Town of Portola Valley Open Space Appropriations, Measure R (November 2009)

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A Town of Portola Valley Appropriations for Open Space, Measure R ballot question was on the November 3, 2009 ballot for voters in the Town of Portola Valley in San Mateo County, where it was approved.

Measure R authorized a change in the Town of Portola Valley's appropriations limit for each of the four fiscal years starting on July 1, 2010 by the amount of money that would/will be raised in those years by the 2% utility user’s tax that funds open-space projects.

Election results

Measure R
Approveda Yes 967 65.9%
These final, certified, results are from the San Mateo County elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Measure R: "Only if Town of Portola Valley Proposition Q adjusting the Town’s Appropriation limit passes shall the Town additionally adjust the appropriations limit each fiscal year commencing July 1, 2010 by the amount of money collected from imposition of the 2% Utility Users Tax (for open space purposes only) during the time of its levy and collection, provided authorization to adjust the appropriations limit shall not exceed four years from the end of Fiscal Year 2009-2010?"[1]


  • Portola Valley Councilman Steve Toben.[2]

About Portola Valley

Portola Valley is an incorporated town in San Mateo County with a population of about 4,400 as of the 2000 census. It is one of the top forty wealthiest towns in the United States, with a median household income of $158,217 a year. Within the State of California, Portola Valley is ranked as the sixth wealthiest place.

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  1. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  2. The Almanac, "Guest opinion for Portola Valley tax," October 22, 2009