|Measure Q: 2010 City Council Election|
|Passed: 74.5% in favor, 25.5% opposed|
|AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DAVIS AMENDING ARTICLE 15.19 OF CHAPTER 15 TO THE CITY OF DAVIS MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO RE-AUTHORIZING AND EXTENDING THE ONE-HALF CENT TRANSACTIONS AND USE TAX FOR GENERAL PURPOSES THROUGH AND INCLUDING DECEMBER 31, 2016 SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE VOTERS TO CONTINUE TO BE ADMINISTERED BY THE STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION (Read full text)|
|Politics: Taxes, Other 2010 issues: Measure R.|
Measure Q on the June 2010 ballot asks Davis voters if the city should renew a prior 0.5% sales tax increase from 2004. Therefore, a vote of yes means that the local sales tax will continue at the current rate, and a vote of no would reduce the sales tax rate from 8.75% to 8.25%. If the measure passes, the funds will go to the city's general fund to be used for whatever purposes deemed necessary by the city government. This half cent sales tax was originally enacted by voters through Measure P of 2004, and it contained a sunset clause to make it expire after six years.
The City of Davis Official Website about the Tuesday, June 8, 2010 Municipal Election (consolidated with the Statewide Primary Election) and contains information about Measure Q:
There are currently two (2) campaign websites posted online that present two (2) opposing views on Measure Q:
Yes on Measure Q:
No on Measure Q:
This current ballot measure under the name Measure Q should not be confused with another identically named Measure Q which was a Parcel Tax Assessment Proposal for Davis Schools that was passed by local voters in the Tuesday, November 6, 2007 local election.