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Transient Occupancy Tax
City of Campbell
hotel tax - Majority Approval Required
Pass: 9,254 / 73.16% Yes votes ...... 3,395 / 26.84% No votes
Index of all Measures
|Results as of Nov 23 2:45pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (30/30)|
|Information shown below: Impartial Analysis | Arguments | Full Text|
To help prevent additional budget cuts and maintain/protect city services, including 911 emergency response times, firefighters, police patrols, crime prevention, city streets and pothole repair, after-school programs for children/teens and nutrition programs for seniors, shall the City of Campbell increase the existing transient occupancy tax charged to hotel guests from 10% to 12% with proceeds placed in the City's General Fund for local use and with independent annual financial audits?
The tax rate is a percentage of the amount charged for occupying the lodging facilities. The current tax rate is ten percent, which was enacted by an ordinance of the City Council in 1995, and ratified by the voters in 1998. A yes vote on Measure N would increase the tax rate charged for occupying hotels and other lodging facilities to twelve percent starting on January 1, 2011; and there would be independent annual financial audits.
According to the City's Finance Department, the approval of Measure N would raise approximately $250,000 in additional revenue for the City. This revenue would be deposited in the City's general fund, and would be available for use by the City for any of its general expenses, including such things as 911 emergency responses, firefighting efforts, police patrols, crime prevention, city streets and pothole repair, after-school programs for children/teens and nutrition programs for seniors.
/s/ William R. Seligmann
|Arguments For Measure N|
Vote YES on Measures M and N, companion measures to maintain vital city services and protect our quality of life in Campbell.
The State has taken millions of dollars from Campbell to deal with the State's deficit. To be fiscally responsible and operate efficiently, the City of Campbell has cut more than $7 million and mandated furlough days for all staff. Our community simply cannot afford additional cuts.
Vote YES on Measures M and N to provide protected and reliable sources of local revenue to help maintain critical services, including:
Vote Yes on Measures M and N for important taxpayer protection provisions:
NO MONEY GOES TO THE STATE - these measures will give Campbell local control over local funds for local needs.
ANNUAL INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL AUDITS AND YEARLY REPORTS TO THE COMMUNITY to keep the City accountable for how funds are spent.
Please support our City and join a broad coalition of community leaders, business owners and residents: VOTE YES ON MEASURE M AND YES ON MEASURE N.
Visit http://www.SupportCampbell.org for more information.
/s/ Ann Height
/s/ Alan G. Lowder
/s/ Gary Berg
/s/ Arthur E. Ring
(No arguments against Measure N were submitted)
|Full Text of Measure N|
|ORDINANCE NO. 2133
BEING AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF CAMPBELL AMENDING SECTION 3.34.020 OF THE CAMPBELL MUNICIPAL CODE TO INCREASE THE TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX FROM TEN PERCENT TO TWELVE PERCENT
The City Council and the People of the City of Campbell to ordain as follows:
SECTION ONE: Section 3.34.020 of the Campbell Municipal Code is hereby amended to read:
3.34.020 Tax imposed.
SECTION TWO: The proceeds of the tax increased by this ordinance shall be deposited in the City's general fund for use by the City for any of the City's general expenses, such as, without limitation or necessary inclusion 911 emergency responses, firefighting efforts, police patrols, crime prevention, city streets and pothole repair, after-school programs for children/teens and nutrition programs for seniors. The taxes referenced in this ordinance shall be collected as provided in Chapter 3.34 of Campbell Municipal and applicable law. There will be independent annual financial audits.
SECTION THREE: The City Council may also amend, revise, or clarify any provision of Chapter 3.34 of the Campbell Municipal Code without additional approval of the voters, so long as those amendments, revisions or clarifications do not increase or extend any tax.
SECTION FOUR: This ordinance shall take effect on January 1, 2011, provided that the tax increase set forth herein is approved by a majority of the votes cast by voters voting on the measure by which such increase is presented to them.
COMPLETE TEXT OF MEASURE N - Continued
AYES: Councilmembers: Kotowski, Kennedy, Furtado, Baker, Low
APPROVED: Evan D. Low, Mayor
ATTEST: Anne Bybee, City Clerk