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{{tnr}}A '''City of Berkeley Pools parcel tax''' is on the {{nov06ca2012}} for voters in the City of Berkeley in {{alameda}}.<ref>[http://www.berkeleyside.com/2012/06/27/berkeley-council-approves-pools-measure-debates-streets/ ''Berkeleyside'', "City Council approves pools measure, debates streets", June 27, 2012]</ref>
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{{tnr}}A '''City of Berkeley Pools parcel tax, Measure O''' was on the {{nov06ca2012}} for voters in the City of Berkeley in {{alameda}}, where it was '''defeated'''.<ref>[http://www.berkeleyside.com/2012/06/27/berkeley-council-approves-pools-measure-debates-streets/ ''Berkeleyside'', "City Council approves pools measure, debates streets", June 27, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://berkeley.patch.com/articles/deadline-looms-for-ballot-arguments ''Berkeley Patch'', "Deadline Looms for Ballot Arguments", August 16, 2012]</ref>
  
If voters approve it, a parcel tax will be imposed on real estate within the city. The amount of the tax will vary depending on the number of square feet. Altogether, the tax would raise about $604,000 each year for the City. The money, if the tax is approved, can only be used to support the operation and maintenance of a new Warm Water Pool and a new Willard Pool.
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If voters had approved Measure O, a parcel tax would have been imposed on real estate within the city. The amount of the tax varied depending on the number of square feet. Altogether, the tax would have raised about $604,000 each year for the City. The money, if the tax had been approved, was only to be used to support the operation and maintenance of a new Warm Water Pool and a new Willard Pool.
  
The fate of the pools parcel tax is tied to the fate of a different measure on the same {{nov06ca2012}}: the [[Berkeley Pools bond proposition (November 2012)|Berkeley Pools bond proposition]]. If one wins, and the other loses, they are both moot.
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The fate of the pools parcel tax was tied to the fate of a different measure on the same {{nov06ca2012}}: the [[Berkeley Pools bond proposition, Measure N (November 2012)|Berkeley Pools Measure N bond proposition]]. If one won, and the other lost, they are both moot.
  
 
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A {{2/3}} was required for approval.
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==Election results==
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:''Final certified results from the [http://www.acgov.org/rov/current_election/index.htm Alameda County elections office].''
  
 
==Support==
 
==Support==
  
 
* Rob Collier, Ed Gold and Maggie Knutson are the co-chairs of the "Berkeley Pools Campaign", which is the main campaign committee advocating for the measure.<ref>[http://www.dailycal.org/2012/06/18/pools-op-ed/ ''The Daily Californian'', "Pools bond would preserve city’s quality of life", June 18, 2012]</ref>
 
* Rob Collier, Ed Gold and Maggie Knutson are the co-chairs of the "Berkeley Pools Campaign", which is the main campaign committee advocating for the measure.<ref>[http://www.dailycal.org/2012/06/18/pools-op-ed/ ''The Daily Californian'', "Pools bond would preserve city’s quality of life", June 18, 2012]</ref>
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==Ballot text==
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  text = '''MEASURE O:''' "Shall a special tax of $0.00779 per square foot of improvements on land in Berkeley be authorized to fund maintenance and operation of the replacement Warm Water and Willard Pools, if a bond measure funding construction of those pools is adopted?"
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==See also==
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* [[Parcel tax elections in California#November 6|November 6, 2012 parcel tax elections in California]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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* [http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/uploadedFiles/Clerk/Elections/Pools%20Tax%20-%20Question%20and%20Text%20ONLY.pdf Text of Measure O]
 
* [http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/uploadedFiles/Clerk/Level_3_-_City_Council/2012/06Jun/2012-06-26_Item_39b_General_Obligation_Bond_and_Special_Tax.pdf Resolution authorizing the bond proposition]
 
* [http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/uploadedFiles/Clerk/Level_3_-_City_Council/2012/06Jun/2012-06-26_Item_39b_General_Obligation_Bond_and_Special_Tax.pdf Resolution authorizing the bond proposition]
 
* [http://www.berkeleypools.org/ Website of the Berkeley Pools Campaign]
 
* [http://www.berkeleypools.org/ Website of the Berkeley Pools Campaign]
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* [http://basiscraft.com/-/2012/10/08/widget/index.html Berkeley Ballot Measure Browser]
  
 
==References==
 
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Revision as of 06:01, 5 December 2012

A City of Berkeley Pools parcel tax, Measure O was on the November 6, 2012 ballot for voters in the City of Berkeley in Alameda County, where it was defeated.[1][2]

If voters had approved Measure O, a parcel tax would have been imposed on real estate within the city. The amount of the tax varied depending on the number of square feet. Altogether, the tax would have raised about $604,000 each year for the City. The money, if the tax had been approved, was only to be used to support the operation and maintenance of a new Warm Water Pool and a new Willard Pool.

The fate of the pools parcel tax was tied to the fate of a different measure on the same November 6, 2012 ballot: the Berkeley Pools Measure N bond proposition. If one won, and the other lost, they are both moot.

Square feet Annual tax
1,200 $9.35
1,500 $11.69
1,900 $14.80
3,000 $23.37
10,000 $77.90

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

Election results

Measure O
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No20,12940.00%
Yes 30,191 60.00%
Final certified results from the Alameda County elections office.

Support

  • Rob Collier, Ed Gold and Maggie Knutson are the co-chairs of the "Berkeley Pools Campaign", which is the main campaign committee advocating for the measure.[3]

Ballot text

The question on the ballot:

MEASURE O: "Shall a special tax of $0.00779 per square foot of improvements on land in Berkeley be authorized to fund maintenance and operation of the replacement Warm Water and Willard Pools, if a bond measure funding construction of those pools is adopted?"[4]

See also

External links

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References


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