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Ballot Measure - 2010 City of San Leandro Municipal Election

Ballot Measure - 2010 City of San Leandro Municipal Election

Information About Measure Z

On July 19, the San Leandro City Council placed Measure Z on the November 2nd ballot. If adopted by voters, Measure Z creates a temporary, 7-year, guaranteed source of local funding for local services that cannot be taken by Sacramento. Measure Z protects and maintains essential services, such as police patrols, fire protection, 9-1-1 emergency response, library hours and programs, street and park maintenance, and youth and senior programs.

For more facts about Measure Z, please visit the following links:

REMEMBER TO VOTE!

  • Election Day is Tuesday, November 2, 2010
  • Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Remember to find Measure Z at the bottom of the ballot
  • Absentee ballots may be dropped off at any polling place in the County on Election Day
  • Register to vote online by October 18 at: http://www.acgov.org/rov/registration.htm

For more information about voting, please call the Alameda County Registrar of Voters at (510) 267-8683 or visit www.acgov.org/rov/.

OFFICIAL MEASURE BALLOT QUESTION:

San Leandro Temporary Emergency Funding. 

To protect and maintain local services, such as fire and 9-1-1 emergency response times, neighborhood police patrols, investigation and gang suppression officers, library hours/programs, street and pothole repairs, youth after-school and senior programs, and other general City services, shall the City of San Leandro enact a quarter-cent sales tax, for seven years, reviewed by a citizens' oversight committee, annual independent audits, and all funds for San Leandro and no funds for Sacramento?

 

 

YES

 

NO


Measure Z - San Leandro Temporary Emergency Funding

  • Temporary sales tax measure.
  • Would be imposed on retail transactions involving purchase and use of personal property (sales).
  • Rate would be one-quarter of one percent (0.25%) of the sales price of the transaction.
  • Would be effective for seven years and expire automatically unless extended by the voters.
  • Tax would be collected by the State Board of Equalization and remitted to the City.
  • Estimated to provide approximately $4 million annually for the duration of seven years.
  • The revenue would be used to support general municipal services.
  • The revenue would be legally required to stay in San Leandro for local services, and could not be taken by the State.
  • A Citizens Advisory Committee would be established to provide oversight.
  • Tax measure would be approved by a majority of affirmative votes.
  • Read the full text of the Ordinance here.

The Ballot Question
San Leandro Temporary Emergency Funding.
To protect and maintain local services, such as fire and 9-1-1 emergency response times, neighborhood police patrols, investigation and gang suppression officers, library hours/programs, street and pothole repairs, youth after-school and senior programs, and other general City services, shall the City of San Leandro enact a quarter-cent sales tax, for seven years, reviewed by a citizens' oversight committee, annual independent audits, and all funds for San Leandro and no funds for Sacramento?

Arguments For and Against Measure Z