WRAP-UP ON LOCAL PROPOSITIONS: POT SALES, TAX HIKES, CHARTER CITY STATUS AND MORE

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By Miriam Raftery

November 13, 2012 (San Diego) – In Colorado and Washington, voters decided it's high time to legalize recreational marijuana use. But locally, voters in Lemon Grove, Imperial Beach and Solana Beach defeated initiatives that would have allowed medical marijuana dispensaries.

Labor scored a win in Escondido, where a charter city ballot proposition was defeated by a 47.29% to 42.71% margin. Meanwhile in In Santee, a bastion of conservatism, voters approved raising transient occupancy taxes for hotel guests and campers from 6% to 10%, a move expected to generate $239,000 in revenues.  

At the request of Padre Dam, which operates Santee Lakes, guests staying over 30 days will be exempted from the Santee tax hike.

Votersalso  approved the majority of school bond measures  For a rundown on East County school bond measures, see . http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/11686

 For complete election returns in San Diego County, visit http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/voters/results/election.xml