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San Mateo County, CA November 6, 2012 Election
Measure K
Transit Occupancy Tax
City of Menlo Park

Majority Approval Required

Pass: 10,098 / 74.3% Yes votes ...... 3,496 / 25.7% No votes

See Also: Index of all Measures

Results as of Dec 17 1:47pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (21/21)
79.8% Voter Turnout (288,592/361,486)
Information shown below: Yes/No Meaning | Impartial Analysis | Arguments | Full Text

To partially restore the annual revenue loss of $1.2 million caused by the State's dissolution of the City's redevelopment agency, to maintain current City service levels for police, library, streets, sidewalks, storm drains, and parks and recreation facilities and programs, and to keep parity with neighboring cities' hotel tax rates, shall the City of Menlo Park adopt an ordinance to increase the transient occupancy tax on hotel guests from 10% to 12% effective January 1, 2013?

Meaning of Voting Yes/No
A YES vote on this measure means:
A "yes" vote is a vote to approve and authorize an increase in the transient occupancy tax rate from 10% to 12% to support general City services and functions.

A NO vote on this measure means:
A "no" vote on this measure would not allow an increase in the tax rate for hotel and motel guests, leaving the tax rate at 10%.

Impartial Analysis from the City Attorney

  News and Analysis

video of Pro and Con arguments from Midpeninsula Community Media Center
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