Ballot questions, amendments, propositions, referendums - call them what you will, there sure were a lot of them, and according to voters and poll workers, they're what made the lines long and the voters' heads spin yesterday.
Question 1: Regarding casinos in the city, it was struck from the ballot.
Question 2: Should elected city officials be able to keep their city jobs while campaigning for another office?
THE ANSWER: No, by a margin of more than 10 percent .
Question 3: Should a youth commission be established to advise the mayor and City Council on issues affecting kids?
THE ANSWER: Yes, by a margin of more than 35 percent.
Question 4: Should the City Planning Commission include an architect, an urban planner, a traffic engineer, a land-use attorney and two community-group representatives who work with land-use issues?
THE ANSWER: Yes, by a margin of more than 62 percent.
Question 5: Should the City Planning Commission be given up to 45 more days to advise City Council on complicated development issues?
THE ANSWER: Yes, by a margin of more than 41 percent.
Question 6: Should a commission be established to rewrite the city's zoning code?
THE ANSWER: Yes, by a margin of more than 57 percent.
Question 7: Should the city urge the United States to make 2007 the year troops are redeployed out of harm's way in Iraq?
THE ANSWER: Yes, by a margin of more than 43 percent.
Question 8: Should the city borrow about $130 million to spend on transportation, buildings, recreation and community and economic development?
THE ANSWER: Yes, by a margin of more than 28 percent.
Question 9: Adds a provision stating that the citizens of Philadelphia urge the stopping of real-estate-tax assessment increases resulting from the Board of Revision of Taxes' switch to full valuation.
THE ANSWER: Yes, by a margin of more than 40 percent. *