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League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
City of South San Francisco
2/3 Majority Required
9,590 / 65.3% Yes votes ...... 5,098 / 34.7% No votes
Index of all Measures
|Results as of Dec 15 1:37pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (36/36)
|Information shown below: Impartial Analysis | Arguments |
Shall the City of South San Francisco be authorized to collect a business license tax from owners and operators of commerical billboards located within the City equal to eight percent (8%) of the gross receipts received from such advertising with the revenue from the tax specifically reserved for park, recreation, library, and public safety services?
|Arguments For Measure J
Virtually all businesses operating in South San Francisco pay a business license tax, with a notable exception being out of town billboard operators. Measure J would close a loophole in the City's Municipal Code and charge billboard operators an 8% tax on the advertising revenue they receive. This new tax measure would ONLY APPLY TO OUT OF TOWN BUSINESSES that advertise on large, commercial billboards in South San Francisco. It would NOT be applied to companies that advertise their businesses on their own sites and it would NOT be applied to small billboards.
If Measure J passes, funds would go a long way towards preserving and restoring these vital services. Make out of town billboard owners pay their share! Please vote yes on Measure J!
/s/ Richard Garbarino City Councilmember, City of South San Francisco
/s/ Pedro Gonzalez City Councilmember, City of South San Francisco
/s/ Charles Elliott Personnel Boardmember, City of South San Francisco
/s/ Betty Battaglia President, South San Francisco Public Library Board of Trustees
/s/ Dennis H. Rosaia Authority Member, South San Francisco Conference Center
(No arguments against Measure J were submitted)