City of Salinas Half-Cent Sales Tax in Perpetuity, Measure E (November 2012)

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A City of Salinas Half-Cent Sales Tax in Perpetuity, Measure E ballot question was on the November 6, 2012, ballot for voters in the City of Salinas in Monterey County, where it was approved.[1]

There was already a sales tax in the City of Salinas of a half-cent. It was approved in 2005 as Measure V. It was scheduled to expire in March 2016.

The approval of Measure V means the sales tax will not expire and instead will exist in perpetuity.[1]

Election results

Measure E
Approveda Yes 25,708 77.60%
Final official results from the Monterey County elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Measure E: "Crime Prevention, Safety, Library and Essential Services. To preserve essential services and facilities in Salinas, including: crime and gang prevention; keeping libraries open; emergency response, police, fire, paramedics; fixing streets and sidewalks; parks and recreation for youth and seniors; and other city services; shall the City of Salinas renew its existing sales tax (Measure V) to provide ongoing local funds to be used only in Salinas, protected from State takeaways, with independent citizens’ oversight and annual audits?"[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 The Californian, "Salinas council approves tax measure for second time in 'do-over'", August 10, 2012
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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