maintenance of the New Warm Water and Willard Pools
Measure P - Gann Limit (Passed)
Measure Q - Utility Users Tax Amendments (Passed)
Measure R - Charter Amendment to Allow City Council to Adopt Decennial Redistricting Plan (Passed)
Measure S - Municipal Code Amendment to Prohibit Sitting on Sidewalks in Commercial Districts
Measure T - Amendments to the West Berkeley Plan and Zoning Ordinance
Measure U - Initiative Ordinance (Sunshine Ordinance)
Measure V - Initiative Ordinance (FACTS Initiative)

 November 2, 2010 Election
Measure R - Downtown Area Plan (Passed)
Measure S - Tax on Cannabis Businesses (Passed)
Measure T - Amendments to Medical Cannabis Regulations (Passed)

School Measures
Measure H - School Facilities Parcel Tax (Passed)
Measure I - School Facilities Bond (Passed)

 June 8, 2010 Election
Measure C - Berkeley Public Pools Bond

 November 4, 2008 Election
Measure FF - Library Bond (Passed)
Measure GG - Fire Protection and Emergency Response and Preparedness Tax (Passed)
Measure HH - GANN Limit Override Renewal (Passed)
Measure II - Redistricting Timelines – Charter Amendment (Passed)
Measure JJ - Resubmission of Measure R, Medical Cannabis Initiative Ordinance (Passed)
Measure KK - Requiring Voter Approval of Exclusive Transit-Only and HOV/Bus-Only Lanes - Initiative
Measure LL - Landmarks Preservation Ordinance (LPO) Referendum

 November 8, 2006 Election
Measure E - Rent Stabilization Board Vacancy -Charter Amendment (Passed)
Measure F - Gilman Street Playing Fields (Passed)
Measure G - Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Passed)
Measure H - Impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney (Passed)
Measure I - Amending Condominium Conversion Ordinance - Initiative
Measure J - Amending Landmarks Preservation and Demolition Permit Application Ordinances - Initiative

School Measure
Measure A - Berkeley Public Schools Educational Excellence Act of 2006 (Passed)

 November 2, 2004 Election
Measure H - Public Financing of Election Campaigns
Measure I - Date of Mayoral Elections (Passed)
Measure J - Utility Users Tax
Measure K - Real Property Transfer Tax for Youth Services
Measure L - Library Services Tax
Measure M - Emergency Medical Services Tax
Measure N - Gann Override (Passed)
Measure O - Rent Ceilings - Annual General Adjustments (Passed)
Measure P - Rent Stabilization and Eviction for Good Cause Ordinance (Passed)
Measure Q - Enforcement of State Prostitution Laws (Angel's Initiative)
Measure R - Patient's Access to Medical Cannabis Act of 2004
Measure S - Public Tree Act of 2004

School Measure
Measure B - Protecting Quality Education in Berkeley's Public Schools Act of 2004 (Passed)

 March 2, 2004 Election
Measure H - Charter Amendment - Runoff Elections (Passed)
Measure I - Charter Amendment - Instant Runoff Voting (Passed)
Measure J - Charter Amendment - Filing Fees/Signature-in-lieu (Passed)

 November 5, 2002 Election 
Measure I - Animal Shelter - New Facility - General Obligation Bond (Passed)
Measure J - Old City Hall - Retrofit for Seismic Safety and Accessibility - General Obligation Bond
Measure K - School Board Directors Compensation - Charter Amendment (Passed)
Measure L - Pedestrian Safety Improvement Tax
Measure M - Affordable Housing - Real Property Transfer Tax Increase of .5%
Measure N - Waterfront Development - Amount and Type of Development on Private Property (Passed)
Measure O - Restrict Sale of Brewed Coffee to Organic, Fair-Trade, or Shade-Grown Certified - Initiative
Measure P - Height of Buildings - Amend Zoning Ordinance to Regulate Heights - Citizen Initiative

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