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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
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City of King City
Measure L - Majority Approval Required

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Election Results

Passing

1,038 votes yes (68.11%)

486 votes no (31.89%)

King City Vital Public Service Protection Non-Binding Advisory Measure
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If the City of King General Sales Tax Measure K passes, should the revenues be used to balance the budget in order to maintain existing services; pay off General Fund debt and establish a financial reserve; fund public safety staffing, services and projects designed to eliminate youth violence; fund improvements to street and sidewalk infrastructure; and fund downtown public improvements and other economic development efforts designed to increase businesses, jobs and visitors to King City?

What is this proposal?

Measure Details — Official information about this measure

YES vote means

A “Yes” vote is a vote to advise the city council, even though it is non-binding, on how voters desire the proceeds to be spent.

NO vote means

 A “No” vote is to advise the City Council that the voters do not desire to spend the proceeds as provided by Measure L, but is non-binding on the City Council.

Impartial analysis / Proposal

Monterey County Elections Dept.

The City of King Council has placed Measure K on the November 6, 2018 ballot to ask the City’s voters to approve an extension and increase of its retail transactions and use tax from 0.5% to 1%, with the entire tax to expire in ten years on April 1, 2029.  

Measure L is an advisory measure concerning the expenditure of City of King’s sales tax revenues generated by Measure K in the event that Measure K is approved by a majority of the voters voting on the measure.  Measure L asks if the  revenues from Measure K should be used to balance the budget in order to maintain existing services; pay off general fund debt and establish a financial reserve; fund public safety staffing, services and projects designed to eliminate youth violence; fund improvements to street and sidewalk infrastructure; and fund downtown public improvements and other economic development efforts designed to increase businesses, jobs and visitors to King City. 

Measure K does not increase taxes.  If a majority of the voters approve this Measure, it will be an indication to the City Council of how voters want the revenues to be spent. Although the City Council is not obligated to spend the revenues generated by any extended and increased sales tax according to the advisory vote, the City Council may choose to do so.  Per Measure K, the City may spend the revenues for unrestricted purposes, regardless of the advisory measure. 

A “YES” vote is a vote to advise the city council, even though it is non-binding, on how voters desire the proceeds to be spent.  A “NO” vote is to advise the City Council that the voters do not desire to spend the proceeds as provided by Measure L, but is nonbinding on the City Council. 

The above statement is an impartial analysis of Measure L.  Measure L has no associated legislation, ordinance or resolution.  It is a nonbinding advisory measure. 

Dated: August 9, 2018 

/s/ Shannon Chaffin, City Attorney 

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against the ballot measure

Arguments FOR

No Arguments have been submitted.

— Monterey County Elections Dept.

Arguments AGAINST

No Arguments have been submitted.

— Monterey County Elections Dept.

Read the proposed legislation

Proposed legislation

Measure L has no associated legislation, ordinance or resolution.  It is a nonbinding advisory measure.

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