Ballot Measure 2016
Information About Measures OO, PP & NN
Local Measures on the November 8, 2016 Ballot
Dear Friends and Neighbors:
On July 18th the City of San Leandro City Council unanimously placed Measures OO (business license tax amendments), PP (an update to the hotel tax), and NN (a new cannabis business tax) on the November 2016 ballot. If enacted, funds from these measures could be used to provide City services such as maintaining parks and open space and enhancing disaster preparedness.
If adopted by voters, funds from Measures OO, PP and NN could be used to:
- Provide shelters for abused women and children
- Enhance safety net programs for homeless and at-risk adults and children
- Fix potholes and repair City streets
- Improve 911 emergency response times
- Attract new businesses and create jobs in San Leandro
- Enhance park, walking, and running trails in San Leandro
Measures OO, PP and NN require independent citizen oversight and annual independent financial audits to ensure that all funds are spent locally. No funds generated by Measures OO, PP or NN can be taken by the State.
Official Measures OO, PP & NN Information
|Measure||Description||Affirmative Response||Negative Response|
|OO||To maintain and enhance the City of San Leandro, with funding that cannot be taken by Sacramento, including: enhancing City infrastructure and general city services, shall the City of San Leandro modify the ongoing business license tax to reduce taxes for small businesses, charge 10% of gross receipts for parking lots, and charge $100 per 1,000 square feet of warehouse and distribution space, providing $800,000 annually, requiring independent citizen oversight, and all funds stay in San Leandro?||Yes||No|
|PP||To maintain and enhance the City of San Leandro, with funding that cannot be taken by Sacramento, including: enhancing library programming for children, more space for books, reference materials and public access computers, enhancing parks and infrastructure, and other general City services, shall the City of San Leandro increase the ongoing transient occupancy tax charged to hotel guests from 10% to 14%, providing $200,000 annually, requiring independent citizen oversight, financial audits, and all funds staying in the City of San Leandro?||Yes||No|
|NN||To maintain and enhance the City of San Leandro, with funding that cannot be taken by Sacramento, including: social services, public art, programs that celebrate diversity, multilingual programming and other general city services, shall the City of San Leandro levy an ongoing tax of up to 10% of gross receipts of cannabis (marijuana) businesses in the city, providing $500,000 annually, requiring independent citizen oversight, financial audits, and that all funds stay in the City of San Leandro?||Yes||No|
If you have any specific questions, please don't hesitate to contact Eric Engelbart, Deputy City Manager.