City of National City Sales Tax Repeal, Proposition M (November 2008)
Proposition M asked voters if they wanted to repeal Sections 4.60.010 through 4.60.180 of the National City Municipal Code, which would have had the effect of repealing a one percent sales tax in effect in the city. That tax was approved by voters in 2006; it is a 10-year tax increase bumping the city's sales tax from 7.75% to 8.75%.
The effort to put Measure M on the ballot was sponsored by Richard Rider, the San Diego Libertarian Party, the San Diego County Taxpayers Association and National City resident Ed Teyssier.
The 8.75% tax that Proposition M would have repealed, if it had been approved, was tied with five other cities and the county of Alameda as the highest sales taxes in the state until the city of South Gate moved its sales tax to 9.25% on October 1.
- These final, certified, results are from the San Diego County elections office.
The question on the ballot:
|PROPOSITION M: "Shall an ordinance be approved repealing Sections 4.60.010 through 4.60.180 of the National City Municipal Code, in order to repeal an existing one percent transactions and use tax (sales tax) which is used for City services, facilities and programs?"|
- Ballot text
- Election results (dead link)
- Proposition M on Smart Voter
- Tax opponents target National City increase, but not Vista's
- San Diego County Taxpayers Association review of Proposition M
- San Diego Union Tribune, "Passage would mean cuts"
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.