A Santa Barbara County Hotel Tax, Measure K
ballot question was on the June 8, 2010 ballot
for voters in Santa Barbara County
, where it was approved.
Measure K maintained an existing 10% bed tax rate on hotels in the unincorporated areas of the county. The bed tax for these hotels was moved to 10% from 8% in 1990, with the additional 2% set to expire in 2010. If Measure K had been defeated, the bed tax would have gone back to 8%. If that had happened, the county would have received about $1.2 million less in bed tax revenue than it currently does.
| Measure K|
| Yes|| 54,169|| 71.56%|
- These final, certified results are from the Santa Barbara County elections office.
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|| MEASURE K: Shall an ordinance to continue Section 32-12 of the Santa Barbara County Code to sustain the current transient occupancy tax rate of ten percent (10%) upon transients occupying defined hotels located only within the unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County be approved?