LONG BEACH (CNS) - Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia was re-elected by a nearly 4-1 margin, according to results released today by the Office of the City Clerk.
With all 221 precincts reporting, Garcia had 79 percent of the votes cast in Tuesday's election to 21 percent for teacher and former social worker James Henry Conn.
Garcia joined the City Council in 2009 and was elected mayor in 2014. He is the city's first Latino mayor and its first openly gay mayor.
Culver City approved Measure A which establishes municipal tax rates for marijuana businesses in the city. The rates would range from 5 to 8 percent at medical marijuana businesses and from 6 to 10 percent at recreational marijuana retailers. Cultivation businesses would be taxed on a square-foot basis. The measure was approved 85 percent-15 percent.
Palos Verdes Estates voters approved Measure E, which will impose a parcel tax of $342 a year on every property in the city, plus 20 cents per square foot of building improvements on the properties.
The tax will generate about $5 million a year, with the funds earmarked for the city police department. Measure 3 was approved 71 percent-29 percent. It required approval of two-thirds of those casting ballots.