Del Mar Cottage Rental Tax, Measure J (June 2010)

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A Del Mar Cottage Rental Tax, Measure J ballot proposition was on the June 8, 2010 ballot in for voters in Del Mar in San Diego County, where it was defeated.[1]

There's already a hotel tax in Del Mar of 11.5%, paid by those who stay for 30 days or less in multi-unit hotels, rooming houses, apartments and condominiums. The June 8 ballot measure would extend that tax to cover cottages. Cottages don't fall under the current tax, because they are by definition not multi-unit.

If voters had approved the Cottage Tax, it would have generated about $181,000 more in taxes every year for the City of Del Mar.

Election results

Measure J
Defeatedd No81356.62%
Yes 623 43.38%
These final, certified results are from the Sand Diego County elections office.


The San Diego County Taxpayers Association opposed the measure, saying it would create a bureaucratic headache for cottage owners.

Residents Hershell Price, Jill Cary, Jack Batzler (a retired Rear Admiral), Merna Sturgis and H. Randall Stoke signed the ballot arguments opposing Measure J.

They said, "Short-term rentals are part of the fabric of Del Mar and have never needed regulation. This regulation will cause a loss of property rights we have always had."[2]

See also

Scenic, tourist-attracting Del Mar, looking toward Torrey Pines State Reserve

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