City of Riverside Hotel Tax Increase, Measure V (November 2010)

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A City of Riverside Hotel Tax Increase, Measure V was on the November 2, 2010 ballot for voters in the City of Riverside in Riverside County.[1] It was approved.

Measure V increases the city's hotel tax by 2%, from 11% to 13%. The increase will occur in stages with an increase to 12% in July 2012 and another increase to 13% in July 2014.

Politicians in the city said that the tax hike will generate $1.3 million in additional revenue for the city's general fund.

The ballot proposition does not provide specifics about how the money will be spent.

Election results

  • Yes: 38,827 (65.98%) Approveda
  • No: 20,021 (34.02%)

Election results are from the Riverside County elections division as of November 24, 2010.

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Measure V: To offset State budget cuts, provide local funding the State cannot take, and supplement City funds for essential services such as 9-1-1 response, police and fire protection, youth/senior programs, tourism, and facilities such as the convention center, libraries, and parks, shall the City's existing transient occupancy tax, also known as a hotel tax paid only by hotel guests, be increased by 2%, subject to audit and all funds staying local?[2]

See also


  1. Press Enterprise, "Hotel tax increase for Riverside to be on fall ballot," July 28, 2010
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.