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Santa Barbara County Hotel Tax, Measure K (June 2010)

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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.[1]

Election results

Measure K
Approveda 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?[2]

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  1. Noozhawk, "Countywide Measure K Would Maintain 10% Bed Tax Rate," May 31, 2010
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.