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Alameda County, CA July 21, 2009 Election
Directory of Alameda County, CA Measures
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Measure C. An ordnance amending the city's hotel tax -- City of Oakland (Ordinance - 2/3 Approval Required)
Official Final Results
Pass: 38907 / 76.8% Yes votes ...... 11757 / 23.2% No votes
To provide additional funding to the Oakland Zoo, the Oakland Museum of California, the Chabot Space and Science Center, cultural arts programs and festivals and the Oakland Convention and Visitor Bureau, shall the City of Oakland add a three percent (3%) surcharge to the current eleven percent (11 %) Transient Occupancy Tax (Hotel Tax) that persons who stay in Oakland hotels pay?

Measure D. An amendment to the City Charter -- City of Oakland (Amendment to City Charter - Majority Approval Required)
Official Final Results
Pass: 36097 / 71.8% Yes votes ...... 14145 / 28.2% No votes
Shall the City Charter be amended to require that the City (1) set aside 3.0% of its annual unrestricted General Purpose Fund revenues for grants to children's and youth services, (2) in addition to the set aside, continue to spend the amount that the City already spends on children and youth, and (3) every twelve years extend these requirements for twelve more years or seek voter approval of the extension?

Measure F. Establish a new tax rate for "Cannabis Businesses" -- City of Oakland (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Official Final Results
Pass: 40439 / 80.0% Yes votes ...... 10107 / 20.0% No votes
Shall City of Oakland's business tax, which currently imposes a tax rate of $1.20 per $1,000 on "cannabis business" gross receipts, be amended to establish a new tax rate of $18 per $1,000 of gross receipts?

Measure H. Amend Oakland's Property Tax to clarify transfers of real property -- City of Oakland (City Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
Official Final Results
Pass: 37192 / 74.8% Yes votes ...... 12516 / 25.2% No votes
ShalI City of Oakland's Real Property Transfer Tax be amended to clarify that the tax applies to transfers of real property caused by changes in the ownership or control of corporations and other legal entities, such as mergers and acquisitions?

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Oakland Tribune

Pot, hotels, youth programs, tax code part of summer vote in Oakland 6/24/09
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