Del Mar Cottage Rental Tax, Measure J (June 2010)
|Voting on Taxes|
|Not on ballot|
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.
- 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."
- Full text of Proposition J
- Official website of the City of Del Mar (dead link)
- List of local ballot propositions on the June 8 ballot in San Diego County
- Election results