City of Union City parcel tax, Measure K (June 2008)
If Measure K had been approved, it would have "extended and enhanced" for twenty years an existing parcel tax that the city levied on its property owners. Voters in Union City first approved a parcel tax in 2004; at the time of the vote on Measure K in 2008, that original parcel tax was generating about $2.3 million a year in revenue for the city.
After the defeat of Measure K, Union City's city council referred Measure UU to the November 4, 2008 ballot. Measure UU, which was approved, extended the pre-existing Union City parcel tax for eight years, instead of the twenty year extension requested in Measure K.
- These final, certified, election results are from the Alameda County elections office.
The question on the ballot:
|Measure K: "Shall the existing Public Safety Services Tax be extended and enhanced to expire in twenty years, with adjusted tax rates and an annual adjustment cap of 3%, in order to fund current and expanded police and fire protection services, youth violence prevention and intervention programs and services, and emergency preparedness supplies and services, in Union City?"|
- Union City to poll residents on Measure K
- Taxes on ballots around Bay Area, San Francisco Chronicle review article, May 18, 2008.
- Alameda voters to decide on 5 ballot measures (dead link)
- California City Finance analysis of June 3, 2008 local ballot measures
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