Local Tax Elections

Voters Approve 13 Taxes and Reject Four in Local Elections

Voters approved 13 local tax measures in elections that concluded November 2, representing a cumulative $50.4 million tax increase for Californians. A total of 18 tax measures were on the ballot in 12 counties. Four were rejected, and one remains in limbo at least until January under a court order. Measure PS in Los Angeles County was one of the four measures that failed. If the measure had been approved, industrial properties in the city of Commerce would have faced…

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Santa Cruz Seeks to Convert General Tax Into Special Tax Without Two-Thirds Vote

A local measure on the November 2 ballot in Santa Cruz seeks to convert an existing general tax into a special tax – with 20 percent of the revenue earmarked for special purposes – with a simple majority vote rather than the two-thirds vote required for special taxes. Measure A would amend the Measure L tax on marijuana businesses – approved in 2014 with 82 percent of the voters in support – to allocate 20 percent of the revenue to…

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