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San Mateo County Sales Tax for Parks, Measure O (June 2008)

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A San Mateo County Sales Tax for Parks, Measure O ballot question was on the June 3, 2008 ballot in San Mateo County, California, where it was defeated.

If Measure O had been approved, it would have enacted a one-eighth-cent sales tax to support parks and recreation services provided by cities, special districts and the county. The funds raised by this tax would go to maintain and repair parks and trails and facilities such as public bathrooms; and preserve natural open spaces.

A 2/3rds supermajority vote was required for approval.

Election results

Measure O
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No39,80439.48%
Yes 61,009 60.52%
These final, certified, election results are from the San Mateo County elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Measure O: "To better support parks and recreation services provided by cities, special districts, and San Mateo County, including: Supporting after-school and summer programs for children and teens; providing overdue maintenance and repairs to parks, trails, and recreation areas; preserving natural open spaces; maintaining and improving park bathrooms and facilities; repairing and upgrading playgrounds and playing fields; Shall San Mateo County enact a one-eighth (1/8) cent sales tax, with annual audits and reports to the community?"[1]

See also

External links

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