Half Moon Bay Hotel Tax Increase, Measure Q (June 2008)
Measure Q increased Half Moon Bay's transient occupancy tax (hotel tax) from 10% to 12%.
The money raised by the tax hike was intended to pay for library services, programs and facilities for youths and seniors, police services, parks and recreation, and care of city streets.
At the time of the June 2008 vote, the City of Half Moon Bay owed $41.6 million in the Beachwood land-use judgment, which was one reason it is looking at alternative means to pay for recreation and library services.
- These final, certified, election results are from the San Mateo County elections office.
The question on the ballot:
|Measure Q: "To provide and maintain City of Half Moon Bay's library services; youth and senior facilities, programs and services; police services; park and recreational facilities and programs; city streets and other city purposes; shall an ordiance be adopted increasing the transient occupancy tax, which is general tax on the cost of hotel rooms, paid by the person renting the room, from 10 percent to 12 percent of the room rate?"|
- Letters assigned to local ballot measures San Mateo Daily News, March 14, 2008
- Roster of June 3 ballot measures in San Mateo County
- Half Moon Bay finance director resigns, Half Moon Bay Review, March 26, 2008