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City of Coachella Sales Tax Questions, Measures K and L (November 2011)

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Two City of Coachella Sales Tax Questions, Measure K and Measure L, were on the November 8, 2011 ballot for voters in the City of Coachella in Riverside County.
  • Measure K was defeated.
  • Measure L was approved.

If Measure K had been approved, the sales tax on goods and services sold in Coachella would have increased by one-half percent (0.5%). All revenue from the sales tax increase would have gone into the city's general fund.

Measure L was an advisory question on what should be done with the funds raised by Measure K, if Measure K had been approved. Specifically, Measure L asked voters if Measure K funds should be "solely allocated towards purchasing and constructing park and recreation facilities and providing related park and recreational services."

The City of Coachella spent $25,000 on an informational campaign for Measure K.[1]

Measure K

Election results

Measure K
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No80673.47%
Yes 291 26.53%
Election results are from the Riverside County elections office.

Supporters

The official ballot guide arguments in favor of Measure K were signed by:

  • Emmanuel Martinez, Councilmember
  • Rudy Gutierrez, CYSA Little League-President, City of Coachella Planning Commissioner
  • Johnny Ortiz, President Coachella Little Arabs Youth Football
  • Victor H. Polanco, Vice-President Coachella Valley Desert Soccer League
  • Eduardo Garcia, Mayor, City of Coachella

They argue that:

"Your vote in favor of Measure K is critical to help the city of Coachella develop and properly maintain much needed public park space, community center facilities and recreational opportunities. Voting 'Yes' for Measure K supports the growing need of Coachella’s families, children and seniors as our parks and public facilities are often overcrowded and in need of repairs. A vote for Measure “K”, a half-cent sales tax, will allow residents young and old throughout the city to be healthier through outdoor activities, sports leagues and community events."

Ballot text

English

Measure K: Shall the ordinance adding Chapter 4.26 to the City Code to approve a 1/2 percent sales and use tax, in order to continue funding general municipal services, be adopted?

Espanol

Measure K: ¿Se deberá adoptar la ordenanza que agrega el Capítulo 4.26 al Código Municipal, el cual aprueba un impuesto sobre las ventas y el uso del ½ por ciento, para poder seguir financiando los servicios municipales generales?

Measure L

Election results

Measure L
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 557 51.05%
No53448.95%
Election results are from the Riverside County elections office.

Ballot text

English

Measure L: lf the City's Sales and Use Tax is increased by 0.5%, should the City solely allocate the additional revenue towards purchasing and constructing park and recreational facilities and providing related park and recreational services, and prohibit the additional revenue from being used for general City operations?

Espanol

Measure L: Si el impuesto sobre las ventas y el uso de la Ciudad se aumenta en un 0.5%, ¿debería asignar la ciudad los ingresos adicionales solamente para la compra y construcción de instalaciones recreativas y parques, y para brindar servicios recreativos y de parques, y prohibir el uso de los ingresos adicionales para financiar las actividades generales de la Ciudad?

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