City of Pacific Grove Sales Tax Increase, Measure U (June 2008)

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A City of Pacific Grove Sales Tax Increase, Measure U ballot question was on the June 3, 2008 ballot for voters in the City of Pacific Grove in Monterey County, California, where it was approved.

Measure U increased the city sales tax in the City of Pacific Grove by one cent, or 13.8%. This resulted in an overall increase in the city sales tax from 7.25% to 8.25%. This increase was expected to add about $1.3 million a year to the city's coffers.

Measure U was a permanent sales tax increase with no sunset provision. City of Pacific Grove voters defeated a smaller sales tax increase request in November 2007.

Election results

Measure U
Approveda Yes 3,010 65.49%
These final, certified, results are from the Monterey County elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Measure U: "Pacific Grove Vital City Services Measure: To protect/maintain essential City of Pacific Grove services by funding police officers and firefighters maintaining 9-1-1 police/fire response times, fixing potholes, improving/maintaining city streets, youth programs and parks, increasing code enforcement, expanding crime prevention programs, and preserving other general City services, shall the City sales tax be increased by one cent with published, independent annual financial audits of all expenditures available for public review?"[1]

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