City of Salinas Half-Cent Sales Tax in Perpetuity, Measure E (November 2012)
There was already a sales tax in the City of Salinas of a half-cent. It was approved in 2005 as Measure V. It was scheduled to expire in March 2016.
The approval of Measure V means the sales tax will not expire and instead will exist in perpetuity.
- Final official results from the Monterey County elections office.
The question on the ballot:
|Measure E: "Crime Prevention, Safety, Library and Essential Services. To preserve essential services and facilities in Salinas, including: crime and gang prevention; keeping libraries open; emergency response, police, fire, paramedics; fixing streets and sidewalks; parks and recreation for youth and seniors; and other city services; shall the City of Salinas renew its existing sales tax (Measure V) to provide ongoing local funds to be used only in Salinas, protected from State takeaways, with independent citizens’ oversight and annual audits?"|
- The Californian, "Salinas council approves tax measure for second time in 'do-over'," August 10, 2012
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.