Rohnert Park Sales Tax Increase, Measure E (June 2010)

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A Rohnert Park Sales Tax Increase, Measure E ballot proposition was on the June 8, 2010 ballot in the City of Rohnert in Sonoma County, where it was approved.

Measure E increased the city sales tax in Rohnert Park by one-half cent for five years. This was expected to raise somewhere between $2.4-$2.8 million a year for the city, during the five years that the tax hike will be in effect.[1]

Election results

Measure E
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 4,643 55.3%
No3,75444.7%
These final, certified, election results are from the Sonoma County elections office.

Support

A "Yes on Measure E" campaign committee was formed. It was funded by the local police union, which gave about $35,000 in donations. Most of the campaign funds were spent on mailers and campaign signs.[1]

Text of measure

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The question on the ballot:

Measure E: To preserve the safety and character of Rohnert Park, and maintain and protect general City services, including essential services such as neighborhood police patrols; fire protection; 9-1-1 emergency response; gang and sex offender enforcement; disaster preparedness; street paving and pothole repair; park maintenance; and other essential services shall the City of Rohnert Park enact a one-half cent transaction (sales) and use tax for five years, subject to annual audits and public review, with no money for Sacramento?[2]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Press Democrat, "Rohnert Park leaders think tax measure will pass," June 5, 2010 (dead link)
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.