City of Scotts Valley Sales Tax Increase, Measure U (November 2013)

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A City of Scotts Valley Sales Tax Increase, Measure U ballot question was on the November 5, 2013, election ballot for voters in the city of Scotts Valley in Santa Cruz County, which is in California. It was approved.

Measure U increased the sales tax from 8.25% to 8.75%, increasing the city's "general purpose" revenue by an estimated $1,200,000.[1]

The previous 8.25% sales tax was broken up in the following way:[1]

6.50% - State 0.75% - City 0.50% - Santa Cruz Metro Transit District 0.25% - Countywide Transportation Fund 0.25%- Countywide Library System 8.25% Total Sales Tax Rate

Revenue from the new 1/2 percent sales tax goes to the city.

Election results

Measure U
Approveda Yes 2,029 75.26%
These final, certified results are from the Santa Cruz County elections office.
This measure requires a 4/7ths (57.15%) majority for approval.

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Measure U:

City of Scotts Valley Temporary Sales Tax. Shall a temporary one-half of one percent sales tax rate increase be approved for an eight year period to keep the budget balanced and to preserve police, parks, recreation and other city services for the residents of Scotts Valley?[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Santa Cruz County voter’s pamphlet for November 5, 2013 election
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.