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November 8, 2016 — Elección General de California
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City of Stockton
Measure M Ordinance - 2/3 Approval Required

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Resultados electorales

Se aprueba

59,026 votos si (76%)

18,636 votos no (24%)

100% de distritos activos (144/144).

83,651 boletas electorales serán contadas.

Enhanced Library Services Measure
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Shall the Ordinance 2016-06-07-1212 to enhance Stockton's library and recreation services, including safe after-school and summer programs for children and teens, homework centers, children's story times, increased public computer access/wireless connectivity, and enhanced evening and weekend hours at libraries and recreation centers, funded by a 1/4-cent transaction and use (sales) tax, generating $9 million annually for 16 years, with all funds staying local and expenditures subject to an annual audit be adopted?

¿Qué es esta propuesta?

Información básica sobre la iniciativa de ley — Información oficial sobre esta iniciativa

Un voto por el SÍ significa

A "Yes" vote is a vote to approve the imposition of the one-quarter cent sales tax for sixteen years, with oversight on the revenue and expenditure of funds from the tax by a committee of members of the public and an annual audit.  

Un voto por el NO significa

A "No" vote is a vote not to impose the tax.  The measure could only be approved and the tax imposed if 2/3 of the qualified electors pass the measure.

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A "Yes" vote is a vote to approve the imposition of the one-quarter cent sales tax for sixteen years, with oversight on the revenue and expenditure of funds from the tax by a committee of members of the public and an annual audit. A "No" vote is a vote to not impose the tax. The measure would be approved and the tax imposed if two-thirds (2/3) of the qualified electors voting on the measure vote "Yes".

 

Análisis del analista legislativo / Proposal

Impartial Analysis

The following impartial analysis of the proposed ballot measure has been prepared by the City Attorney and will appear in the Voter Information Guide for City of Stockton voters:

 

The City Council of the City of Stockton is submitting to the voters the question of whether to approve an ordinance that would increase by one-quarter percent (0.25%) - or one quarter-cent to the price of an item that costs a dollar - transactions and use tax within the City. If approved, the measure would impose this increased tax.

 

The tax would be levied on the sale or use of tangible personal property sold at retail. Retailers collect the tax at the time of sale and remit the funds to the State Board of Equalization, which administers the tax. Since the measure limits the uses to which the tax revenue raised by this measure can be used, it is a "special tax". The tax proceeds cannot legally be taken away by the State.

 

Currently, the tax on retail sales in Stockton is 9% of the purchase price. This measure would increase the current tax rate to 9.25% and sunset sixteen (16) years after the tax is first collected.

 

If approved, the tax proceeds would be placed in a special City fund to be used to support enhancements to library and recreational services, such as after-school and summer programs for children and teens, homework centers, children's story times, increased public computer access/wireless connectivity, and enhanced evening and weekend hours at libraries and recreation centers. The City would also be required to maintain general fund expenditures for library and recreational services at the level stated in the 2014/2015 city budget.  However the City may reduce that general fund commitment proportionally in times of economic downturn. The City may also reduce golf-related general fund spending at any time.

 

A "Yes" vote is a vote to approve the imposition of the one-quarter cent sales tax for sixteen years, with oversight on the revenue and expenditure of funds from the tax by a committee of members of the public and an annual audit. A "No" vote is a vote to not impose the tax. The measure would be approved and the tax imposed if two-thirds (2/3) of the qualified electors voting on the measure vote "Yes".

 

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against the ballot measure

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