LOCAL TAX ELECTIONS:
Local Governments Seeking Voter Approval of Huge Number of Tax Increases in November

When voters go to the polls November 4, they will decide the fate of a large number of school bonds, parcel taxes, sales taxes, utility users’ taxes and other measures that will impact their family budgets.

Despite the improving state economy that is increasing government revenue under existing tax rates, 53 jurisdictions are seeking sales tax increases, 40 are asking voters to approve parcel taxes, and school districts have placed 113 school bond measures on the ballot. If all of the school bonds are approved, taxpayers will have to repay more than $11.7 billion in new bond debt, plus interest.

While an overwhelming number of tax and bond measures have the support of local newspapers, as is historically the case, several of the measures on the November ballot have drawn opposition from newspaper editorial boards.

For example, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, which often supports tax increases, urged readers to reject Measure N, a utility users’ tax increase that the newspaper said would “fuel a growing chasm between richly funded public safety agencies and all other city services.” The newspaper said a previous ballot measure set a guarantee for police and fire spending that has hamstrung the city because the measure “didn’t account for an historic recession or the skyrocketing cost of retirement benefits.”

As is often the case, many local governments are using taxpayer-funded resources to campaign for tax measures. The Albany Unified School District’s website, for example, has a “news and announcements” section that describes a parcel tax measure as the “Preserve Funding for Albany Schools Act of 2014,” and states that “concerned parents, educators, and community members are joining together to support a replacement parcel tax.”

The table below summarizes the local tax and bond measures on the ballot in every county where such a measure will go before voters.

CalTax’s table of all 2014 local tax elections, including those decided earlier this year, is online at www.caltax.org/homepage/100314_ballot.html.

Type of Measure


County


Jurisdiction

Ballot Designation


Description

Vote Threshold

Bond

Los Angeles

City of Claremont

Measure W

Authorizes $135 million in water revenue bonds to pay for the acquisition of the Claremont Water System and incidental expenses.

2/3

Bond

Marin

Strawberry Recreation District

Measure T

Authorizes $3.5 million in bonds to finance the acquisition and construction of a new community building to replace the existing pool house.

2/3

Bond

San Francisco

City and County of San Francisco

Proposition A

Authorizes $500 million to pay for road improvements.

2/3

Bond

 

San Luis Obispo

 

City of Grover Beach

Measure K-14

Authorizes $48 million in bonds to fund road repair and maintenance.

2/3

Bond

Shasta

Cottonwood Fire Protection District

Measure D

Authorizes $4 million in bonds to construct a new fire station.

2/3

Bond, School

Alameda

 

Alameda Unified School District

Measure I

 

Authorizes $179.5 million in bonds to fund renovation of schools, including improving earthquake safety, school security, and school facilities.

55%

Bond, School

Alameda

Hayward Unified School District

Measure L

Authorizes $229 million in bonds to modernize, renovate, and replace classrooms and school facilities, update technology and science labs, improve disabled access, and install fire safety systems.

55%

Bond, School

Alameda

New Haven Unified School District

Measure M

 

Authorizes $125 million in bonds to fund school renovation and modernization projects, replacement of portable classrooms, upgrade safety and security, and upgrade athletic facilities.

55%

Bond, School

Colusa

Colusa Unified School District

Measure A

Authorizes $5.9 million in bonds to fund district schools.

55%

Bond, School

Contra Costa

John Swett Unified School District

Measure M

Authorizes $52 million in bonds to improve earthquake safety, increase student access to technology and science labs, improve educational facilities, complete High School renovations, and construct a new middle school.

55%

Bond, School

Contra Costa

Pittsburg Unified School District

Measure N

Authorizes $85 million in bonds to update computer technology, upgrade energy systems, reduce overcrowding, construct classrooms, replace roofs, plumbing, and heating systems, and improve fire alarms, security, and earthquake safety.

55%

Bond, School

El Dorado

Lake Tahoe Community College District

Measure F

Authorizes $55 million in bonds to upgrade classrooms, science labs, and facilities, and to expand access to courses, create a Public Safety Training Center, and modernize technology.

55%

Bond, School

El Dorado/
Placer

 

Tahoe-Truckee Unified School District Facilities District 2

Measure E

Authorizes $62 million in bonds to make repairs and upgrades to classrooms and school facilities.

55%

Bond, School

Fresno

 

Golden Plains Unified School District

 

Measure G

"Golden Plains Unified School District General Obligation Bond" - Awaiting more information.

 

55%

Bond, School

Fresno

 

Mendota Unified School District

Measure M

"Mendota Unified School District General Obligation Bond of 2014" - Awaiting more information.

55%

Bond, School

Fresno

Pine Ridge Elementary School District

Measure R

"Pine Ridge Elementary School Bond" - Awaiting more information

55%

Bond, School

Fresno/
Kings/ Monterey/ San Benito

West Hills Community College District

Measure T

 

Authorizes $20 million in bonds to increase student access to computers, upgrade educational software, and reduce borrowing costs.

55%

Bond, School

Humboldt

 

Eureka City School District

Measure S

Authorizes $49.75 million in bonds to make improvements and upgrades at district schools.

55%

Bond, School

Humboldt

Fortuna Elementary School District

Measure W

Authorizes $9 million in bonds to fund school improvements.

55%

Bond, School

Humboldt

Jacoby Creek Charter School District

Measure Y

Authorizes $2.5 million in bonds to fund school improvements.

55%

Bond, School

Humboldt/
Mendocino

 

Southern Humboldt Unified School District

Measure X

Authorizes $10 million in bonds to make repairs, modernize classrooms and school facilities, and improve access to technology.

55%

Bond, School

Imperial

McCabe Union Elementary School District

Measure H

Authorizes $7 million in bonds to fund school improvements.

55%

Bond, School

Kern

 

Mojave Unified School District

Measure C

Authorizes $8.1 million in bonds to fund school improvements.

55%

Bond, School

Kern

Southern Kern Unified School District

Measure D

Authorizes $28.4 million in bonds to fund school improvements.

55%

 

Bond, School

 

Kern

Arvin Union School District

 

Measure E

Authorizes $15 million in bonds to fund school improvements.

 

55%

 

Bond, School

Lake

Lakeport Unified School District

Measure T

Authorizes $17 million in bonds to modernize and upgrade school facilities.

 

55%

Bond, School

Los Angeles

ABC Unified School District

Measure AA

Authorizes $195.2 million in bonds to renovate classrooms, increase access to technology, expand facilities, and replace outdated heating and air conditioning systems.

55%

Bond, School

Los Angeles

Azusa Unified School District

Measure K

Authorizes $92 million in bonds to make health and safety improvements, replace leaky roofs, upgrade electrical systems, improve access to technology, and modernize school facilities.

55%

Bond, School

Los Angeles

Bassett Unified School District

Measure V

Authorizes $30 million in bonds to replace leaky roofs, improve access to technology, and modernize school facilities.

55%

Bond, School

Los Angeles

Compton Community College District

Measure C

Authorizes $100 million in bonds to update school facilities, improve student instruction, repair gas/sewer lines, improve technology and handicapped accessibility, and upgrade campus safety.

55%

Bond, School

Los Angeles

Downey Unified School District

Measure O

Authorizes $248 million in bonds to upgrade classrooms, improve education, repair old restrooms, and improve disabled access.

55%

 

Bond, School

 

Los Angeles

 

El Monte City School District

 

Measure M

 

Authorizes $78 million in bonds to upgrade technology, repair, acquire, and construct classrooms and facilities, and complete safety and energy-efficiency upgrades.

 

55%

Bond, School

Los Angeles

Hermosa Beach City School District

Measure Q

Authorizes $54 million in bonds to reopen a school, make safety, security, and health improvements, modernize and construct classrooms, and provide technology upgrades.

55%

 

Bond, School

 

Los Angeles

Los Nietos School District

Measure E

Authorizes $15 million in bonds to repair and update classrooms at the Ad S. Nelson, Aeolian, and Rancho Santa Gertrudes elementary schools, provide up-to-date technology, and renovate/construct school facilities.

 

55%

Bond, School

Los Angeles

Los Nietos School District

Measure N

Authorizes $13 million in bonds to improve Los Nietos Middle School, including updating technology, improving facilities, and renovating classrooms.

55%

Bond, School

Los Angeles

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District

Measure G

Authorizes $375 million in bonds to repair classrooms, upgrade school security, update technology, upgrade athletic facilities, and construct/acquire educational facilities.

55%

Bond, School

Los Angeles

Rosemead School District

Measure RS

Authorizes $30 million in bonds to repair classrooms, upgrade school security and fire safety, upgrade technology, and construct/acquire educational facilities.

55%

 

Bond, School

Los Angeles

Saugus Union School District

Measure EE

Authorizes $148 million in bonds to upgrade technology, science labs, and libraries, upgrade classrooms and school facilities, reduce energy and water use.

55%

Bond, School

Los Angeles

Torrance Unified School District

Measure T

Authorizes $144.3 million in bonds to upgrade classrooms and science labs, improve technology, make student safety and security improvements, provide emergency safety and disaster equipment, and renovate and build facilities.

55%

Bond, School

Los Angeles

Torrance Unified School District

Measure U

Authorizes $50 million in bonds to repair playgrounds and playfields to meet current health and safety standards.

55%

Bond, School

Los Angeles/ Orange

Fullerton Joint Union High School District

Measure I

Authorizes $175 million in bonds to upgrade classrooms and science labs, repair roofs and plumbing, and improve student safety and security.

55%

Bond, School

Los Angeles/ Orange

North Orange County Community College District

Measure J

Authorizes $574 million in bonds to upgrade nursing, science, technology, engineering, and math job training facilities, repair classrooms, update technology and electrical systems, ensure disabled access, and construct/ acquire facilities.

55%

Bond, School

Los Angeles/ San Bernardino

 

Snowline Joint Unified School District

 

Measure L

Authorizes $60 million in bonds to upgrade classrooms, science labs, and educational facilities, replace old portables, and acquire additional sites/equipment.

55%

Bond, School

Madera

Madera Unified School District

Measure G

Authorizes $70 million in bonds to construct a new high school, update career technical education, improve access to technology, and make health and safety improvements.

55%

Bond, School

Marin

Bolinas-Stinson Union School District

Measure B

Authorizes $9 million in bonds to improve student access to technology, make health and safety improvements, and modernize classrooms and school facilities.

55%

Bond, School

Marin

Dixie School District

Measure C

Authorizes $30 million in bonds to update classrooms and technology, upgrade wiring, improve campus security, and construct classrooms and facilities.

55%

Bond, School

Marin

Kentfield School District

Measure D

Authorizes $30 million in bonds to modernize, renovate, and construct classrooms, restrooms, and school facilities, increase access to technology, and make health and safety improvements.

55%

Bond, School

Marin/
Mendocino/Sonoma

Sonoma County Junior College District

Measure H

Authorizes $410 million in bonds to upgrade facilities, prepare students for careers/university transfer, attract faculty, improve access to technology, and make safety and earthquake upgrades.

55%

Bond, School

Mendocino

Laytonville Unified School District

Measure Q

Authorizes $5.5 million in bonds to repair and replace parts of the elementary school, install renewable energy upgrades, and improve access to technology.

55%

Bond, School

Merced

Gustine Unified School District

Measure P

Authorizes $14 million in bonds to modernize classrooms and school facilities, repair leaky roofs, increase access to technology, and improve athletic facilities.

55%

Bond, School

Monterey

 

Greenfield Union Elementary School District

Measure C

Authorizes $10 million in bonds to make repairs, modernize classrooms and school facilities, and improve access to technology.

 

55%

Bond, School

Monterey

 

Greenfield Union Elementary School District

Measure D

Authorizes $10 million in bonds to construct a multi-purpose classroom, library, and restrooms at Mary Chapa School, and update computers, and acquire land for a new school.

55%

Bond, School

Monterey

 

Pacific Grove Unified School District

Measure A

Authorizes $18 million in bonds to increase access to computers and technology, and significantly reduce borrowing costs.

55%

Bond, School

Monterey

 

Salinas Union High School District

Measure B

Authorizes $128 million in bonds to upgrade classrooms, science labs, career-training facilities, libraries, improve campus safety, and renovate/construct new classrooms.

55%

Bond, School

 

Monterey/
San Luis Obispo

 

San Luis Obispo County Community College District

Measure L-14

Authorizes $275 million in bonds to repair, construct, and acquire facilities, prepare students for universities/jobs, update classrooms, improve medical training, and upgrading technology.

55%

Bond, School

Napa/
Sonoma

Napa Valley Community College District

Measure E

Authorizes $198 million in bonds to upgrade technology, attract quality faculty, expand career training classrooms, and acquire and construct classrooms and school facilities.

55%

Bond, School

 

Nevada/ Placer

 

Tahoe-Truckee Unified School District Facilities District 1

Measure U

Authorizes $114 million in bonds to make repairs and upgrades to school facilities and classrooms.

55%

Bond, School

Orange

Anaheim Union High School District

Measure H

Authorizes $249 million in bonds to repair and upgrade classrooms and buildings, upgrading disabled access, upgrading infrastructure and utilities, and earthquake retrofitting.

55%

 

 

 

Bond, School

 

 

 

Orange

 

 

 

Orange Unified School District

 

 

 

Measure K

 

 

 

Authorizes $296 million in bonds to upgrade and construct classrooms and science labs, replace portable classrooms, upgrading safety and security, and retrofit buildings for earthquake safety.

 

 

 

55%

Bond, School

Placer

 

Western Placer
Unified School District

Measure A

Authorizes $60 million in bonds to construct a new high school, and make improvements to Lincoln High school.

55%

Bond, School

Riverside

 

Corona-Norco Unified School District

Measure GG

Authorizes $396 million in bonds to upgrade classrooms, labs, and technology, make repairs, and improve school safety and security.

55%

Bond, School

Riverside

 

Desert Sands Unified School District

Measure KK

Authorizes the issuance $225 million in bonds to upgrade classrooms, labs, and facilities, make repairs, and renovate/construct classrooms.

55%

 

Bond, School

 

Riverside

 

Jurupa Unified School District

 

Measure EE

Authorizes $144 million in bonds to upgrade technology, improve labs and facilities, make repairs, and improve school safety and security.

 

55%

Bond, School

Riverside

 

Murietta Valley Unified School District

Measure BB

Authorizes $98 million in bonds to upgrade classrooms, labs, and facilities, make repairs, and improve technology.

 

55%

Bond, School

Riverside

 

Moreno Valley Unified School District

Measure M

Authorizes $398 million in bonds to upgrade classrooms and facilities, make repairs, improve technology, and construct classrooms.

55%

Bond, School

Riverside

Mt. San Jacinto Community College District

Measure AA

Authorizes $295 million in bonds to expand college buildings and facilities, upgrade classrooms, labs, and technology, and construct/repair classrooms.

55%

 

Bond, School

 

Riverside/ San Bernardino

 

Palo Verde Community College District

Measure P

Authorizes $12.5 million in bonds to upgrade classrooms, improve facilities, and prepare students for universities and jobs.

 

55%

Bond, School

Sacramento

Folsom Cordova Unified School District

Measure G

 

Authorizes $195 million in bonds to upgrade technology, computer labs, and security systems, construct and repair classrooms, and replace portable classrooms.

55%

Bond, School

Sacramento

Natomas Unified School District

Measure J

Authorizes $129 million in bonds to increase school safety and security, improve accessibility for disabled students, upgrade classrooms and technology, and repair and construct school facilities.

 

55%

Bond, School

Sacramento

 

Robla School District

 

Measure K

Authorizes $29.8 million in bonds to increase access to technology, improve school safety and security, replace portable classrooms, and modernize classroom interiors.

 

55%

Bond, School

San Benito

Hollister School District

Measure M

Authorizes $28.5 million in bonds to upgrade schools, including improving school safety and security, updating technology, and constructing or equipping classrooms and facilities.

55%

Bond, School

 

San Bernardino

 

Central School District

Measure N

Authorizes $35 million in bonds to upgrade schools, make repairs, remove asbestos, and improve technology.

55%

Bond, School

San Bernardino

Hesperia Unified School District

Measure M

Authorizes $207 million in bonds to repair, renovate, and construct schools and facilities, make upgrades to career training facilities, upgrade fire safety, and remove asbestos and lead paint.

55%

Bond, School

San Diego

 

Cajon Valley Union School District

Measure C

Authorizes $20 million in bonds to increase student access to computers, upgrade educational software, and reduce borrowing costs.

55%

Bond, School

San Diego

 

Escondido Union School District

Measure E

Authorizes $182.1 million in bonds to fund district schools. Taxpayers will be taxed at a rate of $29 per $100,000 of assessed value of property, for 30 years.

55%

Bond, School

San Diego

Lakeside Union School District

Measure L

Authorizes $31 million in bonds to increase access to technology, upgrade labs and classrooms, and reduce borrowing costs.

55%

Bond, School

San Diego

Lemon Grove School District

Measure R

Authorizes $10 million in bonds to make repairs, modernize classrooms and school facilities, and improve access to technology.

 

55%

Bond, School

San Diego

National School District

Measure N

Authorizes $26.1 million in bonds to repair and rebuild classrooms and facilities, improve handicapped access, and increase access to technology.

55%

Bond, School

San Diego

Ramona Unified School District

Measure Q

Authorizes $40 million in bonds to modernize classrooms and facilities, make repairs, and pay off district loans.

55%

Bond, School

San Diego

 

Vallecitos School District

 

Measure O

Authorizes $2 million in bonds to improve classrooms and facilities, modernize technology, and make health and safety improvements.

 

55%

Bond, School

San Joaquin

 

Manteca Unified School District

Measure G

Authorizes $159 million in bonds to upgrade classrooms, make repairs, improve technology, remove asbestos and lead paint, and construct additional facilities.

55%

Bond, School

San Joaquin

Stockton Unified School District

Measure E

Authorizes $114 million in bonds to make repairs and upgrades to school facilities and classrooms.

55%

Bond, School

San Luis Obispo

Atascadero Unified School District

Measure B-14

Authorizes $58 million in bonds to modernize and expand educational facilities, improve access to computers, and construct a high school science, technology, engineering, and mathematics facility.

55%

Bond, School

San Luis Obispo

 

San Luis Coastal Unified School District

Measure D-14

Authorizes $177 million in bonds to construct/renovate classrooms, update career education programs, improve technology, and make health, safety, and energy-efficiency improvements.

55%

Bond, School

San Luis Obispo/ Santa Barbara

 

Santa Maria-Bonita School District

Measure T-14

Authorizes $45 million in bonds to fund safety renovations, repairs, and construction.

55%

Bond, School

San Mateo

Belmont-Redwood Shores School District

Measure I

Authorizes $48 million in bonds to add classrooms and science labs, update technology, and make repairs.

55%

Bond, School

San Mateo

 

Jefferson Union High School District

Measure J

Authorizes $133 million in bonds to make repairs, upgrade technology, and construct classrooms and facilities.

55%

Bond, School

San Mateo

 

San Mateo County Community College District

Measure H

Authorizes $388 million in bonds to modernize classrooms and labs, upgrade technology, improve disabled access and safety, and replace aging infrastructure.

55%

Bond, School

Santa Barbara

Carpinteria Unified School District

Measure U

Authorizes $90 million in bonds to repair classrooms and school facilities, remove asbestos and lead paint, upgrade wiring and technology, and construct additional classrooms.

55%

Bond, School

Santa Barbara

College School District

Measure Y

Authorizes $12 million in bonds to finance school facilities projects.

 

55%

Bond, School

Santa Barbara

 

Montecito Union School District

Measure Q

Authorizes $27.15 million in bonds to pay for deferred maintenance, improve handicap accessibility, install earthquake-proof windows, replace outdated plumbing and electrical systems, build a cafeteria, and construct a vehicle drop-off loop.

55%

Bond, School

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Community College District

Measure S

Authorizes $288 million in bonds to fund improvements at the district's three campuses.

55%

Bond, School

Santa Clara

 

Berryessa Union School District

Measure L

 

Authorizes $77 million in bonds in order upgrade school safety, maintain schools, and update technology.

55%

Bond, School

Santa Clara

 

East Side Union High School District

Measure I

Authorizes $113.2 million in bonds to increase student computer access, upgrade software, and implement statewide testing requirements.

55%

Bond, School

Santa Clara

Evergreen School District

Measure M

Authorizes $100 million in bonds to upgrade and construct classrooms and labs, make repairs, and increase school security.

55%

 

Bond, School

 

Santa Clara

 

Fremont Union High School District

 

Measure K

Authorizes $295 million in bonds to add and renovate classrooms. The tax rate is $21 per $100,000 of assessed value of property.

 

55%

 

Bond, School

 

Santa Clara

 

Los Altos School District

 

Measure N

Authorizes $150 million in bonds to expand and upgrade schools, update technology, and construct classrooms and facilities.

 

55%

 

Bond, School

 

Santa Clara

 

Oak Grove School District

 

Measure P

Authorizes $89.8 million in bonds to renovate, repair, acquire, construct, and modernize classrooms and facilities.

 

55%

Bond, School

Santa Clara

 

Santa Clara Unified School District

Measure H

Authorizes $419 million in bonds to make repairs, remove asbestos, upgrade classrooms, and attract quality teachers.

55%

Bond, School

Shasta

Columbia Elementary School District

Measure E

Authorizes $8.6 million in bonds to upgrade school facilities, make safety and security improvements, replace portable classrooms, and improve p.e. fields.

55%

Bond, School

Solano

Vacaville Unified School District

Measure A

Authorizes $194 million in bonds to perform renovations, increase access to technology, make security/safety improvements, and improve athletic facilities.

 

55%

Bond, School

Solano

 

Vallejo City Unified School District

Measure E

Authorizes $239 million in bonds to increase student safety, improve access to technology, upgrade and repair classrooms, and improve handicapped accessibility.

55%

Bond, School

Sonoma

Cinnabar Elementary School District

Measure J

Authorizes $2.5 million in bonds to modernize and renovate classrooms and facilities, make repairs, and improve p.e. fields and facilities.

55%

Bond, School

Sonoma

Oak Grove Union School District

Measure K

Authorizes $6 million in bonds to make health, safety, and handicapped accessibility improvements, modernize and renovate classrooms and facilities, and improve access to technology.

55%

Bond, School

Sonoma

Santa Rosa Elementary School District

Measure L

Authorizes $54 million in bonds to make repairs, update technology, make safety and security upgrades, and improve handicapped accessibility.

55%

Bond, School

Sonoma

Santa Rosa High School District

Measure I

Authorizes $175 million in bonds to upgrade classrooms and science labs, repair roofs and plumbing, and improve student safety and security.

55%

Bond, School

Siskiyou

Yreka Union High School District

Measure H

Authorizes $8 million in bonds to construct fine arts and gymnasium facilities, make renovations, and health and safety improvements at Yreka High.

55%

Bond, School

Sutter

East Nicolaus Unified School District

Measure W

Authorizes $4 million in bonds to repair roofs, modernize classrooms, restrooms, and school facilities, and make health and safety improvements.

55%

 

Bond, School

 

Sutter/Yolo

Woodland Joint Unified School District

 

Measure S

Authorizes $78 million in bonds to upgrade classrooms, libraries, science labs, and computer labs.

 

55%

Bond, School

Sutter/Yolo

Woodland Joint Unified School District

Measure T

Authorizes $19 million in bonds to fix pavement, provide shade shelters, upgrade irrigation systems, replace and repair playgrounds and p.e. facilities, and upgrade school security.

55%

 

Bond, School

 

Tulare

Farmersville Unified School District

Measure A

Authorizes $4.8 million in bonds to make health and safety improvements, increase student access to technology, and construct a new pool at Farmersville High.

55%

Bond, School

Tulare

Porterville Unified School District

Measure B

Authorizes $67 million in bonds to build permanent classrooms, replace outdated portables, and furnish and equip new classrooms.

55%

 

 

 

Bond, School

 

 

 

Tulare

 

 

Tipton Elementary School District

 

 

Measure C

 

 

Authorizes $3.3 million in bonds to increase access to technology, make health, safety, and energy efficiency improvements, and construct a multipurpose room.

 

 

55%

Bond, School

Ventura

Briggs Elementary School District

Measure K

Authorizes $4.5 million in bonds to provide new classrooms, make safety and security improvements, construct a new kitchen, and replace windows.

55%

Bond, School

Ventura

Conejo Valley Unified School District

Measure I

Authorizes $197 million in bonds to upgrade science/career training labs, update technology, make repairs, construct facilities, and improve safety and security.

55%

Bond, School

Ventura

Ojai Unified School District

Measure J

Authorizes $35 million in bonds to renovate and upgrade classrooms and facilities, upgrade plumbing, heating, and ventilation systems, and improve access to technology.

55%

Bond, School

Ventura

Rio School District

Measure G

Authorizes $38.5 million in bonds to modernize classrooms, increase access to technology, and upgrade electrical and plumbing systems.

55%

Bond, School

Yolo

Washington Unified School District

Measure V

Authorizes $49.8 million in bonds to reconstruct, renovate, and repair classrooms and school facilities, and improve access to technology.

55%

Business Tax

Contra Costa

City of Antioch

Measure O

Imposes a residential landlord business license tax based on the type and number of units, and confirms the existing gross receipts business license tax with an increased minimum tax, now $100, to fund general city services. The rate is $250 per dwelling unit for single-family units, and $150 per unit for attached multi-family units.

Majority

Business Tax

Sacramento

City of Isleton

Measure E

Imposes a 0.1% tax on "business revenues" to pay for general city services.

Majority

Business Tax

San Bernardino

City of Rialto

Measure U

Imposes a business license tax on businesses involved in the liquid fuel storage facilities industry ("tank farms"). The measure does not apply to retail gas stations. The tax rate is $1.00 per year per cubic foot of storage capacity.

Majority

Business Tax

Santa Barbara

City of Guadalupe

Measure W

Replaces the city's flat-rate "business license fee" with a tax of 0.05% of gross revenue.

Majority

Business Tax

Santa Clara

City of Milpitas

Measure E

Allows 1 gambling establishment to be permitted in the city, and requires the cardroom to pay a tax of 10.5% of gambling revenues.

Majority

Business Tax

Ventura

 

City of Port Hueneme

 

Measure M

Imposes a tax on contractors and others that do business at the Port of Hueneme and Naval Base Ventura County, and eliminates a tax on small home-based businesses.

Majority

Hotel Tax

Imperial

City of Imperial

Measure I

Increases the city's existing transient occupancy tax from 8% to 10%.

Majority

Hotel Tax

Mariposa

County of Mariposa

Measure K

Increases the county's existing tax on occupants of lodging for 30 consecutive calendar days or less from 10% to 11.25%.

Majority

Hotel Tax

Monterey

City of Marina

Measure E

Makes the temporary increase in the city's transient occupancy tax from 10% to 12% a permanent increase, to fund general city services.

Majority

Hotel Tax

Orange

City of Fountain Valley

Measure S

Increases the city's existing transient occupancy tax from 9% to 10% to fund general city services.

Majority

 

Hotel Tax

 

Orange

 

City of Tustin

 

Measure HH

Increases the city's existing transient occupancy tax from 6% to 10% to fund general city services.

Majority

Hotel Tax

Riverside

City of Blythe

Measure X

Increases the city's existing transient occupancy tax from 10% to 13% for 5 years.

Majority

Hotel Tax

Riverside

City of Indio

Measure O

Increases the city's existing transient occupancy tax to 13% to fund general city services.

Majority

Hotel Tax

Riverside

 

City of Palm Desert

Measure G

Increases the city's existing transient occupancy tax from 9% to 11%.

Majority

Hotel Tax

San Benito

County of San Benito

Measure I

Increases the tax on hotel rooms in unincorporated parts of the county from 8% to 12%.

Majority

Hotel Tax

San Benito

City of Hollister

Measure L

Increases the city's existing transient occupancy tax to 12%.

Majority

Hotel Tax

San Bernardino

City of Needles

Measure S

Increases the city's existing transient occupancy tax from 10% to 12% and updates the definition of "Commercial Establishments" for purposes of administering the tax.

Majority

Hotel Tax

Santa Barbara

County of Santa Barbara

Measure O

Increases the existing 10% hotel tax to 12.5% for the rental of any hotel room in unincorporated parts of the county to fund the county general fund

Majority

Hotel Tax

Santa Clara

City of Palo Alto

Measure B

Increases the city hotel/motel tax by 2% and extends the tax to apply to online bookings, to fund general city services.

Majority

Hotel Tax

Santa Cruz

City of Capitola

Measure M

Increases the city's existing 10% hotel tax to 11%.

Majority

 

Marijuana Tax

 

Orange

 

City of Santa Ana

 

Measure BB

Imposes an application fee to cover the cost of processing permits for marijuana collectives, and imposes a tax of 10% on gross receipts that will initially be imposed at a rate of 5%.

 

Majority

 

Marijuana Tax

 

Orange

 

City of Santa Ana

 

Measure CC

Imposes a business license tax of $20.00 for each $1,000 of gross receipts of marijuana sales by marijuana collectives, and establishes other guidelines for operation of marijuana collective businesses.

 

Majority

 

Marijuana Tax

 

Riverside

 

City of Blythe

 

Measure Z

Imposes a business license charge of $10,000 per year on medical cannabis businesses, and imposes a sales tax of 15% on all medical cannabis proceeds, as well as an additional tax of $10 per square-foot of cannabis cultivated.

 

Majority

Marijuana Tax

Riverside

City of Cathedral City

Measure N

Imposes a 15% tax on the proceeds of marijuana sales by collectives and dispensaries operating in the city, to fund general city services.

Majority

Marijuana Tax

Riverside

 

City of Desert Hot Springs

Measure HH

Imposes an annual tax of $25 per square-foot for the first 3,000 square feet, and then $10 per square-foot for the remaining space utilized in connection with the cultivation of marijuana for medical or recreational use to fund general city services.

 

Majority

 

Marijuana Tax

 

Riverside

 

City of Desert Hot Springs

 

Measure II

Imposes a 10% tax on the proceeds from the sale of marijuana for medical or casual/recreational use to fund general city services.

 

Majority

 

Marijuana Tax

 

San Diego

 

City of Encinitas

 

Measure F

Imposes a 2.5% sales tax on medical marijuana, reduced to 1% if a state tax on medical marijuana is adopted.

 

Majority

 

Marijuana Tax

 

San Diego

 

City of La Mesa

 

Measure J

Imposes a 2.5% sales tax on medical marijuana, reduced to 1% if a state tax on medical marijuana is adopted.

 

Majority

Marijuana Tax

Santa Cruz

City of Santa Cruz

Measure L

Imposes a 7% sales tax on medical marijuana to fund general city services. The tax is authorized to be increased up to 10% of gross sales.

 

Majority

Marijuana Tax

Santa Cruz

 

County of Santa Cruz

Measure K

Imposes a 7% sales tax on medical marijuana dispensaries, which may be increased up to 10% of gross sales.

 

Majority

Marijuana Tax

Shasta

 

City of Shasta Lake

Measure C

Imposes a 6% sales tax on medical marijuana dispensaries, which may be increased up to 10% of gross receipts.

Majority

Mining Tax

Riverside

City of Banning

Measure J

Imposes a tax on all mining operations within city limits at a rate of $0.80 per ton of excavated and processed rock material.

Majority

Miscellaneous

Alameda

City of Berkeley

Measure F

Increases the city's existing parks maintenance tax, from $0.1256 per-square foot to $0.1466 per-square foot and adds an inflation factor.

2/3

Miscellaneous

Alameda

City of Emeryville

Measure U

Adopts the City of Emeryville Charter, establishing Emeryville as a charter city with the ability to adopt a local real property transfer tax (See Measure V).

Majority

Miscellaneous

Alameda

City of Oakland

Measure FF

Increases the minimum wage to $12.25 per hour, and requires employers to offer at least 5 days of sick leave to all employees, with larger businesses required to offer 9 days.

Majority

Miscellaneous

Humboldt

City of Eureka

Measure R

Increases the minimum wage to $12 per hour, with the exception of businesses with 25 or fewer employees.

Majority

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles

 

 

 

 

City of Santa Monica

 

 

 

 

Measure FS

 

 

 

Amends the city charter to establish a maximum annual registration fee for the Rent Control Board of $288 per controlled rental unit, and to limit the amount that landlords may pass through to tenants to 50% of the registration fee.

 

 

 

 

Majority

Miscellaneous

Los Angeles

City of Santa Monica

Measure HH

Advisory Vote only: If the proposed property transfer tax is approved (Measure H below), revenue from the tax shall be used to preserve, repair, renovate, and construct low-income housing in Santa Monica.

Majority

Miscellaneous

Monterey

City of King

Measure N

Advisory Vote only: If the proposed sales tax is approved (see measure M below), revenue from the tax shall be used as follows: 50% for public safety, 30% for money management, 10% for communication, and 10% for improving city appearance.

 

Majority

Miscellaneous

Nevada

Penn Valley Fire District

 

Measure T

Renews the district's existing authorization to exceed Proposition 4 tax revenue spending limits through 2017-18.

 

Majority

Miscellaneous

Orange

County of Orange

Measure E

 

Amends the Orange County Campaign Reform Ordinance to authorize Orange County and the FPPC to enter into an agreement for the FPPC to be the civil prosecutor of the ordinance.

Majority

Miscellaneous

Placer

County of Placer

Measure B

Limits the Board of Supervisors salary to no more than the average salary of county supervisors in the neighboring counties of El Dorado, Nevada, and Sacramento.

Majority

Miscellaneous

Riverside

City of Blythe

Measure Y

Advisory Vote only: If the hotel tax increase is approved (Measure X above), revenue will be used to fund road improvements and maintenance, fire and police departments, city promotion, community center and recreation center enhancements, and code enforcement.

Majority

Miscellaneous

Riverside

City of Palm Desert

Measure H

Advisory Vote only: If the hotel tax increase is approved (Measure G above), revenue will be used solely for promotional efforts including advertising, public relations, marking collateral development, and the city's tourism website and newsletter.

Majority

Miscellaneous

Sacramento

City of Sacramento

Measure L

Establishes a "strong-mayor" system of mayor-council governance for the city.

 

Majority

Miscellaneous

San Benito

County of San Benito

Measure J

Bans high-intensity petroleum operations (aka "fracking") throughout the county.

Majority

Miscellaneous

San Francisco

City and County of San Francisco

Proposition B

Amends the San Francisco charter to require the city to increase the base contribution to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), by a percentage equal to the city's annual population increase.

Majority

Miscellaneous

San Francisco

City and County of San Francisco

Proposition C

Increases the amount of property tax revenue dedicated to programs for children, and extends the programs for 25 years.

Majority

Miscellaneous

San Francisco

City and County of San Francisco

Proposition G

Property "antispeculation tax," imposes a documentary transfer tax on the resale price of apartment buildings for investors who sell an apartment building within 5 years of buying it. The rate is 24% within 1 year, 22% within 2 years, 20% within 3 years, 19% within 4 years, and 14% within 5 years. The transfer tax would be in addition to the existing transfer tax, which ranges from 0.5% to 2.5% depending on the sales price.

Majority

Miscellaneous

San Francisco

 

City and County of San Francisco

Proposition J

Increases the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2018, with annual increases for inflation.

Majority

Miscellaneous

San Luis Obispo

City of Atascadero

Measure E-14

 

Advisory Vote only: If the proposed sales tax increase is approved (Measure F-14 below), revenue will be used for the purpose of repairing and maintaining neighborhood roads and other roadways.

Majority

Miscellaneous

Santa Barbara

County of Santa Barbara

Measure P

Bans high-intensity petroleum operations (aka "fracking") throughout the county.

Majority

Miscellaneous

Siskiyou

Mount Shasta Fire Protection District

Measure E

Allows the district to increase the spending limit pursuant to Article 13B of the California Constitution to an amount not to exceed $425,000 for the next four years.

Majority

Miscellaneous

Tehama

City of Red
Bluff

Measure E

Advisory Vote only: If the sales tax increase is approved (Measure D below), 85% of revenue will be spent on police and fire services, and the remainder on libraries and other general city services.

Majority

Miscellaneous

Yuba

City of Marysville

Measure Y

Advisory Vote only: if the proposed sales tax is approved ( Measure W below), the proceeds of the tax will fund fire and police protection, traffic safety, street and sidewalk repair, park maintenance, and debt service.

Majority

Parcel Tax

Alameda

Albany Unified School District

Measure LL

Replaces the district's expiring $159 per-year parcel tax with a 6-year, $278 per-year parcel tax to fund school science, art, music, and library services, "attract and retain teachers and counselors, limit class sizes, and keep schools safe and up-to-date."

2/3

Parcel Tax

Alameda

City of Oakland

Measure Z

Imposes a 10-year parcel tax at a rate of $99.77 for single family residential parcels, $68.15 per unit for multi-unit residential parcels, and a formula-based rate for non-residential parcels, and extends the 8.5% parking tax surcharge until 2024, to fund police and fire services, dropout prevention programs, and job training.

2/3

Parcel Tax

Alameda

Emery Unified School District

Measure K

Renews the district's existing $0.15 per-square foot of building area parcel tax for 20 years to fund school improvements, recruit/retain teachers and staff, maintain classroom technology, and provide counselors.

2/3

Parcel Tax

Alameda

Oakland Unified School District

Measure N

Imposes a $120 parcel tax for 10 years to reduce student drop-out rates, provide students with work and learning opportunities, prepare students for college admission, and expand mentoring, tutoring, and other support services in the district.

2/3

Parcel Tax

Contra Costa

City of Clayton

Measure P

Extends the city's existing $19.03-per single-family residential parcel within CFD 2006-1 through 2036/2037, to fund the operation and maintenance of "The Grove" park.

2/3

Parcel Tax

El Dorado

Cameron Estates Community Services District

Measure D

Increases the district's existing parcel tax from $250 to $350 per year to provide road improvements, upgrades, and increased road maintenance.

2/3

Parcel Tax

El Dorado

Lake Valley Fire Protection District

Measure H

Replaces the existing parcel tax with a $120 parcel tax (with 3% annual inflation adjustment), to fund wildfire suppression and prevention programs, fire crews, facilities, and equipment repair and replacement.

2/3

Parcel Tax

Fresno

City of Orange Cove

Measure O

Imposes a parcel tax for a period of 10 years to fund police and fire services. The tax rate is $95 per agricultural or homeowner parcel, $495 per commercial parcel, $750 per industrial parcel, and $65 per unit for apartment parcels.

2/3

Parcel Tax

Fresno

City of Parlier

Measure S

Imposes a parcel tax to maintain police and fire protection services. The tax rate is $180 per year for single-family residential parcels, $300 per year for multi-family residential parcels, $480 per year for commercial parcels, $2,400 per year for industrial parcels, and $300 per acre for undeveloped parcels (up to $1,200).

 

2/3

Parcel Tax

Glenn

German Cemetery District

Measure T

Imposes a $5 parcel tax to fund cemetery maintenance.

2/3

Parcel Tax

Inyo

Lone Pine Fire Protection District

Measure D

Imposes a $100 parcel tax for 10 years to fund emergency medical and ambulance services.

2/3

Parcel Tax

Lassen

Spalding Community Services District

Measure A

Imposes a parcel tax of $65 per parcel on every identified assessor's parcel within the Community Services District to replace aging fire protection equipment and fund fire prevention programs. The tax does not have a sunset date.

2/3

Parcel Tax

Los Angeles

Altadena Library District

Measure A

Authorizes the library district to continue to levy a special per parcel tax annually for 10 years to replace library funding lost due to the elimination of state funding. The rate is $40.63 per single-family residence, $27.85 per apartment unit, $82.38 per commercial parcel of less than 10,000 square feet, and $111.39 per parcel for commercial parcels greater than 10,000 square feet, with annual adjustments for inflation.

2/3

Parcel Tax

Los Angeles

City of Pomona

Measure PPL

Imposes a parcel tax of $42 per parcel, until June 30, 2026, to fund city library services.

2/3

Parcel Tax

Los Angeles

 

County of Los Angeles

Measure P

Imposes a parcel tax of $23 per parcel annually, for 30 years, to fund county parks.

2/3

Parcel Tax

Marin

County Service Area 27

Measure P

Imposes a parcel tax for a period of 4 years, to pay for paramedic services. The tax is $57 per living unit in year one, with a $6 annual increase, up to a $75 cap.

2/3

Parcel Tax

Marin

County of
Marin

Measure A

Imposes a non-uniform parcel tax to finance fire prevention and suppression services, police protection services, and a new emergency radio communication system. The tax rate is $29 per single-family residential parcel, $26.10 per unit for multi-family residential parcels, $29 per parcel for agricultural parcels of 5 acres or less, $58 per parcel for agricultural parcels greater than 5 acres, $87 per parcel for commercial/industrial parcels 0.5 acres or less, $174 per parcel for commercial/industrial parcels 0.5 to 1 acre, and $174 per parcel for commercial/industrial parcels greater than 1 acre, plus $29 per acre beyond 1 acre, not to exceed $2,500.

2/3

Parcel Tax

Marin

Kentfield Fire District

Measure Q

Renews the existing parcel tax for a period of 4 years, to pay for paramedic services. The tax is $57 per living unit in year one, with a $6 annual increase, up to a $75 cap.

2/3

Parcel Tax

Marin

Ross School District

Measure E

Renews the district's existing $458.66 parcel tax and increases it by $184, to $642 with 3% annual adjustments, to fund district schools.

2/3

Parcel Tax

Marin

Town of Corte Madera

Measure I

Extends the town's existing parcel tax through 2018-19 to fund paramedic and emergency services. The rate is $75 per residence or $75 per 1,000 square feet of floor area for nonresidential property.

2/3

Parcel Tax

Marin

Town of Fairfax

Measure J

Combines the town's existing general tax with a special tax, and adds a $20 increase, to create a $195 parcel tax on dwelling units and business occupancies to fund police, fire department, and public works funding.

2/3

 

 

 

Parcel Tax

 

 

 

Marin

 

 

 

Town of Fairfax

 

 

 

Measure K

 

 

Renews the existing parcel tax for a period of 4 years, to pay for paramedic services. The tax is $57 per living unit in year one, with a $6 annual increase, up to a $75 cap.

 

 

 

2/3

Parcel Tax

Marin

City of Larkspur

Measure L

Renews the existing parcel tax for a period of 4 years, to pay for paramedic services. The tax is $57 per living unit in year one, with a $6 annual increase, up to a $75 cap.

2/3

Parcel Tax

Marin

Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District

Measure S

Renews the existing parcel tax for a period of 4 years, to pay for paramedic services. The tax is $57 per living unit in year one, with a $6 annual increase, up to a $75 cap.

2/3

Parcel Tax

Marin

Town of Ross

Measure M

Renews the existing parcel tax for a period of 4 years, to pay for paramedic services. The tax is $57 per living unit in year one, with a $6 annual increase, up to a $75 cap.

2/3

Parcel Tax

Marin

Town of San Anselmo

Measure N

Renews the existing parcel tax for a period of 4 years, to pay for paramedic services. The tax is $57 per living unit in year one, with a $6 annual increase, up to a $75 cap.

2/3

Parcel Tax

Mendocino

 

Albion-Little River Fire Protection District

Measure M

Replaces the district's $40 parcel tax with a $75 parcel tax to fund fire protection, suppression, and prevention services, and to acquire and maintain equipment.

2/3

Parcel Tax

Mendocino

City of Fort Bragg

Measure O

Extends the district's existing parcel tax for 10 years and increases the rate to $22 per-parcel, to fund fire suppression capabilities and to replace fire trucks and equipment.

2/3

Parcel Tax

Sacramento

City of Sacramento

Measure B

Imposes a $12 parcel tax for 12 years to fund library services.

2/3

Parcel Tax

San Diego

Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District

Measure P

Replaces the annual benefit ‘fee’ approved by voters in 1984 with a new annual benefit "fee" to fund emergency medical response, fire suppression and related services. The rate is $197 per parcel with single-unit structures, $293 per parcel for parcels with 2-4 units, $500 per parcel for parcels with more than 4 units, $9.50 for vacant parcels under 1 acre in size, $16 per parcel for vacant parcels between 1-5 acres in size, $29 per parcel for vacant parcels 5.1 - 10 acres in size, and $43 per parcel for parcels greater than 10 acres in size.

Majority

Parcel Tax

San Diego

 

Rincon Ranch Community Services District

Measure S

Imposes a parcel tax of $5.20 per acre plus $150 per parcel per year, with annual increases, to fund road repair and maintenance.

2/3

Parcel Tax

San Mateo

 

Bayshore Elementary School District

Measure K

Renews the district's existing $102.04 parcel tax for 8 years to fund school programs and integrate modern technology into the schools.

2/3

Parcel Tax

San Mateo

Burlingame School District

Measure L

Consolidates and extends the district's existing two parcel taxes into one $256 parcel tax, for a period of 14 years.

2/3

Parcel Tax

Santa Clara

Alum Rock Union School District

Measure O

Renews the district's expiring $176.42, as adjusted, parcel tax for 7 years to fund district schools.

2/3

Parcel Tax

Santa Clara

 

El Matador Road Maintenance District

Measure R

Imposes a parcel tax for 32 years to fund road repair and maintenance. The rate for the first 3 years is $750 per parcel, then $350 per parcel for 4 years, with $10 subsequent annual increases.

2/3

Parcel Tax

Santa Clara

 

Fremont Union High School District

Measure J

Extends the district's existing $98 parcel tax until 2022, to add and renovate classrooms and school facilities.

2/3

Parcel Tax

Santa Clara

Santa Clara County Open Space Authority

Measure Q

Imposes a parcel tax of $24 for 15 years to fund open space maintenance and preservation, public parks, and recreational trails.

2/3

Parcel Tax

Sonoma

Monte Rio Fire Protection District

Measure S

Imposes a parcel tax of $60 for single family residential properties, $39 for campsites, mobile home spaces, multi-family residential units, and vacant parcels, and $1 per acre for timberland and maximum rates from $.04 to$.09 per square foot for lodging, commercial, and industrial properties.

2/3

Parcel Tax

Siskiyou

 

Happy Camp Fire Protection District

Measure G

Imposes a parcel tax of $39 for improved parcels, and $12 for unimproved parcels for 5 years to fund the Happy Camp Fire Department.

 

2/3

Parcel Tax

Yuba

Olivehurst Public Utilities Fire Service Area

Measure Z

Imposes a parcel tax of $120 per parcel to fund four full-time equivalent firefighters/EMTs, interns, volunteer firefighters, training and equipment.

2/3

Pension

San Francisco

City and County of San Francisco

Proposition D

Provides pension benefits to employees of former redevelopment agencies and successor agencies.

Majority

Property Transfer Tax

Alameda

City of Emeryville

Measure V

Imposes a property transfer tax at a rate of $12 per $1,000 of the property's value (1.2 percent), paid only by buyers and sellers of property at the time of sale, with all funds benefitting the City of Emeryville's general services fund. The ability to levy such a tax is contingent on voter of approval of Measure U, (above) which established Emeryville as a charter city.

Majority

 

 

 

Property Transfer Tax

 

 

 

Los Angeles

 

 

 

City of Santa Monica

 

 

 

Measure H

 

 

Amends the real estate transfer tax so that for commercial and non-commercial real estate sold for $1 million or more, the tax rate is $9 for every $1,000 of sales price (0.9 percent).

 

 

 

Majority

Sales Tax

Alameda

City of San Leandro

Measure HH

Increases the city's existing sales tax from 1/4 cent to 1/2 cent, and extends the tax until 2045. The increase would make the overall sales tax rate for the city 9.5 %.

Majority

Sales Tax

Alameda

City of Union City

Measure JJ

Extends the city's existing half-cent sales tax for 10 years to fund general city services. The city's overall combined sales tax rate is 9.5%.

Majority

Sales Tax

Alameda

County of Alameda

Measure BB

Increases the county's existing sales tax from 1/2 cent to 1 cent, and extends the tax until 2045, to fund transportation infrastructure improvements.

2/3

Sales Tax

Butte

Town of Paradise

Measure C

Imposes a half-cent sales tax for 6 years, to be used to generate an expected annual revenue of $850,000 for the town's general fund

Majority

Sales Tax

Contra Costa

City of Concord

Measure Q

Extends the city's existing half-cent sales tax for 9 years to fund general city services.

Majority

Sales Tax

Contra Costa

City of El Cerrito

Measure R

Authorizes the city and county to exceed the 9.5 % cap on combined state and local sales tax, increases the city's sales tax from 1/2 cent to one cent, and extends the tax until 2026.

Majority

Sales Tax

Contra Costa

City of Pinole

Measure S

Imposes a half-cent sales tax to fund general city services.

Majority

Sales Tax

Contra Costa

City of Richmond

Measure U

Imposes a half-cent sales tax to fund general city services.

Majority

Sales Tax

Del Norte

 

County of Del Norte

Measure F

Imposes a 0.25% sales tax for 7 years, with revenue earmarked for the county fairgrounds.

2/3

Sales Tax

El Dorado

City of Placerville

Measure I

Imposes a half-cent sales tax for 10 years to fund general city services.

Majority

Sales Tax

Fresno

County of Fresno

Measure Z

Increases the expiring one-tenth of one cent sales tax to fund the Fresno Zoo, including expansion, animal enclosure projects, and staff salaries.

Majority

Sales Tax

Humboldt

City of Eureka

Measure Q

Extends the city's existing half-cent sales tax until 2021 in order to fund general city services.

Majority

Sales Tax

Humboldt

City of Fortuna

Measure V

Increases the city's sales tax by 1 cent in order to fund general city services.

Majority

Sales Tax

Humboldt

City of Rio Dell

Measure U

Increases the city's sales tax by 1% for 5 years in order to fund general city services.

Majority

Sales Tax

Humboldt

County of
Humboldt

Measure Z

Imposes a 1/2 cent sales tax for 5 years to fund 24-hour sheriff’s patrols, 9-1-1 emergency response, rural fire protection, and other general county services.

Majority

Sales Tax

Kings

City of Hanford

Measure S

Increases the city's sales tax by 1% for 20 years to fund general city services.

Majority

Sales Tax

Lake

County of Lake

Measure S

Increases the countywide sales tax 0.5% to fund environmental cleanup and invasive species eradication in Clear Lake

2/3

Sales Tax

Marin

City of Sausalito

Measure O

Imposes a half-cent sales tax for 10 years to fund general city services.

Majority

Sales Tax

Mendocino

City of Ukiah

Measure P

 

Extends the city's existing half-cent sales tax indefinitely, "until repealed by majority vote in a municipal election." Revenue from the tax funds public services including police, fire, and emergency medical services.

Majority

Sales Tax

Monterey

City of Del Rey Oaks

Measure R

Increases the city's 1% sales tax to 1.5% to fund general city services. The increase would make the city's total combined sales tax rate 9%.

Majority

Sales Tax

Monterey

City of Marina

Measure F

Extends the city's existing 1 cent sales tax until 2026 to fund general city services.

Majority

Sales Tax

Monterey

City of Monterey

Measure P

Imposes a 1 cent sales tax for 4 years to repair streets and sidewalks, and repair the storm drain system.

2/3

Sales Tax

Monterey

City of Gonzales

Measure K

Imposes a half-cent sales tax for 10 years to fund general city services.

Majority

Sales Tax

Monterey

City of King

Measure M

Imposes a half-cent sales tax for 7 years to improve city finances and improve the services to city residents.

Majority

Sales Tax

Monterey

City of Salinas

Measure G

Imposes a sales tax of 1% to fund general city services.

Majority

Sales Tax

Monterey

 

City of Sand City

 

Measure J

Increases the city's existing sales tax from 1/2 cent to 1 cent to fund general city services.

 

Majority

Sales Tax

Monterey

City of Soledad

Measure I

Extends the city's existing 1% sales tax until 2032 to fund general city services.

Majority

Sales Tax

Monterey

 

Monterey-Salinas Transit District

Measure Q

Imposes a 1/8-cent sales tax to maintain and protect transit services for Seniors, veterans, and disabled individuals, including special trips.

2/3

Sales Tax

Orange

City of Stanton

Measure GG

Increases the city's sales tax by 1 cent in order to fund general city services.

Majority

Sales Tax

Riverside

City of Blythe

Measure W

Increases the city's sales tax by 0.5% for 5 years.

Majority

Sales Tax

Riverside

City of Coachella

Measure U

Increases the city's sales tax by 1% to fund general city services.

Majority

Sales Tax

Riverside

City of Desert Hot Springs

Measure JJ

Increases the city's sales tax by 1% to fund general city services.

Majority

Sales Tax

Sacramento

City of Isleton

Measure D

Increases the city's sales tax by 1/2 cent for 5 years to fund public safety and parks and recreation projects and services.

2/3

 

 

Sales Tax

 

 

Sacramento

 

 

City of Rancho Cordova

 

 

Measure H

 

Increases the city's sales tax from 8% to 8.5% to fund public safety programs and community redevelopment.

 

 

Majority

Sales Tax

San Diego

City of National City

Measure D

Extends the city's existing 1% sales tax for 20 years to fund general city services.

Majority

Sales Tax

San Luis Obispo

City of Atascadero

Measure F-14

Increases the city's sales tax rate by 1/2 cent for a 12-year period to fund roadway repair.

2/3

Sales Tax

San Luis Obispo

City of Pismo Beach

Measure I-14

Extends the city's existing 0.5% sales tax until 2027 to fund general city services.

Majority

Sales Tax

San Luis Obispo

City of San Luis Obispo

Measure G

Extends the city's existing 0.5% sales tax until 2023 to fund general city services.

Majority

Sales Tax

San Mateo

City of Half Moon Bay

Measure O

Extends the city's existing 0.5% sales tax until 2019 to fund general city services.

Majority

Sales Tax

Santa Barbara

City of Guadalupe

Measure X

Increases the city's existing sales tax rate by 0.25%, making the total sales tax rate for the city 8.25%.

Majority

Sales Tax

Santa Clara

City of Gilroy

Measure F

Imposes a half-cent sales tax for 15 years to fund general city services.

Majority

Sales Tax

Shasta

City of Redding

Measure F

Imposes a 1/4 cent sales tax for 6 years to fund police programs, and other crime reduction measures.

2/3

Sales Tax

Siskiyou

City of Dunsmuir

Measure N

Increases the city's sales tax by 0.25% for 10 years to fund general city services.

Majority

Sales Tax

Siskiyou

City of Weed

Measure J

Increases the city's sales tax by 0.25% to fund general city services.

Majority

Sales Tax

Siskiyou

City of Yreka

Measure I

Imposes a 1/4 cent sales tax for 6 years to fund "quality of life" programs.

2/3

Sales Tax

Solano

City of Benicia

Measure C

Imposes a 1 cent sales tax to fund general city services.

Majority

Sales Tax

Sonoma

City of Petaluma

Measure Q

Increases the city's sales tax by 1% to fund general city services.

Majority

Sales Tax

Sonoma

County of
Sonoma

Measure M

Imposes a 1/8-cent sales tax for 10 years to fund the extension of library hours and services.

2/3

Sales Tax

Stanislaus

City of Oakdale

Measure Y

Extends the city's existing 0.5% sales tax for 5 years to fund general city services.

Majority

Sales Tax

Stanislaus

City of Turlock

Measure B

Imposes a 0.5% sales tax for 7 years to fund road repairs.

2/3

Sales Tax

Tehama

City of Red Bluff

Measure D

Imposes a 0.25% sales tax for 6 years to fund general city services.

 

Majority

Sales Tax

Ventura

City of Santa Paula

Measure F

Raises the city's sales tax from 7.5% to 8.5% to fund police and fire services, and fund street maintenance.

Majority

Sales Tax

Yuba

City of Marysville

Measure W

Imposes a one-cent sales tax for 10 years to fund general city services.

Majority

Soda Tax

Alameda

City of Berkeley

Measure D

Imposes a tax of 1 cent per ounce (12 cents per 12-ounce can) on sweetened drinks between January 1, 2015, and January 1, 2027, to fund general city services.

Majority

Soda Tax

San Francisco

City and County of San Francisco

Proposition E

Imposes a tax of 2 cents per ounce (24 cents per 12-ounce can) on sweetened drinks with more than 25 calories and which contain less than 50% juice, to fund health and fitness programs at local schools.

2/3

Utility Users Tax

Alameda

City of Newark

Measure Y

Extends the city's existing utility users tax for 5 years, but decreases the rate from 3.5% to 3.25%. Funds from the tax are used to fund general city services including police and emergency services, street repairs, and recreation programs.

Majority

Utility Users Tax

Fresno

City of Coalinga

Measure P

Imposes a 5.5% utility users tax on water, sewer, gas, trash, electricity, phone, internet, and television services in order to fund police, fire, and emergency medical services.

Majority

Utility Users Tax

Humboldt

City of Blue Lake

Measure T

Imposes a 4% utility users tax in order to fund general city services.

Majority

Utility Users Tax

Los Angeles

City of Artesia

Measure Y

Imposes a general purpose utility user tax at a rate of 4.9% to provide funding for general fund purposes.

Majority

Utility Users Tax

Los Angeles

City of Norwalk

Measure BB

"Modernizes" the city's existing utility users tax to tax new communication technologies, and uses tax revenue to fund gang prevention, youth, after-school, senior and disabled programs, crossing guards, pothole repairs, and other general services.

Majority

Utility Users
Tax

Modoc

City of Alturas

Measure Z

Imposes a "supplemental charge" of $1.50 per meter to minimum water rates to fund mosquito abatement.

Majority

Utility Users Tax

Monterey

City of Salinas

Measure H

"Modernizes" the city's existing utility users tax by changing certain definitions, and decreasing the tax rate on telecommunications and video users from 6% to 5%.

Majority

Utility Users Tax

Orange

City of Santa Ana

Measure AA

"Modernizes" the city's existing utility users tax by changing certain definitions, and decreasing the tax rate on telecommunication, electricity, gas, and water services from 6% to 5.5%, and eliminates exemptions, including a maximum tax cap of $11,000.

Majority

Utility Users Tax

Orange

City of Seal Beach

Measure DD

"Modernizes" the city's existing utility users tax to make it applicable to all telecommunication services regardless of type, and lowers the rate from 11% to 10%.

Majority

Utility Users Tax

Riverside

City of Canyon Lake

Measure DD

Imposes a 3.95% utility users tax for 6 years to fund general city services.

Majority

Utility Users Tax

Riverside

City of San Jacinto

Measure CC

Imposes a 6.5% utility users tax for 10 years on utility services within the city, to fund general city services.

Majority

Utility Users Tax

San Bernardino

City of Adelanto

Measure O

Imposes a 7.95% utility users tax for 7 years in order to fund general city services. The measure includes a reduced rate of 5.95% for low-income senior citizens.

Majority

Utility Users Tax

Santa Barbara

City of Guadalupe

Measure V

Removes the annual cap on the city's utility users tax.

Majority

Utility Users Tax

Santa Clara

City of Palo Alto

Measure C

Reduces the city's existing utility users tax from 5% to 4.75%, and "modernizes" the tax , and eliminates a discounted tax rate paid by a small number of commercial large users of gas, electric, and water services.

Majority

Utility Users Tax

Sonoma

City of Cloverdale

Measure O

Imposes a 3% utility users tax for 8 years to fund general city services.

Majority

Utility Users Tax

Sonoma

City of Santa Rosa

Measure N

Reduces the city's existing utility users tax from 5% to 4.5%, and "modernizing" the provisions of the tax to expand its application to include wireless and other technologies.

Majority

Utility Users Tax

Sonoma

City of Sebastopol

Measure R

Reduces the city's existing utility users tax from 4% to 3.75%, continues the tax on gas and electricity, and adds telecommunications, video, and garbage services as taxable services. The tax is extended for 10 years and will fund general city services.

Majority

Vehicle Tax

San Benito

 

County of San Benito

Measure H

 

 

Renews the San Benito County Vehicle Abatement Program and associated vehicle registration fees ($1 per vehicle and $2 for certain commercial vehicles) for a 10-year period, for the purposes of removal and disposal of abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, or inoperative vehicles.

 

Majority

 

 

October 17, 2014

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