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Transaction and Use Tax
City of National City
Majority Approval Required
Pass: 4355 / 68.60% Yes votes ...... 1993 / 31.40% No votes
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National City Continuation of City Services Funding Measure. To maintain National City's public safety and prevent cuts to neighborhood police patrols and officers; gang/drug prevention; 911 emergency response; fire protection and firefighters; graffiti removal; street/pothole repair; senior/youth/library programs; and other City services; shall National City continue its existing voter-approved one-cent sales tax for 20 years with Citizens' Oversight, annual independent audits, all money kept in National City, with no increase in tax rate?
California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 7285.9 authorizes the City Council to extend a transactions and use tax, provided they approve the ordinance extending the tax by a two-thirds vote and the extension of the tax is approved by a majority of the voters voting in an election on that issue. Proposition D was placed on the ballot by unanimous vote of the City Council to extend the sales tax.
Proposition D provides that the sales tax is to "maintain National City's public safety and prevent cuts to City services such as police and fire protection; gang/drug prevention; graffiti removal; street/pothole repair; and senior and library program; and other City services." This continued sales tax would remain a general tax that would go into the City's general fund to be used for any legal municipal purpose.
The sales tax, if continued, would expire twenty years from the current expiration date in 2016, unless the City Council, prior to the extended expiration date, determines the sales tax is no longer necessary, in which case the City Council has the authority to reduce the rate of the sales tax or terminate the imposition of the sales tax.
If Proposition D is approved, an independent committee comprised of three experts in financial matters will continue to convene every five years. The independent committee will report their recommendation to the Mayor and City Council as to whether the sales tax should remain in effect at the rate of one percent, or whether the City Council should reduce the rate of the tax or terminate the imposition of the tax.
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|Vote YES on D - Protect your city services, without raising tax rates!
YES on D does not create a new tax. It simply continues an existing, voter-approved sales tax that the City has relied on to maintain essential services for our community.
With thousands of people visiting National City every day, this proposition ensures out-of-towners pay their fair share for police, fire, street repair, and other services they use when they visit our City. This proposition will not raise taxes and will not be applied to housing, utilities, food purchased as groceries or prescription medication.
YES on D prevents cuts to fire protection services and firefighters YES on D prevents reductions in the number of police officers protecting the City YES on D maintains our City's local Police and Fire Departments YES on D prevents cuts to 9-1-1 emergency medical response YES on D prevents cuts to neighborhood code enforcement and graffiti programs YES on D prevents library, recreation and senior program reductions
All Proposition D money must be spent LOCALLY and Sacramento can't touch it! YES on D protects these essential city services by maintaining National City's financial stability and viability!
Without this proposition National City will lose 24% of its operating budget and be forced to reduce service levels.
YES on D includes strong fiscal accountability, with Independent Citizens' Oversight. Mandatory annual financial audits and yearly reports to the community to monitor spending will guarantee funds are spent responsibly and as promised.
Funds from this proposition help ensure that we can prevent the outsourcing of vital city services and maintain local control without raising tax rates.
Join the City Council, police officers, firefighters, community leaders and residents in voting YES on D to protect and maintain National City's high-quality services without raising existing taxes.
No arguments against Proposition D were submitted.
|Full Text of Proposition D|
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NATIONAL CITY AMENDING SECTION 4.60.170 OF THE NATIONAL CITY MUNICIPAL CODE EXTENDING AN EXISTING TRANSACTIONS AND USE TAX ("PROPOSITION D")
THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF NATIONAL CITY DO ORDAIN as follows:
SECTION 1. That Section 4.60.170 of Chapter 4.60 of Title 4 of the National City Municipal Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
4.60.170 Expiration. The authority to levy the tax imposed by this chapter shall be extended twenty years from the initial expiration date of ten years from the operative date and shall expire at the conclusion of the twenty year extension, unless the city council prior to the extended expiration date determines that the levy and collection of the tax is no longer necessary, in which case the city council has the authority to reduce the rate of tax, or to terminate the imposition of the tax. The city shall immediately notify the State Board of Equalization in writing in the event that the tax is reduced or terminated. The operative date of such rate reduction or termination shall be the first day of the first calendar quarter commencing more than one hundred ten days after the State Board of Equalization receives such notice of termination.
SECTION 2. This Ordinance, following its adoption by at least 4 affirmative votes of the City Council and its publication, shall be submitted to the voters at an election to be held on November 4, 2014. Upon approval by a majority of the voters of the City voting on this ordinance, the Transactions and Use Tax set forth in City of National City Ordinance No. 2006-2278 shall be continued an additional twenty years unless reduced or terminated by the City Council or repealed by the majority of the voters of the city.
SECTION 3. Severability. If any provision of this ordinance or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the ordinance and the application of such provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby.
SECTION 4. Based on all the information presented at the June 17, 2014 meeting, both written and oral, including the staff reports, minutes, and other relevant materials, the City Council finds that under CEQA Guidelines 15060(c) (2) and 15378, subdivisions (2) and (4) of subdivision (b), this action does not constitute a project under CEQA and therefore review under CEQA is not required.
SECTION 5. Effective Date. This ordinance, following its adoption by at least 4 affirmative votes of the City Council and its publication, shall become effective, if approved by a majority of the voters voting on the issue at the November 4, 2014 election, pursuant to Elections Code Section 9217, ten (10) days after the City Council declares the results of the election. The operative date of the Transactions and Use Tax set forth in the City of National City Ordinance Number 2006-2278 shall not be affected by this Ordinance.