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City of Woodland Sales Tax, Measure V (June 2010)

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A City of Woodland Sales Tax, Measure V ballot proposition was on the June 8, 2010 ballot for voters in the City of Woodland in Yolo County, where it was approved.

Measure V asked voters to approve a one-quarter cent sales tax that would be in force for 4 years. Measure V was accompanied on the ballot by three advisory votes, on Measures S, T and U. Measures S, T and U asked voters how they would allocate any funds that would be generated, if Measure V were enacted.

Measure V
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 4,892 54.8%
No4,02945.2%
These final, certified results are from the Yolo County elections office.

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

MEASURE V: Shall the Woodland City Council implement a one-quarter cent sales tax for general CITY SERVICES, PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES, with the following mandatory restrictions? The sales tax will expire after four years, unless reauthorized by the voters. - A detailed spending plan and report will be presented to the public and published in newspapers.[1]

Opposition

The Woodland Chamber of Commerce opposed Measure V.

Kristy Wright of the Chamber said that based on current sales tax rates, Measure V would put Woodland at the highest sales tax rate in the area and "therefore it would not be good for our local businesses, who are already struggling...In addition, the sales tax revenue is reliant on the current economy which is sluggish at best and therefore has no guarantee of generating the needed revenue to maintain our city services. History shows that higher sales tax encourages consumers to shop out of town or online. It is the chambers goal to keep our shoppers local."[2]

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  1. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  2. Daily Democrat, "Woodland chamber comes out against Measure V sales tax increase," June 3, 2010