Difference between revisions of "Required approval rates for local California ballot measures"

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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Type of measure
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Use of revenue
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Vote of governing body
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Vote of public
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| City or county sales tax
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| align="center" | Unrestricted
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| align="center" | 2/3
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| align="center" | Majority
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| City or county sales tax
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| align="center" | Restricted
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| align="center" | 2/3
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| align="center" | 2/3
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| General law city non-sales general tax
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| align="center" | Unrestricted
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| align="center" | 2/3<ref name=consol>If the election is not consolidated with a general election, the governing body of the municipality must unanimously declare an emergency to hold the election</ref>
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| align="center" | Majority
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| Charter city non-sales general tax
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| align="center" | Unrestricted
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| align="center" | Majority<ref name=consol>If the election is not consolidated with a general election, the governing body of the municipality must unanimously declare an emergency to hold the election</ref>
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| align="center" | Majority
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| City or county special tax (other than sales)
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| align="center" | Restricted
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| align="center" | Majority
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| align="center" | 2/3
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| [[Parcel tax elections in California|All school or special district taxes]]
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| align="center" | Majority
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| align="center" | 2/3
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| General obligation bonds (municipalities)
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|
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| align="center" | Majority
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| align="center" | 2/3
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| [[School bond elections in California|General obligation bonds (schools)]]
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| align="center" | Majority
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| align="center" | 55%<ref>50% voter approval required if bond proceeds will repair/replace unsafe buildings</ref>
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| Property tax assessments
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| align="center" | Majority
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| align="center" | Majority<ref>Voted upon only be affected property owners; votes weighted by assessment liability</ref>
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| Property-related fees
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| align="center" | Majority
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| align="center" | 2/3<ref>Measure can also pass by majority vote of affected property owners</ref>
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* [http://www.californiacityfinance.com/RevApprv.pdf Approval Requirements for State and Local Revenue Measures in California]
 
* [http://www.californiacityfinance.com/RevApprv.pdf Approval Requirements for State and Local Revenue Measures in California]
  
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Latest revision as of 06:26, 3 November 2012

Type of measure Use of revenue Vote of governing body Vote of public
City or county sales tax Unrestricted 2/3 Majority
City or county sales tax Restricted 2/3 2/3
General law city non-sales general tax Unrestricted 2/3[1] Majority
Charter city non-sales general tax Unrestricted Majority[1] Majority
City or county special tax (other than sales) Restricted Majority 2/3
All school or special district taxes Majority 2/3
General obligation bonds (municipalities) Majority 2/3
General obligation bonds (schools) Majority 55%[2]
Property tax assessments Majority Majority[3]
Property-related fees Majority 2/3[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 If the election is not consolidated with a general election, the governing body of the municipality must unanimously declare an emergency to hold the election
  2. 50% voter approval required if bond proceeds will repair/replace unsafe buildings
  3. Voted upon only be affected property owners; votes weighted by assessment liability
  4. Measure can also pass by majority vote of affected property owners