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City of Carpinteria Hotel Tax, Measure E (November 2012)

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A City of Carpinteria Hotel Tax, Measure E was on the November 6, 2012, ballot for voters the City of Carpinteria in Santa Barbara County, where it was approved.[1]

Measure E increased the lodging tax paid by those who stay at hotels, motels and other forms of transient lodging in the City of Carpinteria from 10% to 12%.

A simple majority vote was required for approval.

Election results

Measure E
Approveda Yes 4,061 77.80%
Final certified results from the Santa Barbara County elections office.

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Measure E: "To help maintain essential City services such as streeUpothole repair, park maintenance, law enforcement, youth and senior programs, and other City services, shall the City of Carpinteria adopt an ordinance to raise the City's hotel bed tax (Transient Occupancy Tax) from ten to twelve percent, paid only by hotel guests on their room rates, with annual independent audits, local oversight, and no money going to Sacramento?"[2]

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  1. Noozhawk, "Candidates, Measures Finalized for November Ballot," August 20, 2012
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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