City of San Bruno Hotel Tax, Measure F (November 2009)
Measure F increased the City of San Bruno’s hotel tax from 10% to 12%. Any guest who stays at a hotel or similar establishment within the city borders of San Bruno pays the tax.
The last time the San Bruno hotel tax was increased was in 1991, when the City Council raised it from 8% to 10%. In 2001, voters were asked to affirm the 10% rate because it wasn't clear that the City Council had previously had the authority to unilaterally increase the tax.
Hotel taxes are general taxes. Revenues raised from hotel taxes go into the city's general fund where they can be used for any general governmental function of the city.
In 2008-2009, the City of San Bruno took in $1,225,000 from the existing hotel tax. It was anticipated that Measure F would generate an additional $270,000 in revenue a year, assuming that hotel occupancy rates in the city stayed the same.
- These final, certified, results are from the San Mateo County elections office.
The question on the ballot:
|Measure F: "To preserve funding for general city services, shall the City of San Bruno approve an ordinance amending the San Bruno Municipal Code to increase the transient occupancy tax rate from ten (10%) to twelve (12%) per cent on the rent charged to hotel guests within the City?"|
Path to the ballot
The San Bruno City Council unanimously approved putting the tax increase, and putting the tax increase on the ballot, on July 14, 2009. By state law, a minimum of 2/3rds of the City Council had to vote in favor of the tax increase before it could go on the ballot.
- Full text of Measure F
- Analysis of Measure F
- Ballot Guide argument in favor of Measure F
- San Mateo local ballot measures, November 2009
- Measure F election results
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