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November 6, 2018 — Elección General de California

— Business License Tax —

Local

City of Daly City
Measure BB - Majority Approval Required

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Resultados electorales

Passing

20,178 votos si (80.64%)

4,845 votos no (19.36%)

To maintain police/fire protection, paramedics, 911 emergency response, address homelessness; clean/repair streets/and public areas; retain and attract jobs/businesses; maintain Daly City financial stability and other general services, shall an ordinance be adopted increasing the City's business license tax by up to 0.05%, with a minimum of $110 per business, providing $420,000 annually until ended by voters, requiring independent audits and oversight, with all funds only for Daly City?

Análisis del analista legislativo / Proposal

The City of Daly City Council has placed Measure BB on the ballot to approve an ordinance increasing the existing business license tax on all businesses within Daly City. All revenues resulting from the increase in the business license tax would be unrestricted revenues allocated to the City's general fund and thus can be used for any legitimate general governmental purpose. No portion of the revenues generated by this tax would go to the State of California.

The proposed ordinance would increase the business tax rate as follows:

 * for businesses with annual gross receipts up to $100,000 from $100 to $110;

 * for businesses with annual gross receipts greater than $100,000 from $100 plus one-tenth of one percent (0.001) of gross receipts to $110 plus eleven-one-hundredths of one percent (0.0011) of gross receipts greater than $100,000; and 

 * for persons engaged in rental or leasing of buildings for dwelling, lodging, or sleeping purposes, other than transient lodging, from one-half of one percent (0.005) of gross receipts but not less than $100 to fifty-five one hundredths of one percent (0.0055) of gross receipts but not less than $110.

By way of example, a business with gross receipts of $1 million per year currently pays a business license tax of $1,000 per year; if Measure BB passes, that same business would pay a business license tax of $1,100 per year. Likewise an apartment building owner with gross receipts of $1 million per year currently pays a business license tax of $5,000 per year; if Measure BB passes, that same apartment owner would pay a business license tax of $5,500 per year.

Because the use of tax revenue generated by the increase in the business license tax can be used for unrestricted general governmental purposes, it is classifed as a "general tax."

A "Yes" vote is a vote in favor of the tax.

A "No" vote is a vote against the tax.

The ordinance will be approved if a majority of those voting on Measure BB vote "yes." 

— Rose Zimmerman, City Attorney

Argumento A FAVOR

Concerned about maintaining our public safety and vital City services?

Do something about it!  Vote Yes on BB to maintain Daly City's level of police officers, firefighters, and paramedics. Ensure our City is properly prepared for a natural disaster WITHOUT taxing Daly City's residents or property owners who are not business proprietors.

Measure BB is simply an update to the rate businesses pay for the right to do business in Daly City, ensuring that businesses of all sizes pay their fair share for maintaining City streets, public safety, and other services. Measure BB is NOT a tax on your home or property.

Measures BB and VV have both been placed on your ballot to maintain Daly City's long-term financial stability. ALL funds generated by Measures BB and VV must be used locally on OUR services - Sacramento politicians can't touch a cent!

 * YES On BB and VV maintains Daly City's 911 emergency response and improves police protection

 * YES on BB and VV maintains our local fire protection and paramedic services

 * YES on BB and VV maintains streets and public areas in our city, safe and clean

 * YES on BB and VV ensures Daly City is prepared for a natural disaster

Daly City's Police and Fire Departments have seen a dramatic increase in local calls for services. Seconds count in an emergency. YES on BB and VV ensures our local police officers and fire fighters can rapidly respond, saving lives.

YES on BB and VV are fiscally accountable. Both measures require mandatory annual independent financial audits and public review of the expenditures to ensure that all money generated is spent as promised to you, the taxpayer.

Join a unanimous City Council and Mayor in voting Yes on BB.

For information about Measures BB and VV, visit www.dalycity.org

 

/s/ Juslyn C. Manalo, Mayor, City of Daly City 

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