Half Moon Bay Hotel Tax Increase, Measure Q (June 2008)

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A City of Half Moon Bay Hotel Tax Increase, Measure Q ballot question was on the June 3, 2008 ballot for voters in the City of Half Moon Bay in San Mateo County, California, where it was approved.

Measure Q increased Half Moon Bay's transient occupancy tax (hotel tax) from 10% to 12%.

The money raised by the tax hike was intended to pay for library services, programs and facilities for youths and seniors, police services, parks and recreation, and care of city streets.

At the time of the June 2008 vote, the City of Half Moon Bay owed $41.6 million in the Beachwood land-use judgment, which was one reason it is looking at alternative means to pay for recreation and library services.

Election results

Measure Q
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,523 67.27%
No74132.73%
These final, certified, election results are from the San Mateo County elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Measure Q: "To provide and maintain City of Half Moon Bay's library services; youth and senior facilities, programs and services; police services; park and recreational facilities and programs; city streets and other city purposes; shall an ordiance be adopted increasing the transient occupancy tax, which is general tax on the cost of hotel rooms, paid by the person renting the room, from 10 percent to 12 percent of the room rate?"[1]

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