November 3rd Election Results - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Decision 2009

November 3rd Election Results

Unofficial Election Results

CITY OF LUBBOCK
PROPOSITION 1
Issuance of $43,085,000 obligation bonds for street improvements.
 FOR 64% 
 AGAINST 36% 

Precincts Reporting:

Final
PROPOSITION 2

Issuance of $7,500,000 obligation bonds for firefighting facilities and equipment.

 FOR 75% 
 AGAINST 25% 

Precincts Reporting:

Final
PROPOSITION 3
Issuance of $1,200,000 obligation bonds for water recreation facilities.
 FOR 41% 
 AGAINST 59% 

Precincts Reporting:

Final
PROPOSITION 4
Issuance of $9,000,000 obligation bonds for soccer facilities.
 FOR 42%
 AGAINST 58%

Precincts Reporting:

Final
TEXAS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
PROPOSITION 1
Authorizes financing methods for municipalities and counties to acquire buffer zones or open spaces next to military bases. The proposal could prevent encroachment next to the base and allow construction of roads, utilities and other infrastructure to promote the mission of a military base.
 FOR 55.21%
 AGAINST 44.78%

Precincts Reporting:

99%
PROPOSITION 2
Allows the Legislature to provide for ad valorem taxation of a residence homestead solely on the basis of the property's value as a residence, not at the potentially higher commercial use value.
 FOR 68.23%
 AGAINST 31.73%

Precincts Reporting:

99%
PROPOSITION 3
Provides for uniform standards and procedures for the appraisal of property for taxation. Texas lacks uniform standards, and proponents say this amendment would ensure that property in diverse parts of the state are valued using the same generally accepted practices.
 FOR 65.56%
 AGAINST 34.43%

Precincts Reporting:

99%
PROPOSITION 4
Establishes a national research university fund to help emerging research universities achieve national prominence as major research universities. Those pushing the proposal say it will provide funding similar to what elevated Texas A&M University and the University of Texas to Tier One status, providing jobs and stature or the state. Others question whether now is the time to spend such money.
 FOR 56.73%
 AGAINST

43.26%

Precincts Reporting:

99%
PROPOSITION 5
Permits the Texas Legislature to allow a single board of equalization for two or more adjoining appraisal entities. That means area appraisal boards can be consolidated if they choose.
 FOR 61.85%
 AGAINST 38.14%

Precincts Reporting:

99%
PROPOSITION 6
Authorizes the Veterans' Land Board to issue general obligation bonds in amounts equal to or less than amounts previously authorized. It would prevent the land board from continually having to seek legislative authorization.
 FOR 65.70%
 AGAINST 34.29%

Precincts Reporting:

99%
PROPOSITION 7
Allows an officer or enlisted member of the Texas State Guard or other state militia or military force to hold other civil offices. This would correct what some say is an oversight in the state constitution.
 FOR 73.09%
 AGAINST 26.90%

Precincts Reporting:

99%
PROPOSITION 8
Authorizes the state to contribute money, property and other resources to establish veterans hospital. It's designed to speed up efforts to open a federal Veterans Administration hospital in the Rio Grande Valley, where residents currently must travel to San Antonio to receive some VA hospital services.
 FOR 74.83%
 AGAINST 25.16%

Precincts Reporting:

99%
PROPOSITION 9
Protects the right of the public to access and use the public beaches bordering the seaward shore of the Gulf of Mexico. This would block private developers from restricting beach access to the public, but some say it could infringe on private property rights.
 FOR 76.93%
 AGAINST 23.06%

Precincts Reporting:

99%
PROPOSITION 10
Limits elected members of the governing boards of emergency services districts to terms no longer than four years.
 FOR 73.09%
 AGAINST 26.90%

Precincts Reporting:

99%
PROPOSITION 11
Prohibits governments from taking private property for private economic development to increase a tax base. It also limits the Legislature's power to grant eminent domain authority to a governmental entity.
 FOR 81.02%
 AGAINST 18.97%

Precincts Reporting:

99%
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