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Business License Tax
City of Foster City
Majority Approval Required
Pass: 3,077 / 73.2% Yes votes ...... 1,126 / 26.8% No votes
Index of all Measures
Results as of Jan 15 5:15pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (14/14)|
25.4% Voter Turnout (91,335/359,535)
|Information shown below: Impartial Analysis | Arguments ||
To pay for general city services enjoyed by all residents and businesses in Foster City, including services such as police, fire, parks, recreation, and repairing and maintaining the levee, lagoon, streets and other infrastructure, shall an ordinance be adopted to increase the City's business license tax effective January 1, 2014?
|Arguments For Measure U|
Foster City is one of the best places on the Peninsula to live, work
and play, with fantastic parks and recreational amenities, high
quality and responsive police and fire departments, and well-
maintained roads, levees and lagoons.
To maintain this quality of life, the City has cut non-essential
services, shared services with other communities, frozen employee
salaries and reduced pension benefits. And yet a budget deficit
looms on the horizon.
The City's business license tax has not changed since 1972, even
while the cost of providing services has increased. Moreover,
the types of businesses in Foster City and how they operate has
In concert with the business community and the Chamber of
Commerce, we can bring the business license tax into the 21
Century by increasing the minimum tax amount and the maximum
tax amount over a 3 year period, then making sure the tax keeps
up with the times by allowing the maximum tax amount to change
with inflation. The Chamber of Commerce "believes the proposed
model is reasonable."
Your YES vote will allow Foster City to maintain quality services
enjoyed by all that live, work and play in our community.
Vote YES on Measure U
/s/ Pam Frisella Mayor
/s/ Charlie Bronitsky Vice Mayor
/s/ Art Kiesel Councilmember
/s/ Steve Okamoto Councilmember
/s/ Herb Perez Councilmembe
(No arguments against Measure U were submitted)