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Live News Update!!: Elections 2018: California General Election 2018: Local and Statewide Voting Results.

Live News Update!!: Elections 2018: California General Election 2018: Local and Statewide Voting Results.

ZachNews has the latest local and statewide voting results from the California General Election 2018 held on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018.

** Voting Results: California General Election 2018: **

**** Local Elections: Needles. California: ****

** Latest Voting Results Update: **

As of 3:23pm PT on Friday, November 9th, 2018

** Next Voting Results Update: **

At 4:00pm PT on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

  • Needles City Mayor:

2/2 100.00% Precincts Reported
Vote Count — Percent
JEFF WILLIAMS: 580 — 100.00%
Total: 580 — 100.00%

** Jeff Williams — Running Unopposed for Needles City Mayor: **

 

 

  • Needles City Council:

2/2 100.00% Precincts Reported
Vote Count — Percent
ZACHERY LONGACRE: 370 — 18.55%
EDWARD T. PAGET: 519 — 26.02%
TIMOTHY TERRAL: 390 — 19.55%
LOUISE EVANS: 374 — 18.75%
BARBARA L. BEARD: 342 — 17.14%
Total: 1,995 — 100.00%

** Five Candidates — Running for Three Needles City Council Seats: **

 

**** Statewide Elections: California: ****

** As of 4:00pm PT on Friday, November 9th, 2018: **

** Voting Results: Final: **

  • California Governor:
100.0%
Precincts Reporting
( 24,312 of 24,312 ) precincts partially

Candidate Votes
** Gavin Newsom
(Party Preference: DEM)
4,227,735
59.3%
John H. Cox
(Party Preference: REP)
2,896,411
40.7%

 

  • Lieutenant Governor:

100.0%
Precincts Reporting
( 24,312 of 24,312 ) precincts partially

Candidate Votes
Ed Hernandez
(Party Preference: DEM)
2,614,679
44.3%
** Eleni Kounalakis
(Party Preference: DEM)
3,291,408
55.7%

 

 

  • Secretary of State:

100.0%
Precincts Reporting
( 24,312 of 24,312 ) precincts partially

Candidate Votes
** Alex Padilla
(Party Preference: DEM)
4,333,888
61.7%
Mark P. Meuser
(Party Preference: REP)
2,691,757
38.3%

 

  • Controller:

100.0%
Precincts Reporting
( 24,312 of 24,312 ) precincts partially

Candidate Votes
** Betty T. Yee
(Party Preference: DEM)
4,404,698
62.9%
Konstantinos Roditis
(Party Preference: REP)
2,603,061
37.1%

 

 

  • Treasurer:

100.0%
Precincts Reporting
( 24,312 of 24,312 ) precincts partially

Candidate Votes
** Fiona Ma
(Party Preference: DEM)
4,273,754
61.2%
Greg Conlon
(Party Preference: REP)
2,713,348
38.8%

 

 

  • Attorney General:

100.0%
Precincts Reporting
( 24,312 of 24,312 ) precincts partially

Candidate Votes
** Xavier Becerra
(Party Preference: DEM)
4,259,636
60.7%
Steven C Bailey
(Party Preference: REP)
2,758,602
39.3%

 

 

  • Insurance Commissioner:

100.0%
Precincts Reporting
( 24,312 of 24,312 ) precincts partially

Candidate Votes
** Ricardo Lara
(Party Preference: DEM)
3,393,189
50.8%
Steve Poizner
(Party Preference: NPP)
3,287,452
49.2%

 

 

  • United States Senator:

100.0%
Precincts Reporting
( 24,312 of 24,312 ) precincts partially

Candidate Votes
Kevin De Leon
(Party Preference: DEM)
2,871,488
45.7%
** Dianne Feinstein
(Party Preference: DEM)
3,413,859
54.3%

 

 

  • United States Representative District 8:

100.0%
Precincts Reporting
( 1,298 of 1,298 ) precincts partially

Candidate Votes
** Paul Cook
(Party Preference: REP)
66,136
60.3%
Tim Donnelly
(Party Preference: REP)
43,589
39.7%

 

 

  • State Senator District 16:

100.0%
Precincts Reporting
( 1,012 of 1,012 ) precincts partially

Candidate Votes
Ruth Musser-Lopez
(Party Preference: DEM)
56,602
33.1%
** Shannon Grove
(Party Preference: REP)
114,173
66.9%

 

 

  • Member of the State Assembly District 33:

100.0%
Precincts Reporting
( 858 of 858 ) precincts partially

Candidate Votes
Socorro Cisneros
(Party Preference: DEM)
28,303
37.6%
** Jay Obernolte
(Party Preference: REP)
47,044
62.4%

 

 

**** Statewide Elections: Propositions In California: ****

** Voting Results: Final: **

100.0%
Precincts Reporting
( 24,312 of 24,312 ) precincts partially

  • California Proposition 1:
  • Authorizes Bonds to Fund Specified Housing Assistance Programs. Legislative Statute:

** Yes: 3,713,218 54.1%

No: 3,154,381 45.9%

 

  • California Proposition 2:
  • Authorizes Bonds to Fund Existing Housing Program for Individuals with Mental Illness. Legislative Statute:

** Yes: 4,216,221 61.1%

No: 2,680,442 38.9%

 

 

  • California Proposition 3:
  • Authorizes Bonds to Fund Projects for Water Supply and Quality, Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Water Conveyance, and Groundwater Sustainability and Storage. Initiative Statute:

Yes: 3,248,415 47.7%

** No: 3,568,010 52.3%

 

 

  • California Proposition 4:
  • Authorizes Bonds Funding Construction at Hospitals Providing Children’s Health Care. Initiative Statute:

** Yes: 4,175,910 60.6%

No: 2,718,855 39.4%

 

 

  • California Proposition 5:
  • Changes Requirements for Certain Property Owners to Transfer Their Property Tax Base to Replacement Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute:

Yes: 2,873,484 41.9%

** No: 3,979,530 58.1%

 

 

  • California Proposition 6:
  • Eliminates Certain Road Repair and Transportation Funding. Requires Certain Fuel Taxes and Vehicle Fees Be Approved by the Electorate. Initiative Constitutional Amendment:

Yes: 3,141,881 44.9%

** No: 3,857,819 55.1%

 

 

  • California Proposition 7:
  • Conforms California Daylight Saving Time to Federal Law. Allows Legislature to Change Daylight Saving Time Period. Legislative Statute:

** Yes: 4,098,868 59.9%

No: 2,740,645 40.1%

 

  • California Proposition 8:
  • Regulates Amounts Outpatient Kidney Dialysis Clinics Charge for Dialysis Treatment. Initiative Statute:

Yes: 2,660,633 38.4%

** No: 4,260,758 61.6%

 

 

  • California Proposition 9:
  • Three States Initiative:

**** On Wednesday, July 18th, 2018, Proposition 9 was removed from the ballot by order of the California Supreme Court. ****

 

 

  • California Proposition 10:
  • Expands Local Governments’ Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property. Initiative Statute:

Yes: 2,675,378 38.3%

** No: 4,310,298 61.7%

 

  • California Proposition 11:
  • Requires Private-Sector Emergency Ambulance Employees to Remain On-Call During Work Breaks. Eliminates Certain Employer Liability. Initiative Statute:

** Yes: 4,096,948 59.4%

No: 2,796,915 40.6%

 

  • California Proposition 12:
  • Establishes New Standards for Confinement of Specified Farm Animals; Bans Sale of Noncomplying Products. Initiative Statute:

** Yes: 4,202,724 61.0%

No: 2,688,382 39.0%

 

 

**** Voting Information Sources: ****

  • San Bernardino County Elections:

https://www.sbcounty.gov/rov/elections/results/20181106/default.html

  • California Secretary of State:

https://vote.sos.ca.gov/

**** Stay tuned to ZachNews overnight and throughout the week for the latest and updated local and statewide voting results from the California General Election 2018. ****

News Update!!: California: California’s Primary Election 2018 Voting Results.

News Update!!: California: California’s Primary Election 2018 Voting Results.

Here are the voting results for the California Primary Election on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018.

**** Election Results: ****

** As of 12:00am PT on Thursday, June 7th, 2018: **

** Party Abbreviates: **

DEM = Democratic REP = Republican GRN = Green Party

LIB = Libertarian PF = Peace and Freedom Party

NPP = Non Partisan Party

* = Incumbent

**************************************************************************

** California Governor’s Race: **

Akinyemi Agbede
(Party Preference: DEM)
5,611
0.1%
J. Bribiesca
(Party Preference: DEM)
10,012
0.2%
Thomas Jefferson Cares
(Party Preference: DEM)
5,525
0.1%
John Chiang
(Party Preference: DEM)
364,961
9.0%
Delaine Eastin
(Party Preference: DEM)
119,532
2.9%
Robert Davidson Griffis
(Party Preference: DEM)
6,876
0.2%
Albert Caesar Mezzetti
(Party Preference: DEM)
7,228
0.2%
Gavin Newsom
(Party Preference: DEM)
1,358,125
33.4%
Amanda Renteria
(Party Preference: DEM)
51,277
1.3%
Michael Shellenberger
(Party Preference: DEM)
17,638
0.4%
Klement Tinaj
(Party Preference: DEM)
3,060
0.1%
Antonio Villaraigosa
(Party Preference: DEM)
546,866
13.4%
Travis Allen
(Party Preference: REP)
395,036
9.7%
John H. Cox
(Party Preference: REP)
1,067,180
26.2%
Yvonne Girard
(Party Preference: REP)
13,891
0.3%
Peter Y Liu
(Party Preference: REP)
18,343
0.5%
Robert C. Newman, II
(Party Preference: REP)
28,911
0.7%
Christopher N. Carlson
(Party Preference: GRN)
4,305
0.1%
Josh Jones
(Party Preference: GRN)
8,622
0.2%
Zoltan Istvan
(Party Preference: LIB)
7,868
0.2%
Nickolas Wildstar
(Party Preference: LIB)
6,463
0.2%
Gloria Estela La Riva
(Party Preference: P&F)
10,548
0.3%
Shubham Goel
(Party Preference: NPP)
2,251
0.1%
Hakan “Hawk” Mikado
(Party Preference: NPP)
3,247
0.1%
Desmond Silveira
(Party Preference: NPP)
2,638
0.1%
Jeffrey Edward Taylor
(Party Preference: NPP)
2,443
0.1%
Johnny Wattenburg
(Party Preference: NPP)
3,066
0.1%

 

** California Lieutenant Gubernatorial Race: **

Jeff Bleich
(Party Preference: DEM)
358,815
9.3%
Cameron Gharabiklou
(Party Preference: DEM)
47,582
1.2%
Ed Hernandez
(Party Preference: DEM)
796,568
20.7%
Eleni Kounalakis
(Party Preference: DEM)
900,584
23.4%
David Fennell
(Party Preference: REP)
318,744
8.3%
Cole Harris
(Party Preference: REP)
704,575
18.3%
David R. Hernandez
(Party Preference: REP)
238,032
6.2%
Lydia Ortega
(Party Preference: REP)
253,046
6.6%
Tim Ferreira
(Party Preference: LIB)
56,983
1.5%
Gayle McLaughlin
(Party Preference: NPP)
138,130
3.6%
Danny Thomas
(Party Preference: NPP)
28,370
0.7%

 

** Secretary of State Race: **

Ruben Major
(Party Preference: DEM)
202,869
5.2%
* Alex Padilla
(Party Preference: DEM)
1,996,650
51.5%
Mark P. Meuser
(Party Preference: REP)
1,242,546
32.0%
Raul Rodriguez Jr
(Party Preference: REP)
206,066
5.3%
Michael Feinstein
(Party Preference: GRN)
77,784
2.0%
Erik Rydberg
(Party Preference: GRN)
27,332
0.7%
Gail K. Lightfoot
(Party Preference: LIB)
92,542
2.4%
C. T. Weber
(Party Preference: P&F)
34,963
0.9%

 

** United States Senate Race: **

Kevin De Leon
(Party Preference: DEM)
440,993
11.3%
Adrienne Nicole Edwards
(Party Preference: DEM)
32,457
0.8%
* Dianne Feinstein
(Party Preference: DEM)
1,714,036
43.8%
Pat Harris
(Party Preference: DEM)
73,400
1.9%
Alison Hartson
(Party Preference: DEM)
77,426
2.0%
David Hildebrand
(Party Preference: DEM)
17,665
0.5%
Herbert G. Peters
(Party Preference: DEM)
16,758
0.4%
Douglas Howard Pierce
(Party Preference: DEM)
25,624
0.7%
Gerald Plummer
(Party Preference: DEM)
11,463
0.3%
Donnie O. Turner
(Party Preference: DEM)
18,758
0.5%
Arun K. Bhumitra
(Party Preference: REP)
208,849
5.3%
James P Bradley
(Party Preference: REP)
343,894
8.8%
John “Jack” Crew
(Party Preference: REP)
59,264
1.5%
Erin Cruz
(Party Preference: REP)
158,822
4.1%
Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente
(Party Preference: REP)
85,897
2.2%
Jerry Joseph Laws
(Party Preference: REP)
43,815
1.1%
Patrick Little
(Party Preference: REP)
55,195
1.4%
Kevin Mottus
(Party Preference: REP)
54,323
1.4%
Mario Nabliba
(Party Preference: REP)
24,941
0.6%
Tom Palzer
(Party Preference: REP)
119,884
3.1%
Paul A Taylor
(Party Preference: REP)
199,716
5.1%
Derrick Michael Reid
(Party Preference: LIB)
33,970
0.9%
John Thompson Parker
(Party Preference: P&F)
12,606
0.3%
Colleen Shea Fernald
(Party Preference: NPP)
8,395
0.2%
Rash Bihari Ghosh
(Party Preference: NPP)
7,001
0.2%
Tim Gildersleeve
(Party Preference: NPP)
5,007
0.1%
Michael Fahmy Girgis
(Party Preference: NPP)
1,893
0.0%
Don J. Grundmann
(Party Preference: NPP)
8,913
0.2%
Jason M. Hanania
(Party Preference: NPP)
10,342
0.3%
David Moore
(Party Preference: NPP)
14,541
0.4%
Lee Olson
(Party Preference: NPP)
12,438
0.3%
Ling Ling Shi
(Party Preference: NPP)
14,289
0.4%

 

** California Attorney General Race: **

* Xavier Becerra
(Party Preference: DEM)
1,754,501
45.3%
Dave Jones
(Party Preference: DEM)
563,832
14.6%
Steven C Bailey
(Party Preference: REP)
980,492
25.3%
Eric Early
(Party Preference: REP)
575,874
14.9%

 

** California Controller Race: **

* Betty T. Yee
(Party Preference: DEM)
2,320,517
60.9%
Konstantinos Roditis
(Party Preference: REP)
1,334,970
35.0%
Mary Lou Finley
(Party Preference: P&F)
155,239
4.1%

 

** California Treasurer Race: **

Fiona Ma
(Party Preference: DEM)
1,651,994
43.2%
Vivek Viswanathan
(Party Preference: DEM)
488,345
12.8%
Greg Conlon
(Party Preference: REP)
841,080
22.0%
Jack M. Guerrero
(Party Preference: REP)
754,951
19.8%
Kevin Akin
(Party Preference: P&F)
85,511
2.2%

 

** California Insurance Commissioner Race: **

Ricardo Lara
(Party Preference: DEM)
1,495,345
40.6%
Asif Mahmood
(Party Preference: DEM)
478,768
13.0%
Nathalie Hrizi
(Party Preference: P&F)
187,271
5.1%
Steve Poizner
(Party Preference: NPP)
1,521,704
41.3%

 

** California Superintendent of Public Instruction Race: **

Steven Ireland 415,128
11.7%
Lily (Espinoza) Ploski 597,831
16.9%
Tony K. Thurmond 1,213,762
34.3%
Marshall Tuck 1,314,337
37.1%

 

**** Information Sources: ****

  • California Secretary of State:

https://vote.sos.ca.gov/

 

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** United States Representative California’s District 8 Race: **

Marjorie “Marge” Doyle
(Party Preference: DEM)
15,264
21.5%
Ronald J. ODonnell
(Party Preference: DEM)
3,343
4.7%
Rita Ramirez
(Party Preference: DEM)
6,845
9.7%
* Paul Cook
(Party Preference: REP)
29,403
41.5%
Tim Donnelly
(Party Preference: REP)
16,024
22.6%

 

** California State Senator District 16 Race: **

Ruth Musser-Lopez
(Party Preference: DEM)
28,552
28.2%
Shannon Grove
(Party Preference: REP)
60,735
59.9%
Gregory Tatum
(Party Preference: REP)
12,105
11.9%

 

** California State Assembly District 33 Race: **

Socorro Cisneros
(Party Preference: DEM)
8,421
19.0%
Scott Markovich
(Party Preference: DEM)
6,721
15.1%
* Jay Obernolte
(Party Preference: REP)
29,233
65.9%

 

**** Information Sources: ****

  • California Secretary of State:

https://vote.sos.ca.gov/

 

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** California Ballot Measures (Propositions): **

Proposition 68:

Natural Resources Bond

Yes: 2,179,210 56.0%

No: 1,712,021 44.0%

Proposition 69:

Transportation Revenue: Restrictions and Limits

Yes: 3,134,568 80.4%

No: 764,814 19.6%

Proposition 70:

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Reserve Fund

Yes: 1,363,872 36.4%

No: 2,384,946 63.6%

Proposition 71:

Ballot Measures: Effective Date

Yes: 2,901,984 76.8%

No: 876,436 23.2%

Proposition 72:

Property Tax: New Construction: Rain-Capture

Yes: 3,196,128 83.3%

No: 641,359 16.7%

 

**** Information Sources: ****

  • California Secretary of State:

https://vote.sos.ca.gov/

 

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** San Bernardino County, California Election Races: **

Member, Board of Supervisors District 2:

MARC STEINORTH 17,691 47.45%
JANICE RUTHERFORD 19,591 52.55%
Total 37,282 100.00%

 

– Member, Board of Supervisors District 4:

CURT HAGMAN 15,049 53.05%
GLORIA NEGRETE MCLEOD 13,318 46.95%
Total 28,367 100.00%

 

Assessor / Recorder:

BOB DUTTON 136,316 100.00%
Total 136,316 100.00%

 

Auditor-Controller / Treasurer / Tax Collector:

OSCAR VALDEZ 75,841 48.74%
ENSEN MASON 79,747 51.26%
Total 155,588 100.00%

 

District Attorney:

JASON ANDERSON 84,918 52.98%
MICHAEL RAMOS 75,351 47.02%
Total 160,269 100.00%

 

Sheriff / Coroner / Public Administrator:

JOHN MCMAHON 140,471 100.00%
Total 140,471 100.00%

 

**** Information Sources: ****

  • Elections Office of San Bernardino County:

http://www.sbcounty.gov/rov/elections/results/20180605/default.html

 

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Sports Alert!!: Laughlin, NV: Final race winners from the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic.

Sports Alert!!: Laughlin, NV: Final race winners from the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic.

ZachNews has the final race winners from the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic, presented by Canidae and Tap It, held on Sunday, May 14th, 2017 in Laughlin, Nevada.

ZachNews has learned that #1570 Harly Letner and Youtheory Racing have taken the overall win at the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic.

His win earned Youtheory Racing its third consecutive Class 1500 win in 2017, with victories at the Parker 425, Mint 400, and this weekend’s 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic.

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

 

** Here are the latest racing results from the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic held on Sunday, May 14th, 2017: **

**** Race 1 Weekend Unofficial Results (Class 1700, 2700, 3700, 4700, 5000, 7100, 8100, Vintage): ****

**** Race 2 Weekend Unofficial Results (Class 1100, 2000, 2400, 3000, 6000, 7200): ****

**** Race 3 Weekend Unofficial Results (Class 1000, 1500, 6200): ****

**** Race 4 Weekend Unofficial Results (Class 6100-8000): ****

**** Race 5 Weekend Unofficial Results (Trick Trucks): ****

Great work and many thanks to all of the great organizers who helped put on the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic as well as to all of the volunteers who came out to help during the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez was at the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic in Laughlin, Nevada and will have lots of pictures as well as lots of videos near the off-road raceway coming soon.

** Information and pictures from the Best In The Desert Racing Association.  **

 

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News Update!!: ZachNews: Elections 2016: Voting Results: Presidential General Election 2016.

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News Update!!: ZachNews: Elections 2016: Voting Results: Presidential General Election 2016.

ZachNews has the voting results from the Presidential General Election 2016 held on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016.

** Voting Results: Presidential General Election 2016: Final: **

**** As of 1:20pm PT on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016: ****

** ( “>>>>” = Winners): **

 

**** President and Vice President: Nationwide Votes: ****

(Candidate(s) – Vote Count – Electoral)

– Hillary Clinton – President (Democratic) and Tim Kaine – Vice President:

59,462,301 – 228

>>>> Donald J. Trump – President (Republican, American Independent) and Michael R. Pence – Vice President:

59,272,991 – 279

** Source: NBC News: **

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/president

 

** For President and Vice President: California Votes Only: **

(Candidate(s) – Vote Count – Percent)

>>>> Hillary Clinton – President (Democratic) and Tim Kaine – Vice President:

5,481,885 – 61.5%

– Donald J. Trump – President (Republican, American Independent) and Michael R. Pence – Vice President:

2,965,704 – 33.2%

– Jill Stein – President (Green) and Ajamu Baraka – Vice President:

152,317 – 1.7%

– Gary Johnson – President (Libertarian) and Bill Weld – Vice President:

281,467 – 3.2%

– Gloria Estela La Riva – President (Peace and Freedom) and Dennis J. Banks – Vice President:

38,144 – 0.4%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

** Source: California Secretary of State: **

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/president/

 

** For United States Senator: Vote for One: **

(Candidate(s) – Vote Count – Percent)

>>>> Kamala D. Harris – Democratic (Attorney General of California):

4,861,261 – 62.5%

– Loretta L. Sanchez – Democratic (United States Congresswoman):

2,914,651 – 37.5%

 

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

** Source: California Secretary of State: **

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/us-senate/

 

** For United States Representative District 8: Vote for One: **

(Candidate(s) – Vote Count – Percent)

– Rita Ramirez – Democratic (Retired College Professor):

55,758 – 36.3%

>>>> Paul Cook – Republican (United States Representative):

97,852 – 63.7%

100.0% ( 997 of 997 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

** Source: California Secretary of State: **

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/us-rep/district/8/

 

** For Member of the State Assembly District 33: Vote for One: **

(Candidate(s) – Vote Count – Percent)

– Scott Markovich – Democratic (Contractor/School Trustee):

37,157 – 38.5%

>>>>Jay Obernolte – Republican (Assemblyman/Business Owner):

59,451 – 61.5%

 

100.0% ( 652 of 652 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

** Source: California Secretary of State: **

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/state-assembly/district/33/

 

** For Judge of the Superior Court, Office 24: Vote for One: **

(Candidate(s) – Vote Count – Percent)

– Susan Slater (Trial Attorney):

165,969 – 46.08%

>>>> Denise Trager Dvorak (Supervising District Attorney):

194,212 – 53.92%

1789/1789 100.00% Precincts Partially Reporting.

** Source: San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters: **

http://www.sbcounty.gov/rov/elections/Results/20161108/default.html

 

** For County of San Bernardino: Member, Board of Supervisors District 1: Vote for One: **

(Candidate(s) – Vote Count – Percent)

– Angela Valles (Director of Finance):

36,161 – 47.18%

>>>> Robert A. Lovingood (County Supervisor/Businessman):

40,488 – 52.82%

372/372 100.00% Precincts Partially Reporting.

** Source: San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters: **

http://www.sbcounty.gov/rov/elections/Results/20161108/default.html

 

** For Member, Governing Board Area 2, Needles Unified School District: Vote for No More Than Two: **

(Candidate(s) – Vote Count – Percent)

– Chad Donald Zamora:

225 – 10.94%

>>>> Christina Cameron-Otero (Tribal Education Director):

550 – 26.74%

– Steven Thomas (Business Owner):

448 – 21.78%

>>>> Marilyn H. Mathews (Retired Educator):

834 – 40.54%

21/21 100.00% Precincts Partially Reporting.

** Source: San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters: **

http://www.sbcounty.gov/rov/elections/Results/20161108/default.html

 

** For City of Needles: Mayor: Vote for One: **

(Candidate(s) – Vote Count – Percent)

>>>> Edward T. Paget (Incumbent):

827 – 100.00%

2/2 100.00% Precincts Partially Reporting.

** Source: San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters: **

http://www.sbcounty.gov/rov/elections/Results/20161108/default.html

 

** For City of Needles: Member, City Council: Vote for No More Than Three: **

(Candidate(s) – Vote Count – Percent)

– Linda J. Kidd (Retired Businesswoman):

291 – 11.36%

– John H. Wagner (Retired):

77 – 3.01%

– Tom Darcy (Incumbent):

228 – 8.90%

>>>> Clayton B. Hazlewood (Conductor):

354 – 13.82%

>>>> Shawn Gudmundson (Appointed Incumbent):

380 – 14.84%

– Timothy Terral (Cable Maintenance Technician):

192 – 7.50%

– Gerald “Jerry” Telles (Realtor/Engineer):

337 – 13.16%

– Ruth Musser-Lopez (Archaeologist/Businesswoman):

269 – 10.50%

>>>> Tona Belt (Registered Nurse):

433 – 16.91%

2/2 100.00% Precincts Partially Reporting.

** Source: San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters: **

http://www.sbcounty.gov/rov/elections/Results/20161108/default.html

 

****** Congratulations To All The Candidates That Won!! ******

 

**** State Measures: California: ****

These State Measures for California will affect the Needles, California area of San Bernardino County, California.

(Yes/No – Vote Count – Percent)

** For Proposition 51: **

School Bonds. Funding for K-12 School and Community College Facilities. Initiative Statute.

Authorizes $9 billion in general obligation bonds for new construction and modernization of K-12 public school facilities; charter schools and vocational education facilities; and California Community Colleges facilities. Fiscal Impact: State costs of about $17.6 billion to pay off both the principal ($9 billion) and interest ($8.6 billion) on the bonds. Payments of about $500 million per year for 35 years.

>>>> Yes: 4,663,319 – 54.0%

– No: 3,976,364 – 46.0%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/51/

 

** For Proposition 52: **

Medi-Cal Hospital Fee Program. Initiative Constitutional Amendment And Statute.

Extends indefinitely an existing statute that imposes fees on hospitals to fund Medi-Cal health care services, care for uninsured patients, and children’s health coverage. Fiscal Impact: Uncertain fiscal effect, ranging from relatively little impact to annual state General Fund savings of around $1 billion and increased funding for public hospitals in the low hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

>>>> Yes: 5,950,642 – 69.6%

– No: 2,599,764 – 30.4%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/52/

 

** For Proposition 53: **

Revenue Bonds. Statewide Voter Approval. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

Requires statewide voter approval before any revenue bonds can be issued or sold by the state for certain projects if the bond amount exceeds $2 billion. Fiscal Impact: State and local fiscal effects are unknown and would depend on which projects are affected by the measure and what actions government agencies and voters take in response to the measure’s voting requirement.

– Yes: 4,067,013 – 48.6%

>>>> No: 4,309,664 – 51.4%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/53/

 

** For Proposition 54: **

Legislature. Legislation And Proceedings. Initiative Constitutional Amendment And Statute.

Prohibits Legislature from passing any bill unless published on Internet for 72 hours before vote. Requires Legislature to record its proceedings and post on Internet. Authorizes use of recordings. Fiscal Impact: One-time costs of $1 million to $2 million and ongoing costs of about $1 million annually to record legislative meetings and make videos of those meetings available on the Internet.

>>>> Yes: 5,379,610 – 64.3%

– No: 2,987,230 – 35.7%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/54/

 

** For Proposition 55: **

Tax Extension To Fund Education And Healthcare. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

Extends by twelve years the temporary personal income tax increases enacted in 2012 on earnings over $250,000, with revenues allocated to K-12 schools, California Community Colleges, and, in certain years, healthcare. Fiscal Impact: Increased state revenues—$4 billion to $9 billion annually from 2019-2030—depending on economy and stock market. Increased funding for schools, community colleges, health care for low-income people, budget reserves, and debt payments.

>>>> Yes: 5,350,614 – 62.1%

– No: 3,264,342 – 37.9%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/55/

 

** For Proposition 56: **

Cigarette Tax To Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prevention, Research, And Law Enforcement. Initiative Constitutional Amendment And Statute.

Increases cigarette tax by $2.00 per pack, with equivalent increase on other tobacco products and electronic cigarettes containing nicotine. Fiscal Impact: Additional net state revenue of $1 billion to $1.4 billion in 2017-18, with potentially lower revenues in future years. Revenues would be used primarily to augment spending on health care for low-income Californians.

>>>> Yes: 5,551,236 – 62.9%

– No: 3,271,626 – 37.1%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/56/

 

** For Proposition 57: **

Criminal Sentences. Parole. Juvenile Criminal Proceedings And Sentencing. Initiative Constitutional Amendment And Statute.

Allows parole consideration for nonviolent felons. Authorizes sentence credits for rehabilitation, good behavior, and education. Provides juvenile court judge decides whether juvenile will be prosecuted as adult. Fiscal Impact: Net state savings likely in the tens of millions of dollars annually, depending on implementation. Net county costs of likely a few million dollars annually.

>>>> Yes: 5,501,627 – 63.6%

– No: 3,150,477 – 36.4%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/57/

 

** For Proposition 58: **

English Proficiency. Multilingual Education. Initiative Statute.

Preserves requirement that public schools ensure students obtain English language proficiency. Requires school districts to solicit parent/ community input in developing language acquisition programs. Requires instruction to ensure English acquisition as rapidly and effectively as possible. Authorizes school districts to establish dual-language immersion programs for both native and non-native English speakers. Fiscal Impact: No notable fiscal effect on school districts or state government.

>>>> Yes: 6,245,618 – 72.4%

– No: 2,376,075 – 27.6%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/58/

 

** For Proposition 59: **

Corporations. Political Spending. Federal Constitutional Protections. Legislative Advisory Question.

Asks whether California’s elected officials should use their authority to propose and ratify an amendment to the federal Constitution overturning the United States Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Citizens United ruled that laws placing certain limits on political spending by corporations and unions are unconstitutional. Fiscal Impact: No direct fiscal effect on state or local governments.

Shall California’s elected officials use all of their constitutional authority, including, but not limited to, proposing and ratifying one or more amendments to the United States Constitution, to overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010) 558 U.S. 310, and other applicable judicial precedents, to allow the full regulation or limitation of campaign contributions and spending, to ensure that all citizens, regardless of wealth, may express their views to one another, and to make clear that corporations should not have the same constitutional rights as human beings?

>>>> Yes: 4,292,992 – 52.3%

– No: 3,911,588 – 47.7%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/59/

 

** For Proposition 60: **

Adult Films. Condoms. Health Requirements. Initiative Statute.

Requires adult film performers to use condoms during filming of sexual intercourse. Requires producers to pay for performer vaccinations, testing, and medical examinations. Requires producers to post condom requirement at film sites. Fiscal Impact: Likely reduction of state and local tax revenues of several million dollars annually. Increased state spending that could exceed $1 million annually on regulation, partially offset by new fees.

– Yes: 3,888,895 – 46.1%

>>>> No: 4,553,833 – 53.9%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/60/

 

** For Proposition 61: **

State Prescription Drug Purchases. Pricing Standards. Initiative Statute.

Prohibits state from buying any prescription drug from a drug manufacturer at price over lowest price paid for the drug by United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Exempts managed care programs funded through MediCal. Fiscal Impact: Potential for state savings of an unknown amount depending on (1) how the measure’s implementation challenges are addressed and (2) the responses of drug manufacturers regarding the provision and pricing of their drugs.

– Yes: 3,933,084 – 46.3%

>>>> No: 4,570,245 – 53.7%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/61/

 

** For Proposition 62: **

Death Penalty. Initiative Statute.

Repeals death penalty and replaces it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole. Applies retroactively to existing death sentences. Increases the portion of life inmates’ wages that may be applied to victim restitution. Fiscal Impact: Net ongoing reduction in state and county criminal justice costs of around $150 million annually within a few years, although the impact could vary by tens of millions of dollars depending on various factors.

– Yes: 3,971,872 – 46.1%

>>>> No: 4,650,097 – 53.9%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/62/

 

** For Proposition 63: **

Firearms. Ammunition Sales. Initiative Statute.

Requires background check and Department of Justice authorization to purchase ammunition. Prohibits possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines. Establishes procedures for enforcing laws prohibiting firearm possession by specified persons. Requires Department of Justice’s participation in federal National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Fiscal Impact: Increased state and local court and law enforcement costs, potentially in the tens of millions of dollars annually, related to a new court process for removing firearms from prohibited persons after they are convicted.

>>>> Yes: 5,451,811 – 62.6%

– No: 3,252,821 – 37.4%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/63/

 

** For Proposition 64: **

Marijuana Legalization. Initiative Statute.

Legalizes marijuana under state law, for use by adults 21 or older. Imposes state taxes on sales and cultivation. Provides for industry licensing and establishes standards for marijuana products. Allows local regulation and taxation. Fiscal Impact: Additional tax revenues ranging from high hundreds of millions of dollars to over $1 billion annually, mostly dedicated to specific purposes. Reduced criminal justice costs of tens of millions of dollars annually.

>>>> Yes 4,957,215 56.0%

– No 3,889,080 44.0%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/64/

 

** For Proposition 65: **

Carryout Bags. Charges. Initiative Statute.

Redirects money collected by grocery and certain other retail stores through mandated sale of carryout bags. Requires stores to deposit bag sale proceeds into a special fund to support specified environmental projects. Fiscal Impact: Potential state revenue of several tens of millions of dollars annually under certain circumstances, with the monies used to support certain environmental programs.

– Yes: 3,825,163 – 44.7%

>>>> No: 4,739,312 – 55.3%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/65/

 

** For Proposition 66: **

Death Penalty. Procedures. Initiative Statute.

Changes procedures governing state court challenges to death sentences. Designates superior court for initial petitions and limits successive petitions. Requires appointed attorneys who take noncapital appeals to accept death penalty appeals. Exempts prison officials from existing regulation process for developing execution methods. Fiscal Impact: Unknown ongoing impact on state court costs for processing legal challenges to death sentences. Potential prison savings in the tens of millions of dollars annually.

>>>> Yes: 4,210,163 – 50.9%

– No: 4,058,667 – 49.1%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/66/

 

** For Proposition 67: **

Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags. Referendum.

A “Yes” vote approves, and a “No” vote rejects, a statute that prohibits grocery and other stores from providing customers single-use plastic or paper carryout bags but permits sale of recycled paper bags and reusable bags. Fiscal Impact: Relatively small fiscal effects on state and local governments, including a minor increase in state administrative costs and possible minor local government savings from reduced litter and waste management costs.

>>>> Yes: 4,474,493 – 52.0%

– No: 4,136,044 – 48.0%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/67/

 

** More Voting and Election Information: **

– For more information on ballot information and other voting results affecting San Bernardino County, California, please go to the following San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters website addresses:

https://www.sbcountyelections.com/

http://www.sbcounty.gov/rov/elections/Results/20161108/default.html

– For more information on ballot information and other voting results affecting California, please go to the following California Secretary of State website address:

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/

 

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**** Please remember everybody, no matter who wins or loses in Elections 2016, be respectful and do not cause trouble for no matter what, we all love the United States of America and we stand united together always in defense of those who fought for our freedoms; may we never lose that spirit, pride, and respect for what we stand united together for. We Are All Proud To Be An American. Thank you, party responsibly, and good luck everybody. ****

 

News Update!!: San Bernardino County, CA: Local Election Winners during the California Presidential Primary Election 2016.

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News Update!!: San Bernardino County, CA: Local Election Winners during the California Presidential Primary Election 2016.

There were some local elections held in San Bernardino County, California during the California Presidential Primary Election 2016 on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

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Here are the local election winners for San Bernardino County, California.

First District Map

** Picture from the County of San Bernardino: **

For San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors District 1, voting results from the San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters show Robert Lovingood received 18,281 (37.78%) of the votes over Angela Valles who received 12,281 (25.57%) of the votes.

San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors District 1 covers Adelanto, California; Apple Valley, California; Baker, California; Barstow, California; Hesperia, California; Needles, California; Trona, California; Victorville, California; and Vidal Junction, California.

Third District Map

** Picture from the County of San Bernardino: **

For San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors District 3, voting results from the San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters show James Ramos received 40,236 (65.03%) of the votes over Donna Munoz who received 21,633 (34.97%) of the votes.

San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors District 3 covers Big Bear Lake, California; Desert Heights, California; Johnson Valley, California; Landers, California; Lucerne Valley, California; Pioneertown, California; Twentynine Palms, California; and Yucca Valley, California.

Voting results from the San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters also show that Measure D received a “Yes” vote with 4,267 (75.56%) of the votes and Measure E received a “No” vote with 572 (61.31%) of the votes.

** Voting Results: ZachNews: **

https://zachnews.wordpress.com/2016/06/07/breaking-news-california-presidential-primary-election-2016-voting-results/

**** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. ****

 

News Update!!: California: Presidential Primary Election 2016 Winners.

ZachNews - California Presidential Primary Election 2016

News Update!!: California: Presidential Primary Election 2016 Winners.

The votes have been all counted and there’s a winner for the Democrats and Republicans in the California Presidential Primary Election 2016 held on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016.

According to the voting results from the Secretary of State of California, Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump are the winners in the California Presidential Primary Election 2016.

** Voting Results: ZachNews: **

https://zachnews.wordpress.com/2016/06/07/breaking-news-california-presidential-primary-election-2016-voting-results/

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** Picture from NBC News: **

Late Tuesday night, Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton spoke to a crowd of her supporters at a rally in Brooklyn, New York.

“Barriers can come down. Justice and equality can win, This campaign is about making sure there are no ceilings, no limits on any of us. This is our moment to come together,” said Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton.

Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton won 4 of the 6 states during the Presidential Primary Election 2016 well Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders won 2 of the 6 states.

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** Picture from NBC News: **

At a rally in Santa Monica, California, Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders also spoke to his supporters late Tuesday night thanking his supporters.

“If this campaign has proven anything, it has proven that millions of Americans who love this country are prepared to stand up and fight to make this country a much better place. Thank you all. The struggle continues,” said Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders.

Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders also told his supporters that he will continue the fight to win all the way to the primary in Washington, District of Columbia and will take the fight all the way to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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** Picture from NBC News: **

After his winnings in all 6 states late Tuesday, Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump spoke to his supporters and thanked his supporters at a rally at his golf courses in suburban New York City, New York.

“I understand the responsibility of carrying the mantle and I will never, ever let you down – too much work, too many people, blood, sweat and tears. I will make you proud of your party and our movement, and that’s what it is, is a movement,” said Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump.

According to the Associated Press, Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton crossed the 2,383 delegate count needed to clinch the Democratic nomination over Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders, and Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump crossed the 1,237 delegate count needed to clinch the Republican nomination

**** Delegate Counts: ****

– Democratic: (2,383 Needed to Win):

Hillary Clinton: 2,755

Bernie Sanders: 1,852

– Republican: (1,237 Needed to Win):

Donald Trump: 1,536

** Delegate count includes unpledged “super delegates” – who are party members free to back the candidate of their choice – who have told the Associated Press whom they’re supporting. **

(Delegate Counts: Source: Associated Press)

There were also winners in election race for the United States Senate held during the California Presidential Primary Election 2016 on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016.

According to the voting results from the Secretary of State of California, Kamala D. Harris (Party Preference: Democratic) has 2,051,048 (40.3%) and Loretta L. Sanchez (Party Preference: Democratic) has 943,002 (18.5%) for United States Senate.

There were a winner on a State Ballot Measure also held during the California Presidential Primary Election 2016 on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016.

According to the voting results from the Secretary of State of California, people voted “Yes” on Proposition 50 (Suspension of Legislators( with 3,756,183 (75.3%) voting Yes and 1,234,324 (24.7%) voting No.

** Voting Results: ZachNews: **

https://zachnews.wordpress.com/2016/06/07/breaking-news-california-presidential-primary-election-2016-voting-results/

There were also election races for United States House of Representatives, State Senate, and State Assembly for the San Bernardino County, California area as well as for San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors and Ballet Measures in 2 cities during the California Presidential Primary Election 2016 and ZachNews is collecting the final voting count results from those election races.

**** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. ****

 

Breaking News!!: California: Presidential Primary Election 2016 Voting Results.

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Breaking News!!: California: Presidential Primary Election 2016 Voting Results.

**** Here are the latest voting results from the California Presidential Primary Election 2016 being held on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016: ****

** Presidential Race: California Voting Results: **

**** As of 9:00pm PT on Thursday, June 9th, 2016: ****

Democratic Presidential Candidates:

** (Candidate: Percent – Votes): **

Hillary Clinton: 55.8% – 1,940,580

Roque De La Fuente: 0.2% – 5,780

Henry Hewes: 0.2% – 5,270

Keith Judd: 0.2% – 5,433

Bernie Sanders: 43.2% – 1,502,043

Michael Steinberg: 0.2% – 7,905

Willie Wilson: 0.3% – 8,709

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 100.0% ( 22,356 of 22,356 ): **

 

Republican Presidential Candidates:

** (Candidate: Percent – Votes): **

Ben Carson: 3.5% – 54,145

Ted Cruz: 9.2% – 144,125

Jim Gilmore: 0.7% – 11,101

John R. Kasich: 11.3% – 176,620

Donald Trump: 75.3% – 1,174,829

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 100.0% ( 22,356 of 22,356 ): **

(Voting Results: Source: Secretary of State of California)

 

**** Here are the latest United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, State Senate, State Assembly, and State Ballot Measures voting results from the California Presidential Primary Election 2016 being held on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016: ****

– United States Senate:

** (Candidate: Percent – Votes): **

President Cristina Grappo (Party Preference: DEM): 41,610 – 0.8%

Kamala D. Harris (Party Preference: DEM): 2,051,048 – 40.3%

Massie Munroe (Party Preference: DEM): 61,271 – 1.2%

Herbert G. Peters (Party Preference: DEM): 21,735 – 0.4%

Emory Rodgers (Party Preference: DEM): 19,982 – 0.4%

Loretta L. Sanchez (Party Preference: DEM): 943,002 – 18.5%

Steve Stokes (Party Preference: DEM): 105,568 – 2.1%

Greg Conlon (Party Preference: REP): 160,164 – 3.1%

Thomas G. Del Beccaro (Party Preference: REP): 213,946 – 4.2%

Von Hougo (Party Preference: REP): 41,832 – 0.8%

Don Krampe (Party Preference: REP): 49,572 – 1.0%

Jerry J. Laws (Party Preference: REP): 38,281 – 0.8%

Tom Palzer (Party Preference: REP): 65,518 – 1.3%

Karen Roseberry (Party Preference: REP): 74,845 – 1.5%

Duf Sundheim (Party Preference: REP): 406,964 – 8.0%

Ron Unz (Party Preference: REP): 64,698 – 1.3%

Jarrell Williamson (Party Preference: REP): 44,234 – 0.9%

Phil Wyman (Party Preference: REP): 246,623 – 4.9%

George C. Yang (Party Preference: REP): 77,826 – 1.5%

Pamela Elizondo (Party Preference: GRN): 59,097 – 1.2%

Mark Matthew Herd (Party Preference: LIB): 27,079 – 0.5%

Gail K. Lightfoot (Party Preference: LIB): 65,203 – 1.3%

John Thompson Parker (Party Preference: P&F): 22,374 – 0.4%

Mike Beitiks (Party Preference: NPP): 19,837 – 0.4%

Eleanor García (Party Preference: NPP): 42,305 – 0.8%

Tim Gildersleeve (Party Preference: NPP): 6,369-  0.1%

Clive Grey (Party Preference: NPP): 18,937 – 0.4%

Don J. Grundmann (Party Preference: NPP): 9,898 – 0.2%

Jason Hanania (Party Preference: NPP): 18,050 – 0.4%

Jason Kraus (Party Preference: NPP): 12,954 – 0.3%

Paul Merritt (Party Preference: NPP): 17,258 – 0.3%

Gar Myers (Party Preference: NPP): 5,802 – 0.1%

Ling Ling Shi (Party Preference: NPP): 22,969 – 0.5%

Scott A. Vineberg (Party Preference: NPP): 8,001 – 0.2%

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 100.0% ( 22,356 of 22,356 ): **

(Voting Results: Source: Secretary of State of California)

 

United States House of Representatives:

** District 8: ** “Close Contest”

Roger La Plante (Party Preference: DEM): 4,925 – 5.5%

John Pinkerton (Party Preference: DEM): 8,522 – 9.5%

Rita Ramirez (Party Preference: DEM): 19,124 – 21.4%

Paul Cook (Party Preference: REP): 38,740 – 43.4%

Tim Donnelly (Party Preference: REP): 18,039 – 20.2%

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 100.0% ( 986 of 986 ): **

(Voting Results: Source: Secretary of State of California)

 

** District 27: **

Judy Chu (Party Preference: DEM): 67,318 – 65.9%

Jack Orswell (Party Preference: REP): 29,057 – 28.4%

Tim Sweeney (Party Preference: NPP): 5,850 – 5.7%

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 100.0% ( 351 of 351 ): **

(Voting Results: Source: Secretary of State of California)

 

** District 31: **

Pete Aguilar (Party Preference: DEM): 34,721 – 43.3%

Kaisar Ahmed (Party Preference: DEM): 8,007 – 10.0%

Joe Baca (Party Preference: REP): 9,452 – 11.8%

Paul Chabot (Party Preference: REP): 19,088 – 23.8%

Sean Flynn (Party Preference: REP): 8,956 – 11.2%

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 100.0% ( 513 of 513 ): **

(Voting Results: Source: Secretary of State of California)

 

** District 35: **

Norma J. Torres (Party Preference: DEM): 45,049 – 74.6%

Tyler Fischella (Party Preference: REP): 15,361 – 25.4%

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 100.0% ( 310 of 310 ): **

(Voting Results: Source: Secretary of State of California)

 

** District 39: **

Brett Murdock (Party Preference: DEM): 39,434 – 39.2%

Ed Royce (Party Preference: REP): 61,281 – 60.8%

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 100.0% ( 397 of 397 ): **

(Voting Results: Source: Secretary of State of California)

 

State Senate:

** District 21: **

Johnathon Levar Ervin (Party Preference: DEM): 34,962 – 33.0%

Steve Hill (Party Preference: DEM): 12,047 – 11.4%

Star Moffatt (Party Preference: REP): 8,420 – 7.9%

Scott Wilk (Party Preference: REP): 50,616 – 47.7%

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 100.0% ( 476 of 476 ): **

(Voting Results: Source: Secretary of State of California)

 

** District 23: **

Ronald J. O’Donnell (Party Preference: DEM): 34,912 – 29.2%

Mark Westwood (Party Preference: DEM): 17,827 – 14.9%

Mike Morrell (Party Preference: REP): 66,855 – 55.9%

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 100.0% ( 924 of 924 ): **

(Voting Results: Source: Secretary of State of California)

 

** District 25: **

Chris Chahinian (Party Preference: DEM): 10,705 – 6.7%

Teddy Choi (Party Preference: DEM): 8,845 – 5.6%

Katherine Perez-Estolano (Party Preference: DEM): 22,049 – 13.8%

Anthony J. Portantino (Party Preference: DEM): 43,195 – 27.1%

Phlunte’ Riddle (Party Preference: DEM): 10,452 – 6.6%

Michael D. Antonovich (Party Preference: REP): 64,114 – 40.2%

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 100.0% ( 522 of 522 ): **

(Voting Results: Source: Secretary of State of California)

 

** District 29: **

Sukhee Kang (Party Preference: DEM): 30,667 – 26.1%

Josh Newman (Party Preference: DEM): 34,334 – 29.2%

Ling Ling Chang (Party Preference: REP): 52,611-  44.7%

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 100.0% ( 487 of 487 ): **

(Voting Results: Source: Secretary of State of California)

 

** State Assembly: **

** District 33: **

Scott Markovich (Party Preference: DEM): 20,262 – 38.4%

Jay Obernolte (Party Preference: REP): 32,479 – 61.6%

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 100.0% ( 648 of 648 ): **

(Voting Results: Source: Secretary of State of California)

 

** District 36: **

Steve Fox (Party Preference: DEM): 14,661 – 28.5%

Ollie M. McCaulley (Party Preference: DEM): 3,246 – 6.3%

Darren W. Parker (Party Preference: DEM): 7,711 – 15.0%

Tom Lackey (Party Preference: REP): 25,764 – 50.1%

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 100.0% ( 230 of 230 ): **

(Voting Results: Source: Secretary of State of California)

 

** District 40: **

Abigail Medina (Party Preference: DEM): 27,738 – 49.7%

Marc Steinorth (Party Preference: REP): 28,051 – 50.3%

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 100.0% ( 413 of 413 ): **

(Voting Results: Source: Secretary of State of California)

 

** District 41: **

Chris Holden (Party Preference: DEM): 49,044 – 59.3%

Casey C. Higgins (Party Preference: REP): 22,184 – 26.8%

Dan M. Taylor (Party Preference: REP): 6,582 – 8.0%

Alan S. Reynolds (Party Preference: NPP): 4,916 – 5.9%

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 100.0% ( 271 of 271 ): **

(Voting Results: Source: Secretary of State of California)

 

** District 42: **

Greg Rodriguez (Party Preference: DEM): 27,993 – 40.8%

Chad Mayes (Party Preference: REP): 35,597 – 51.9%

Jeff Hewitt (Party Preference: LIB): 4,938 – 7.2%

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 100.0% ( 311 of 311 ): **

(Voting Results: Source: Secretary of State of California)

 

** District 47: **

Cheryl R. Brown (Party Preference: DEM): 17,403 – 44.8%

Eloise Reyes (Party Preference: DEM): 13,214 – 34.0%

Aissa Chanel Sanchez (Party Preference: REP): 8,231 – 21.2%

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 100.0% ( 304 of 304 ): **

(Voting Results: Source: Secretary of State of California)

 

** District 52: **

Paul Vincent Avila (Party Preference: DEM): 13,277 – 35.6%

Freddie Rodriguez (Party Preference: DEM): 24,036 – 64.4%

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 100.0% ( 217 of 217 ): **

(Voting Results: Source: Secretary of State of California)

 

** District 55: ** “Close Contest”

Gregg D. Fritchle (Party Preference: DEM): 23,486 – 36.0%

Phillip Chen (Party Preference: REP): 14,081 – 21.6%

Ray Marquez (Party Preference: REP): 7,990 – 12.2%

Mike Spence (Party Preference: REP): 13,417 – 20.6%

Steven M. Tye (Party Preference: REP): 6,262 – 9.6%

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 100.0% ( 258 of 258 ): **

(Voting Results: Source: Secretary of State of California)

 

State Ballot Measures:

** Proposition 50: (Suspension of Legislators):

Yes: 3,756,975 – 75.3%

No: 1,234,537 – 24.7%

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 100.0% ( 22,356 of 22,356 ): **

(Voting Results: Source: Secretary of State of California)

 

**** Note: “Close Contest“: ****

According to the Secretary of State of California website, as election results come in, contests in which there is less than a 2 percent difference between first and second place for presidential candidates or between yes and no votes for ballot measures. Also, list all top-two primary contests in which there is less than a 2 percent difference between the second and third place candidates.

** Election results may change throughout the 30 day canvass period as vote by mail ballots, provisional ballots, and other ballots are tallied. **

 

**** Here are the latest voting results affecting San Bernardino County, California from the California Presidential Primary Election 2016 being held on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016: ****

Board of Supervisors District 1: 369/369 100.00%

(Candidates: Vote Count – Percent)

ROBERT A. LOVINGOOD: 18,281 – 37,78%

ANGELA VALLES: 12,281 – 25.57%

BILL HOLLAND: 5,238 – 10.83%

RICK ROELLE: 7,012 – 14,49%

PAUL RUSS: 5,481 – 11.33%

Total: 48,382 – 100.00%

Board of Supervisors District 3: 562/562 100.00%

(Candidates: Vote Count – Percent)

DONNA MUNOZ: 21,633 – 34.97%

JAMES C. RAMOS: 40,236 – 65.03%

Total: 61,869 – 100.00%

Measure D – City of Colton: 43/43 100.00%

(Vote Count – Percent)

YES: 4,267 – 75.56%

NO: 1,380 – 24.44%

Total: 5,647 – 100.00%

– Measure E – Morongo Valley CSD: 4/4 100.00%

(Vote Count – Percent)

YES: 361 – 38.69%

NO: 572 – 61.31%

Total: 933 – 100.00%

(Voting Results: Source: San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters)

 

**** The latest voting results from the Presidential Primary Election 2016 in Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Dakota, and New Mexico can be found at the following website addresses: ****

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– Montana Voting Results:

Democratic Presidential Candidates:

Bernie Sanders: 51% – 63,078

Hillary Clinton: 45% – 55,134

No Preference: 4% – 5,357

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 95% **

Republican Presidential Candidates:

Donald Trump: 74% – 113,842

Ted Cruz: 9% – 14,417

John Kasich: 7% – 10,595

No Preference: 5% – 7,277

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 94% **

(Voting Results: Source: NBC News)

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/primaries/MT

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– New Jersey Voting Results:

Democratic Presidential Candidates:

Hillary Clinton: 63% – 542,656

Bernie Sanders: 37% – 315,194

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 98% **

Republican Presidential Candidates:

Donald Trump: 81% – 350,784

John Kasich: 13% – 57,679

Ted Cruz: 6% – 26,743

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 92% **

(Voting Results: Source: NBC News)

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/primaries/NJ

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– New Mexico Voting Results:

Democratic Presidential Candidates:

Hillary Clinton: 52% – 110,506

Bernie Sanders: 49% – 104,006

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 98% **

Republican Presidential Candidates:

Donald Trump: 71% – 73,747

Ted Cruz: 13% – 13,836

John Kasich: 8% – 7,869

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 77% **

(Voting Results: Source: NBC News)

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/primaries/NM

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– North Dakota Voting Results:

Democratic Presidential Candidates:

Bernie Sanders: 64% – 253

Hillary Clinton: 26% – 101

Uncommitted: 10% – 40

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 100% **

(Voting Results: Source: NBC News)

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/primaries/ND

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– South Dakota Voting Results:

Democratic Presidential Candidates:

Hillary Clinton: 51% – 27,046

Bernie Sanders: 49% – 25,957

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 99% **

Republican Presidential Candidates:

Donald Trump: 67% – 44,862

Ted Cruz: 17% – 11,351

John Kasich: 16% – 10,659

** Precincts Partially Reporting: 99% **

(Voting Results: Source: NBC News)

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/primaries/SD

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Stay tuned to ZachNews for the final voting results from the Presidential Primary Election 2016 being held on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016.

 

Laughlin, NV: Last day of off-road racing at the Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic 2016.

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Laughlin, NV: Last day of off-road racing at the Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic 2016.

Last day of off-road racing at the Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic 2016 will be held on Sunday, May 8th, 2016 at the Event Park near the corner of Bruce Woodbury Drive and Thomas Edison Way in Laughlin, Nevada.

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** Here’s the Saturday’s Racing Results and Sunday’s Staging from the Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic 2016: **

– Laughlin Desert Classic: Day 1: Race 1:

http://bitd.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/LDCDay1-Race1-1.pdf

– Laughlin Desert Classic: Day 1: Race 2:

http://bitd.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/LDCDay1-Race2.pdf

– Laughlin Desert Classic: Day 1: Race 3:

http://bitd.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/LDCDay1-Race3.pdf

– Laughlin Desert Classic: Day 1: Race 4:

http://bitd.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/LDCDay1-Race4.pdf

– Laughlin Desert Classic: Day 1: Race 5:

http://bitd.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/LDCDay1-Race5.pdf

– Laughlin Desert Classic: Staging Sunday:

http://bitd.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/2016_LDC_Staging_Sunday.pdf

More off-road racing in the desert as well as an award presentation will be held on Sunday, May 8th, 2016.

** Event Schedule: **

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** Racing Map: **

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** Weather from the National Weather Service: **

– Saturday:

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11:00am PT. Partly sunny, high near 77*F. South wind 6 to 11 mph.

– Saturday Night:

Partly cloudy, low around 58*F. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light southeast after midnight.

– Sunday:

Mostly sunny, high near 82*F. Light and variable wind becoming south southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

– Sunday Night:

Partly cloudy, low around 61*F. Southeast wind 5 to 11 mph.

** Weather Radar from the National Weather Service: **

http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=ESX&product=NCR&overlay=11101111&loop=yes

** Traffic and Closures: **

Beware of possible traffic or closures along Needles Highway from Bruce Woodbury Drive to Highway 163. Motorists can use Casino Drive to get around the possible traffic or closures.

** More information at the following ZachNews on WordPress website address: **

https://zachnews.wordpress.com/2016/05/06/laughlin-nv-method-race-wheels-laughlin-desert-classic-2016/

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information, pictures, and videos regarding this news story. **

Needles, CA: Summary of what was discussed and voted on during the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting.

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Needles, CA: Summary of what was discussed and voted on during the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting.

A Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting was held on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

** Here is a summary of what was discussed and voted on during the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting: **

Please Note: More videos are still being loader at this moment and will be added to thi news story as soon as the videos are completed uploading.

**** Executive Session Agenda Items: ****

– Agenda Item #A: Conference with legal counsel regarding pending litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)(One Case: Trevor Arthur v. City of Needles et al.).

** Results: **

Needles City Attorney John Pinkney said that there was no reportable action taken.

– Agenda Item #B: Public Employee Performance Evaluation pursuant to Government Code Section 54957(b)(1) Position: City Clerk.

** Results: **

Needles City Attorney John Pinkney said that there was no reportable action taken.

 

**** Moment of Silence: ****

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A moment of silence was held in respect of Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams’ and Dan Williams’ father Jerry who passed away at 2:29pm PT on Monday, April 11th, 2016.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the William’s family for the passing of Jerry. **

**** Introductions: ****

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City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget introduced Mayor Pro Tem Paul Russ of Hesperia, California who is running for 1st District Supervisor of San Bernardino County, California.

**** Public Appearance: ****

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

– Former Needles City Council Member Terry Campbell discussed about a new art bench that will be placed at the Wayside Rest Stop Park.

Former Needles City Council Member Terry Campbell said that the new art bench was purchased by donations from the Route 66 California Historic Association and the Rodeo Association.

Former Needles City Council Member Terry Campbell also talked about a Clean Up Day event being held at the Wayside Rest Stop Park on Needles Highway, just north of Route 66 (National Trail Highway), in Needles, California.

The Clean Up Day event will start at 8:30am PT on Saturday, April 16th, 2016.

Come on down and help keep our community beautiful.

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

– Marilyn Matthews proposed the idea of a Route 66 Colorado River Walk in the area just east of Needles Highway near the Colorado River in Needles, California.

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Marilyn Matthews discussed the route of the Route 66 Colorado River Walk and how this would benefit the community. (More details coming up soon).

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

– Ruth Musser-Lopez praised the amazing volunteers of the community who work to make our community great, talked about wanting to put on a Route 66 Walk from Needles, California to Barstow, California, and welcomed members of the Needles City Council to come to a Democratic Candidates Meet and Greet.

The Democratic Candidates Meet and Greet is being held at 5:00pm PT on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 in the Needles Center at Palo Verde Community College located on the 700 block of West Broadway near E Street in Downtown Needles, California.

Ruth Musser-Lopez then discussed a recent arrest of a man in the community by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies for an alleged elder abuse incident.

Ruth Musser-Lopez expressed her disappointment with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and their press release regarding the arrest of 54 year of David Buckley of Downtown Needles, California for what the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said was for “Elder Abuse”.

** Source: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Press Release: **

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/sheriff/MediaCenter/SheriffPressReleases/PressReleasesfor2016/March/Needles-ElderAbuse.aspx

https://nixle.com/alert/5614851/

The press release was made public at 7:28am PT on Monday, March 28th, 2016 and refer to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Cody Bevan.

Ruth Musser-Lopez was sadden by how the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s press release announced some violations that she said are unproven, and didn’t say the word, “alleged” in the press release.

Ruth Musser-Lopez said that David Buckley was released 3 days later and that no changes were filed.

Ruth Musser-Lopez asked why would the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department do this to a citizen of our community.

At least 2 San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies were seen sitting in the back of the chamber as Ruth Musser-Lopez spoke to the public and to members of the Needles City Council.

Ruth Musser-Lopez said that this arrest happened came just 5 days after a Needles City Council Meeting in late March 2016 where David Buckley brought his complaint against Former Needles City Council Member Jim Lopez and Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson to the California Fair Political Practices Commission about what he alleged that they had not reported gifts or loads they had received from the City of Needles for utilities that were not paid for.

A posting about the incident titled, “My observations on the Needles incident” has been posted at the website iePolitics.

** Website: iePolitics: **

http://www.iepolitics.com/municipalities/city-of-needles/my-observations-on-the-needles-incident/

According to their Facebook page is a blog that discusses corruption in the wild, wild west of politics, and David Buckley has been known to the community for posting his writings on the community of Needles, California onto the website iePolitics, including about members of the Needles City Council (both former and present), Needles City Manager Rick Daniels, and members from the Needles Downtown Business Alliance and the Needles Chamber of Commerce.

**** Presentations: ****

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

– Agenda Item #1: Mayor Paget will present the 2016 Donate Life Proclamation to One Legacy Ambassador Mr. Dave Hollon.

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City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget presented the 2016 Donate Life Proclamation to One Legacy Ambassador Mr. Dave Hollon who then discussed about the program and how it helps people.

**** Public Hearing Agenda Items: ****

– Agenda Item #2: Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against amending the citation process in Needles Municipal Code Chapter 2A.

Ordinance No. 580-AC amending Needles Municipal Code Chapter 2A “Administrative Citations” to provide one (1) “Courtesy Citation” with no fine and one (1) “First Citation” with the applicable fine (1st Reading — Post).

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

** Agenda Item #2: Information from the City of Needles: **

Title:

Ordinance No. 580-AC An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Needles, California Amending Needles Municipal Code Chapter 2A “Administrative Citations” to Provide One (1) “Courtesy Citation” With No Fine And One (1) “First Citation” With the Applicable Fine.

– Background:

In accordance with the goals of the Code Enforcement Dept., to streamline processes to allow faster turn-around time for bringing properties into compliance with the city code and to become more cost efficient, the proposed Ordinance will amend the City’s current four-citation process into a two-citation process, before bringing a property to an administrative hearing. The current four-citation process allows for one “courtesy” citation, and then three citations that assign a fine for each violation of the city code. The new two-citation process will still provide the courtesy citation, and then one additional citation with the applicable fine(s), before bringing the matter to an administrative hearing. The proposed change will reduce the time involved in bringing a non-compliant property into compliance through an administrative hearing by approximately 6 months, with a substantial reduction in code enforcement expenses associated with photos, documentation, site postings, mailing, etc.

– Fiscal Impact:

Reduction of Expense to the Code Enforcement Dept. Budget.

– Environmental Impact:

N/A

– Recommended Action: Move to:

Approve Ordinance No. 580-AC Amending Needles Municipal Code Chapter 2A “Administrative Citations” to Provide One (1) “Courtesy Citation” with No Fine and One (1) “First Citation” with the Applicable Fine.

** Needles City Council Motion: **

Approve.

** Needles City Council Vote: **

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: No

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.: Yes

**** Recess Needles City Council and convene a joint meeting with the Needles Public Utility Authority: ****

**** Public Hearing Agenda Items: ****

– Agenda Item #3:

Part 1:

Part 2:

** Videos from ZachNews on YouTube: **

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against adopting increases in the rates for wastewater services.

Needles Public Utility Authority Action: Resolution No. 4-12-2016-NPUA approving rates for wastewater service effective May 1, 2016 and rescinding all prior resolutions relating to the establishment of Wastewater rates.

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

** Agenda Item #3: Information from the City of Needles: **

Title:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against a proposed increase in wastewater rates for wastewater service.

Background:

There are insufficient revenues to fully fund water and wastewater expenses, including debt, operations/maintenance, capital improvements, and a prudent reserve. In 1997 the City sold the utility assets to the newly created Needles Public Utility Authority (“NPUA”), which in turn created $65M in debt which is being paid back on a long term payment plan including revenue bonds sold in the public bond market. The $21M bond sale was predicated on the establishment of an independent rate setting body, the Board of Public Utilities (“Utility Board”) and the assurance that the utilities would be funded independently and adequately in order to assure the bond holders that they would be repaid over the 30 year period of the loan. Since then, costs have exceeded revenues and the water and wastewater utilities need additional revenue to meet bond requirements and fulfill the NPUA’s contractual, financial and regulatory fiduciary responsibilities.

In early 2014 the NPUA initiated a rate review beginning with a Cost of Services Analysis. The Utility Board then established a target revenue amount and developed a detailed rate structure to generate those funds. The proposed wastewater rate structure was included in Resolution No. 12-1-15-1 BPU (revised). The City Council acting as the NPUA Board of Commissioners received the Utility Board recommended rates and initiated the process required by the California Constitution. (Proposition 218, 1998)

Public notice was issued (mailed) on January 29, 2016, identifying the amount of the existing and proposed rates, the basis upon which the proposed rates were calculated, and the reason for the proposed rate increase, , and setting a time and place for a public hearing for the Utility Board and NPUA/City Council. The public hearing notice was published in the Needles Desert Star on February 17, 2016. Additionally staff conducted 8 community meetings and numerous meetings with individuals at which ratepayers could receive comprehensive information and determine the proposed rate impact to them and their property and fully understand the water and wastewater utilities and their funding needs. Approximately 100 ratepayers attended the community meetings, met with NPUA staff, or received a presentation of the proposed rates.

On March 15, 2016 the Utility Board conducted and concluded a duly noticed public hearing concerning the recommended rate increases and considered all written and oral comments presented. No majority protest to the recommended increases was presented under Proposition 218. At the close of the public hearing the Utility Board adopted Resolution No. 3-1516-1 BPU establishing rates for wastewater service, subject to approval by the NPUA and City Council.

Fiscal impact:

Additional revenues to the wastewater utility to fund expenses.

Environmental Impact:

N/A

Recommended Action:

Needles Public Utility Authority Action: Resolution No. 4-12-2016-NPUA approving rates for wastewater service effective May 1, 2016 and rescinding all prior resolutions relating to the establishment of wastewater rates.

Needles City Council Action: Resolution No. 2016-19 approving rates for wastewater service effective May 1, 2016 and rescinding all prior resolutions relating to the establishment of wastewater rates.

– Submitted By:

Rick Daniels, City Manager.

** Needles Public Utility Authority Motion: **

Approve.

** Needles Public Utility Authority Vote: **

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: No

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: No

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.: Yes

** Needles City Council Motion: **

Approve.

** Needles City Council Vote: **

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: No

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: No

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.: Yes

– Agenda Item #4:

Part 1:

Part 2:

** Videos from ZachNews on YouTube: **

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against adopting increases in the rates for water services.

Needles Public Utility Authority Action: Resolution No. 4-12-2016-1-NPUA approving rates for water service effective May 1, 2016 and rescinding all prior resolutions relating to the establishment of water rates.

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

**** Agenda Item #4: Information from the City of Needles: ****

Title:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against a proposed increase in water rates for water service.

Background:

There are insufficient revenues to fully fund water and wastewater expenses, including debt, operations/maintenance, capital improvements, and a prudent reserve. In 1997 the City sold the utility assets to the newly created Needles Public Utility Authority (“NPUA”), which in turn created $65M in debt which is being paid back on a long term payment plan including revenue bonds sold in the public bond market. The $21M bond sale was predicated on the establishment of an independent rate setting body, the Board of Public Utilities (“Utility Board”) and the assurance that the utilities would be funded independently and adequately in order to assure the bond holders that they would be repaid over the 30 year period of the loan. Since then, costs have exceeded revenues and the water and wastewater utilities need additional revenue to meet bond requirements and fulfill the NPUA’s contractual, financial and regulatory fiduciary responsibilities.

In early 2014, the NPUA initiated a rate review beginning with a Cost of Services Analysis. The Utility Board then established a target revenue amount and developed a detailed rate structure to generate those funds. The proposed water rate structure was included in Resolution No. 12-1-15 BPU (Revised). The City Council acting as the NPUA Board of Commissioners received the Utility Board recommended rates and initiated the process required by the California Constitution (Proposition 218, 1998).

Public notice was issued (mailed) on January 29, 2016, identifying the amount of the existing and proposed rates, the basis upon which the proposed rates were calculated, and the reason for the proposed rate increase, , and setting a time and place for public hearings for the Utility Board and NPUA/City Council. The public hearing notice was published in the Needles Desert Star on February 17, 2016. Additionally staff conducted 8 community meetings and numerous meetings with individuals at which ratepayers could receive comprehensive information and determine the proposed rate impact to them and their property and fully understand the water and wastewater utilities and their funding needs. Approximately 100 ratepayers attended the community meetings, met with NPUA staff, or received a presentation of the proposed rates.

On March 15, 2016, the Utility Board conducted and concluded a duly noticed public hearing concerning the recommended rate increases and considered all written and oral comments presented. No majority written protest to the recommended increases was presented under Proposition 218. At the close of the public hearing the Utility Board adopted Resolution No. 315-16-1 BPU establishing rates for wastewater service, subject to approval by the NPUA and City Council.

Fiscal Impact:

Additional revenues to the water utility to fund expenses.

Environmental Impact:

N/A

Recommended Action:

Needles Public Utility Authority Action: Resolution No. 4-12-2016-1-NPUA approving rates for water service effective May 1, 2016 and rescinding all prior resolutions relating to the establishment of water rates.

Needles City Council Action: Resolution No. 2016-20 approving rates for water service effective May 1, 2016 and rescinding all prior resolutions relating to the establishment of water rates.

– Submitted By:

Rick Daniels, City Manager.

** Needles Public Utility Authority Motion: **

Approve.

** Needles Public Utility Authority Vote: **

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: No

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: No

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.: Yes

** Needles City Council Motion: **

Approve.

** Needles City Council Vote: **

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: No

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: No

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.: Yes

– Agenda Item #5: Needles Public Utility Authority Action: Approve the minutes of October 13, 2015.

** Needles Public Utility Authority Motion: **

Approve.

** Needles Public Utility Authority Vote: **

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: No

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.: Yes

**** Consent Calendar Agenda Items: ****

All matters listed on the Consent Calendar are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion in the form listed. The Mayor or any member of the Needles City Council may pull an item from the Consent Calendar for discussion. Prior to Needles City Council action, a member of the public may address the Needles City Council on matters scheduled on the Consent Calendar. A 3 minute time limit per person applies. Recommended Action: Approve Items #6 through #14 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

(Action Needed Agenda Items)

– Agenda Item #6: Approve the warrants register through April 12, 2016.

– Agenda Item #7: Approve the minutes of August 11 and October 27, 2015.

– Agenda Item #8: Waive the reading and adopt Ordinance No. 577-AC amending the Needles Municipal Code Chapter 12 “Licenses” adding a new Section 12.68.2 “Long Term Residential Rental Property(ies) and amending miscellaneous sections in support of this new program (2nd Reading – Adopt).

– Agenda Item #9: Waive the reading and adopt Ordinance No. 578-AC amending the Needles Municipal Code Section 6–20 establishing a “Residential Rental Property Inspection Program” (2nd Reading — Adopt).

– Agenda Item #10: Waive the reading and adopt Ordinance No. 579-AC amending Needles Municipal Code Chapter 11 “Health and Sanitation” adding Section 11.9 “Abandoned Residential Property Registration”, requiring lenders to maintain homes they seize and register the abandoned properties with the City (2nd Reading – Adopt).

– Agenda Item #11: Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2016-22 approving Final Parcel Map No. 19526, subdividing 5.176 +/- acres into 4 parcels located near Needles Highway, north of Rainbo Beach RV Park and south of River Palms RV Park in the City of Needles, APN 0660-151-05.

**** Agenda Item #11: Information from the City of Needles: ****

– Title:

City Council Resolution No. 2016-22 A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Needles, California Approving Final Parcel Map No. 19526, known as Assessor’s Parcel No. 0660–151-05.

– Background:

City council approved Tentative Parcel Map No. 19526 on September 8, 2015, subject to conditions. The Planning Commission reviewed the project at the April 6, 2016 Planning Commission meeting, including the conditions that are required to be met prior to approval of the final parcel map, and concurred all conditions have been satisfied. The Planning Commission approved Resolution No. 04-06-2016 PC recommending approval by City Council of Final Parcel Map No. 19526.

– Public Notification:

N/A

– Fiscal Impact:

N/A

– Environmental impact:

N/A

– Recommended Action: Move to:

Approve Resolution No. 2016-22, approving Final Parcel Map No. 19526

– Prepared By:

Dan Williams, Building Official.

– Agenda Item #12: Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2016-21 rescinding Resolution No. 2016-9 and accepting the sale of surplus city owned property to Community Healthcare Partner Inc.; 5 acres located on Bailey Avenue between the Hospital and Senior Center, APN 0185-233-57.

**** Agenda Item #12: Information from the City of Needles: ****

– Title:

City Council Resolution No. 2016-21 A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Needles, California Rescinding City Council Resolution 2016-9 Accepting the purchase offer for Surplus City-Owned Property, Buyer: “Community Healthcare Partner Inc.”, known as Assessor’s Parcel No. 0185-233-57 and 0.7 Acres of City Owned Property, known as Assessor’s Parcel No. 0185-233-56.

– Background:

City Council Resolution 2012–40 declared a 5-acre parcel located along Bailey Ave, south of the hospital, known as Assessor’s Parcel No. 0185-233-57, to be surplus and directed that a Broker Price Opinion (BPO) be used to identify its market value, initially identified as $100,000, and reduced in 2015 to its current sales price of $50,000, based upon an updated BPO.

The City has received an offer from Community Healthcare Partner Inc. (CHP Inc.) in the amount of $50,000. The buyer initially indicated a desire to reconfigure the parcel so that it abutted with the existing parcel they currently own, as referenced in Resolution No. 2016-9, now being rescinded. Instead, the buyer wants to move forward in purchasing this parcel as is, and also purchase 0.7 acres of city-owned land, i.e. APN 0185-233-56, for $7,000, located between the hospital parcel and this parcel being purchased. The attached Resolution authorizes the City Council to accept the offer for the five acre parcel, also known as APN 0185-233-57, and the 0.7 acre parcel, also known as APN 0185-233-56. All expenses associated with any lot line adjustment/merger, etc. will be borne by the buyer.

– Fiscal Impact:

$57,000 additional funds for the restricted fund.

– Environmental Impact:

N/A

– Recommended Action:

Approve Resolution No. 2016-21 accepting the purchase offer submitted by Community Healthcare Partner Inc. for the 5-acre parcel of surplus city-owned property known as APN 0185-233-57 and the 0.7 acre parcel known as APN 0185-233-56.

– Submitted By:

Cindy Semione, Planning Dept.

– Agenda Item #13: Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2016-23 rescinding Resolution No. 2015-31 implementing a sales reduction program for the sale of city owned surplus properties when a construction permit is in place 18 months after the sale closing.

**** Agenda Item #13: Information from the City of Needles: ****

– Title:

City Council Resolution No. 2016–23 A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Needles, California Rescinding City Council Resolution 2015-31 Implementing a Sales Reduction Program for the Sale of City-Owned Surplus Property When a Construction Permit is in Place 18 Months After the Sales Closing.

– Background:

In support of the City Council goal for positive economic development, Resolution No. 2015-31 implemented a sales reduction program for the sale of city-owned property when a construction permit is in place 18 months after the sales closing, was approved.

Recently, the process for the sale of city-owned property has been amended, and Resolution No. 2015-31 is being rescinded.

– Fiscal Impact:

N/A

– Environmental Impact:

N/A

– Recommended Action:

Approve Resolution No. 2016-23 rescinding Resolution No. 2015-31 Implementing a Sales Reduction Program for the Sale of City-Owned Surplus Property when a Construction Permit is in Place 18 Months after the Sales Closing.

– Submitted By:

Cindy Semione, Planning Dept.

– Agenda Item #14: Authorize the Mayor to execute the System Conservation Implementation Agreement No. 15-XX 30-W096 (SCIA) between the Unites State Bureau of Reclamation and the City of Needles, CA for $505,000 of capital improvements at the Rivers Edge Golf Course.

**** Agenda Item #14: Information from the City of Needles: ****

– Title:

System Conservation Implementation Agreement (SCIA) between U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the City of Needles, CA to Implement a Pilot System Conservation Program at River’s Edge Golf Course.

– Background:

In December 2014 the City applied for water conservation grants from the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) for water re-use and irrigation system improvements, and turf removal at the golf course thus lessening the amount of area requiring watering. In early 2015 the City was notified that the City’s turf removal project was chosen for funding. Since that time the funding parties have developed the program details. The SCIA obligates the funding parties to provide $505,000 to the City to undertake the turf removal project as it proposed. 40 acres of turf will be removed and replaced with ground cover such as small gravel or colored clay. The second phase is to upgrade the golf course well with a variable speed pump to increase watering efficiency. Approximately 3460 acre-feet of water is expected to be saved over the ten year period of the project and will be retained in Lake Mead.

The project was identified in the Capital Improvement Program approved by the City Council. Final engineering design and preparation of bid specifications is underway with Council bid award expected in May for June–August construction.

– Fiscal Impact:

$505,000 of capital improvements will be undertaken which will result in less water use and an overall improvement to the golf course.

– Recommendation:

Authorize the Mayor to execute the agreement with BOR and the funding agencies.

– Submitted By:

City Manager Daniels.

** Needles City Council Motion: **

Approve agenda items #6 through #14, but pull for discussion agenda items #10 and #12.

** Needles City Council Vote: **

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: No

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: No

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.: Yes

– Regarding Agenda Item #10: A correction had to be discuss on agenda item #10.

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels informed members of the Needles City Council that in Section 11.92 Definitions; Owner of Record, it said “Riverside County Recorder’s Office” when it should have said, “San Bernardino County Recorder’s Office”.

After note of the correction, members of the Needles City Council voted to approve agenda item #10.

** Needles City Council Vote: **

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.: Yes

– Regarding Agenda Item #12: Both City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget, M.D. and Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D. excused themselves from this agenda item for conflict of interest because the Colorado River Medical Center was or is a source of income for them.

After Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams presided over the Needles City Council during this agenda item, reminding members of the Needles City Council voted to approved agenda item #10.

** Needles City Council Motion: **

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

**** Regular Agenda Items: ****

– Agenda Item #15: Resolution No. 2016-18 authorizing the city manager, or designee, access to summary criminal history information for employment, licensing or certification purposes and direct staff to process the application with the Department of Justice. (ACT)

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

**** Agenda Item #15: Information from the City of Needles: ****

– Title:

Department of Justice application for Live Scan Originating Agency Identifier (ORI) Number.

– Background:

The City Council adopted Ordinance No. 576-AC allowing for medical marijuana collectives, cultivation, manufacturing and testing facilities. Included in the Ordinance is the application process which requires a background check and Live Scan is the most cost effective way as it is the applicants responsible for all fees associated with Live Scan (approximately $79.00) payable to the facility providing the Live Scan service. Attached is the Department of Justice application for an OR number allowing the City Manager, or designee, to request Live Scan for the employees of the medical marijuana facilities.

– Fiscal Impact:

N/A

– Recommendation:

I Move to waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2016-18 authorizing the City Manager, or designee, access to summary criminal history information for employment, licensing or certification purposes and direct staff to process the application with the Department of Justice.

– Submitted By:

Dale Jones, City Clerk.

** Needles City Council Motion: **

Approve.

** Needles City Council Vote: **

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.: Yes

– Agenda Item #16: Ratify execution of the 2016-2017 Fire Services Contract with San Bernardino County Fire Department.

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

**** Agenda Item #16: Information from the City of Needles: ****

– Title:

2016–17 Fire Services Contract.

– Background:

The City has petitioned the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) for annexation into the San Bernardino County Fire District with a parcel tax overlay. One of the LAFCO requirements is to have a contract in place beyond the May 2016 expiration of the current contract until the annexation can occur. Because the amount was less than either of the last two years and that time was of the essence I notified the Council at your last meeting and signed the contract subject to Council ratification. Attached is the executed document.

2014 $671,404

2015 $612,451

2016 $605,414 (Proposed)

– Fiscal Impact:

Lower cost fire service.

– Recommendation:

Authorize the proposed Fire Services contract with San Bernardino County Fire Department.

– Fiscal Impact:

– Submitted By:

Rick Daniels, City Manager.

** Needles City Council Motion: **

Approve.

** Needles City Council Vote: **

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.: Yes

 

** Needles City Manager’s Report: **

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

– Needles City Manager Rick Daniels discussed a various of items, including what’s going on with the old Taco Bell property and the search for a new grocery store. (More details coming up soon).

 

**** You can view other City of Needles meetings agendas at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/Pages/Departments-Services/Boards/1-2015%20COUNCIL.html

For more information regarding the Needles City Council Meetings, please contact Dale Jones in the City Clerk’s Office at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 345.

 

 

 

News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Increases to the rates for water and wastewater services approved.

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News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Increases to the rates for water and wastewater services approved.

Members of the Needles Public Utility Authority and Needles City Council voted to approve increases to the rates for water and wastewater services in Needles, California.

The vote came after a public hearing regarding increases in the rates for water and wastewater services was held during the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

– Agenda Item #3:

Part 1:

Part 2:

** Videos from ZachNews on YouTube: **

Members of the Needles Public Utility Authority voted 5 to 2 to approve and members of the Needles City Council voted 4 to 2 to approve the proposed increase in wastewater rates for wastewater service.

** Needles Public Utility Authority Vote: **

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: No

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: No

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.: Yes

** Needles City Council Vote: **

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: No

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: No

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.: Yes

– Agenda Item #4:

Part 1:

Part 2:

** Videos from ZachNews on YouTube: **

Members of the Needles Public Utility Authority voted 5 to 2 to approve and Needles City Council voted 4 to 2 to approve the proposed increase in water rates for water service.

** Needles Public Utility Authority Vote: **

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: No

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: No

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.: Yes

** Needles City Council Vote: **

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: No

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: No

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.: Yes

****** Information for the City of Needles: ******

**** Agenda Item #3: Information from the City of Needles: Wastewater: ****

Title:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against a proposed increase in wastewater rates for wastewater service.

Background:

There are insufficient revenues to fully fund water and wastewater expenses, including debt, operations/maintenance, capital improvements, and a prudent reserve. In 1997 the City sold the utility assets to the newly created Needles Public Utility Authority (“NPUA”), which in turn created $65M in debt which is being paid back on a long term payment plan including revenue bonds sold in the public bond market. The $21M bond sale was predicated on the establishment of an independent rate setting body, the Board of Public Utilities (“Utility Board”) and the assurance that the utilities would be funded independently and adequately in order to assure the bond holders that they would be repaid over the 30 year period of the loan. Since then, costs have exceeded revenues and the water and wastewater utilities need additional revenue to meet bond requirements and fulfill the NPUA’s contractual, financial and regulatory fiduciary responsibilities.

In early 2014 the NPUA initiated a rate review beginning with a Cost of Services Analysis. The Utility Board then established a target revenue amount and developed a detailed rate structure to generate those funds. The proposed wastewater rate structure was included in Resolution No. 12-1-15-1 BPU (revised). The City Council acting as the NPUA Board of Commissioners received the Utility Board recommended rates and initiated the process required by the California Constitution. (Proposition 218, 1998)

Public notice was issued (mailed) on January 29, 2016, identifying the amount of the existing and proposed rates, the basis upon which the proposed rates were calculated, and the reason for the proposed rate increase, , and setting a time and place for a public hearing for the Utility Board and NPUA/City Council. The public hearing notice was published in the Needles Desert Star on February 17, 2016. Additionally staff conducted 8 community meetings and numerous meetings with individuals at which ratepayers could receive comprehensive information and determine the proposed rate impact to them and their property and fully understand the water and wastewater utilities and their funding needs. Approximately 100 ratepayers attended the community meetings, met with NPUA staff, or received a presentation of the proposed rates.

On March 15, 2016 the Utility Board conducted and concluded a duly noticed public hearing concerning the recommended rate increases and considered all written and oral comments presented. No majority protest to the recommended increases was presented under Proposition 218. At the close of the public hearing the Utility Board adopted Resolution No. 3-1516-1 BPU establishing rates for wastewater service, subject to approval by the NPUA and City Council.

Fiscal impact:

Additional revenues to the wastewater utility to fund expenses.

Environmental Impact:

N/A

Recommended Action:

Needles Public Utility Authority Action: Resolution No. 4-12-2016-NPUA approving rates for wastewater service effective May 1, 2016 and rescinding all prior resolutions relating to the establishment of wastewater rates.

Needles City Council Action: Resolution No. 2016-19 approving rates for wastewater service effective May 1, 2016 and rescinding all prior resolutions relating to the establishment of Wastewater rates.

– Submitted By:

Rick Daniels, City Manager.

**** Agenda Item #4: Information from the City of Needles: Water: ****

Title:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against a proposed increase in water rates for water service.

Background:

There are insufficient revenues to fully fund water and wastewater expenses, including debt, operations/maintenance, capital improvements, and a prudent reserve. In 1997 the City sold the utility assets to the newly created Needles Public Utility Authority (“NPUA”), which in turn created $65M in debt which is being paid back on a long term payment plan including revenue bonds sold in the public bond market. The $21M bond sale was predicated on the establishment of an independent rate setting body, the Board of Public Utilities (“Utility Board”) and the assurance that the utilities would be funded independently and adequately in order to assure the bond holders that they would be repaid over the 30 year period of the loan. Since then, costs have exceeded revenues and the water and wastewater utilities need additional revenue to meet bond requirements and fulfill the NPUA’s contractual, financial and regulatory fiduciary responsibilities.

In early 2014, the NPUA initiated a rate review beginning with a Cost of Services Analysis. The Utility Board then established a target revenue amount and developed a detailed rate structure to generate those funds. The proposed water rate structure was included in Resolution No. 12-1-15 BPU (Revised). The City Council acting as the NPUA Board of Commissioners received the Utility Board recommended rates and initiated the process required by the California Constitution (Proposition 218, 1998).

Public notice was issued (mailed) on January 29, 2016, identifying the amount of the existing and proposed rates, the basis upon which the proposed rates were calculated, and the reason for the proposed rate increase, , and setting a time and place for public hearings for the Utility Board and NPUA/City Council. The public hearing notice was published in the Needles Desert Star on February 17, 2016. Additionally staff conducted 8 community meetings and numerous meetings with individuals at which ratepayers could receive comprehensive information and determine the proposed rate impact to them and their property and fully understand the water and wastewater utilities and their funding needs. Approximately 100 ratepayers attended the community meetings, met with NPUA staff, or received a presentation of the proposed rates.

On March 15, 2016, the Utility Board conducted and concluded a duly noticed public hearing concerning the recommended rate increases and considered all written and oral comments presented. No majority written protest to the recommended increases was presented under Proposition 218. At the close of the public hearing the Utility Board adopted Resolution No. 315-16-1 BPU establishing rates for wastewater service, subject to approval by the NPUA and City Council.

Fiscal Impact:

Additional revenues to the water utility to fund expenses.

Environmental Impact:

N/A

Recommended Action:

Needles Public Utility Authority Action: Resolution No. 4-12-2016-1-NPUA approving rates for water service effective May 1, 2016 and rescinding all prior resolutions relating to the establishment of water rates.

Needles City Council Action: Resolution No. 2016-20 approving rates for water service effective May 1, 2016 and rescinding all prior resolutions relating to the establishment of water rates.

– Submitted By:

Rick Daniels, City Manager.

**** You can view other City of Needles meetings agendas at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/Pages/Departments-Services/Boards/1-2016%20CITY%20MEETINGS.html

For more information regarding the Needles City Council Meetings, please contact Dale Jones in the City Clerk’s Office at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 345.