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Local measures

Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District, Measure V:

What it would do: Allow officials to borrow $46.2 million in construction bonds to build classrooms, a gymnasium and a media center, among other projects

Who supports it: Citizens in Support of Building Schools for Today and Tomorrow

Who opposes it: No organized opposition

What it needs to pass: 55% of the vote

Downey, Measure G

What it would do: Ease the current two-term limit on City Council members by allowing them to serve three terms of four years each; also allow former council members to run again after they have been out of office at least two years

Who supports it: Mayor Rick Trejo and Councilmen Kirk Cartozian and Mario A. Guerra

Who opposes it: Former Mayors Anne M. Bayer and Robert S. Brazelton, Citizens for Downey

What it needs to pass: Simple majority

Huntington Park, Measure B:

What it would do: Allow the city to continue collecting its telephone users tax but lower it from 7% to 6.5%

Who supports it: Mayor Elba Guerrero, Vice Mayor Mario Gomez and Police Chief Michael J. Trevis

Who opposes it: No organized opposition

What it needs to pass: Simple majority

Inglewood, Measure F:

What it would do: Ban the sale and use of fireworks within the city

Who supports it: Councilwoman Judy Dunlap, Parking and Traffic Commissioner Lynnette Lewis, Citizens Police Oversight Commissioner Nannette Marchand

Who opposes it: Retired Police Chief Ronald C. Banks; Olivia Patterson, immediate past president of the Inglewood Rotary Club; The Way The Church

What it needs to pass: Simple majority

Long Beach Community College District, Measure E:

What it would do: Allow the district to borrow $440 million in bonds to renovate science, nursing, police and firefighting classrooms, repair roofs and upgrade classroom technology

Who supports it: Former Gov. George Deukmejian, former Long Beach Mayor Beverly O'Neill and former Long Beach City Manager James C. Hankla.

Who opposes it: No organized opposition

What it needs to pass: 55% of the vote

Los Angeles, Proposition S:

What it would do: Allow the city to continue collecting a communications users tax but reduce it from 10% to 9%

Who supports it: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Police Chief William J. Bratton; Fire Chief Douglas Barry; the Los Angeles City Council; Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO; Los Angeles Police Protective League

Who opposes it: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn.

What it needs to pass: Simple majority

Pasadena, Measure D:

What it would do: Maintain an 8.28% tax on telephone services

Who supports it: Mayor Bill Bogaard, Pasadena Firefighters Assn., Police Chief Bernard Melekian

Who opposes it: Citizens for Responsible Government

What it needs to pass: Simple majority

Redondo Beach Unified School District, Measure C:

What it would do: Allow officials to borrow $145 million in construction bonds to modernize existing classrooms and improve computer and science labs and athletic facilities

Who supports it: Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce, the district Board of Education, former Councilman John Parsons

Who opposes it: No organized opposition

What it needs to pass: 55% of the vote

San Gabriel Unified School District, Measure A:

What it would do: Allow the district to borrow $65 million in bonds over 25 years to pay for new instructional technology, make safety enhancements and replace libraries, music rooms and other facilities

Who supports it: School board members Colleen T. Doan and Lee Freeman, San Gabriel Firefighters Assn.

Who opposes it: No organized opposition

What it needs to pass: 55% of the vote

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, Measure R:

What it would do: Replace two previously approved parcel taxes with a single measure to help cover such education costs as teachers, smaller classes, libraries and music and art programs. The cost would start at $346 per property and could be adjusted annually for inflation. Residents 65 and older who own and live in their homes would be exempt.

Who supports it: A broad cross-section of the two cities' civic and educational leaders, including the Chamber of Commerce, local PTAs, the teachers union, the Santa Monica police association and the mayors of Santa Monica and Malibu

Who opposes it: Former school board member Polly Benson-Brown, Concerned Homeowners of Santa Monica

What it needs to pass: Two-thirds of the vote

Source: Times staff reporting

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