There are 74 local measures on the Nov. 5 ballots including 47 measures concerning bonds or taxes. Twelve measures ask for $790-plus million in bonds including a $394 million for a hospital in Marin and $374.6 million in eight school districts.
Twelve proposals would extend or increase local sales taxes, including the three-quarters cent general tax proposal in Stockton that is accompanied by an advisory measure for use in law enforcement and bankruptcy recovery. These are majority vote measures except two (Huron, Clearlake) that are attempting to garner two-thirds approval for 1 cent earmarked special taxes.
There are 13 parcel taxes including five to increase or extend school taxes and four for fire districts.