November 2016 Ballot Measures

November 2016 Ballot Measures

Information About Measures OO, PP and 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 9-1-1 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 and NN Information 

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 percent 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 call Eric Engelbart, Deputy City Manager at (510) 577-3391 or contact eengelbart@sanleandro.org

 

Related Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Community Presentation

Staff Report and Resolutions

City Clerk's Ballot Information Page

Measure OO - Overview of Proposed Changes to Business License Rate

To protect/maintain local services, including: 911 emergency response;  neighborhood police patrols/ anti-gang enforcement; library programs for children, adults/ families; after school programs for children/ teens including, homework assistance/ reading programs; school police officers/ crossing guards; repairing potholes/ maintaining residential streets; and other City services, shall the City of San Leandro extend Measure Z and set the sales tax at 1/2 cent for 30 years, with citizens oversight, annual audits, all funds for San Leandro, no funds for Sacramento?

 

YES

 

NO