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City of National City Sales Tax Repeal, Proposition M (November 2008)

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Proposition M, or the National City Measure D sales tax repeal proposal, appeared on the November 4, 2008 ballot in San Diego County, California for voters in the city of National City.

Proposition M was defeated with 42.46% of the vote.

It asked voters if they wanted to repeal Sections 4.60.010 through 4.60.180 of the National City Municipal Code, which would have the effect of repealing a one percent sales tax in effect in the city. That tax was approved by voters in 2006. Unless it is repealed, it is a 10-year tax increase bumping the city's sales tax from 7.75 percent to 8.75 percent. [1]

The effort to put Measure M on the ballot was sponsored by Richard Rider, the San Diego Libertarian Party, the San Diego County Taxpayers Association and National City resident Ed Teyssier.

The 8.75% tax that Proposition M would repeal tied with five other cities and the county of Alameda as the highest sales taxes in the state until the city of South Gate moved its sales tax to 9.25% on October 1.

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