Santa Cruz County Hotel Tax, Measure N (November 2012)

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A Santa Cruz County Hotel Tax, Measure N was on the November 6, 2012, ballot for voters in Santa Cruz County, where it was approved.

Measure N increased the lodging tax paid by those who stay at hotels, motels and other forms of transient lodging in the unincorporated areas of the county from 9.5% to 11%.

A simple majority vote was required for approval.

Election results

Measure N
Approveda Yes 80,990 72.77%
Final official results from the Santa Cruz County elections office.

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Measure N: "Additional One and One-Half Percent (1½%) Transient Occupancy Tax Rate. To protect the quality of life in Santa Cruz County by limiting further cuts to police, fire, emergency services, health services, parks and recreation, economic development, job creation, and other essential county services; shall Santa Cruz County be authorized to levy an additional tax of one and one-half of one percent in the Transient Occupancy Tax on people staying at lodging facilities in the unincorporated areas of the county?"[1]

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