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Dallas No Taxpayer Subsidies for Hotels Without Popular Vote (2009)

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The No Taxpayer Subsidies for Hotels Without a Popular Vote ballot measure, also known as Proposition 2, appeared on the May 9, 2009 ballot in Dallas County in the city of Dallas.

If it had been approved by voters, the measure would have added a new city charter that will require Dallas to:

  • Conduct a citywide referendum each time the city wants to give $1 million or more in subsidies to private developers of hotels, condominiums and retail facilities.
  • 500 registered voters from Dallas would have to sign a petition to call a citywide referendum on this type of subsidy.[1]

UNITE HERE, a service employee union, has been a primary supporter of the measure.[2]

The measure was defeated.[3]

  • Yes: 33,824 (42.09%)
  • No: 46,541 (57.91%) Defeatedd[4]

Path to the ballot

More than 20,000 signatures were collected to qualify it for the ballot.

Same ballot

The Dallas City-Owned Convention Center Hotel Referendum (2009) will be on the same May 9 ballot.

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