City of Piedmont parcel tax, Measure Y (November 2012)
Measure Y extended for another four years a tax that has been in existence since 1980. Voters in the city have re-approved the tax every four years since then. The parcel tax is sometimes referred to in the city as a "Municipal Services Tax." It generates about $1.5 million a year in tax revenues for the city, out of a total city budget of approximately $21.5 million. The previous version of the tax would have expired on June 30, 2013. The tax will now go through June 30, 2017. The amount of the tax varies from parcel to parcel, depending on factors such as square footage and whether the parcel is residential or commercial.
A 2/3rds supermajority vote was required for approval.
- Final certified results from the Alameda County elections office.
The question on the ballot:
|MEASURE Y: "To maintain essential police, fire, and paramedic service, to prevent the reduction in maintenance in City parks, greenspaces and other public areas, and to prevent the loss of youth, family, and senior recreational and safety services, shall the City of Piedmont continue to authorize a parcel tax, replacing the existing Municipal Services Tax, as is more specifically set forth in Ord. 707 N.S. which is on file with the Piedmont City Clerk."|
- Website of the City of Piedmont
- Analysis of Measure Y
- Text of Measure Y
- The "No on Measure Y" website
- Piedmont Patch, "Parcel Tax Renewal: Pro, Con and Impartial," August 22, 2012
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.