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Ballot Measure Y (Sales Tax) Information

The City of Culver City is placing a proposal to implement a half-cent sales tax (Measure Y) on the Nov. 6 ballot.

On July 16, 2012, the City Council agreed to hold a Special Municipal Election in conjunction with the Statewide General Presidential Election on Nov. 6. The special election will include a ballot for Measure Y – a proposal to implement a one half-cent local transactions and use tax (commonly known as the Sales Tax). 

According to the City, the adoption of an ordinance to place Measure Y on the ballot was done – in part – for the following reasons:

To enhance the City of Culver City's ability to offset state budget cuts and provide essential City services to the residents of Culver City...

Click on the PDF documents to the right of this article to read the full City proposal and adoption of the resolution.

City Attorney Carol Schwab also wrote an impartial analysis of Measure Y that stated in part:

If the measure is approved by the voters, soem of the services and programs that may receive funding include: police, fire, senior services, streets, parks, recreation and other general City services.

Click on the PDF document to the right of this article to read Attorney Schwab’s statement in full.

For more information, including how to register to vote, click here to visit the City of Culver City’s website.

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S... August 02, 2012 at 07:32 PM
I'm into supporting our local government, but I'm rather leery of supporting a higher local tax rate. I'm also a new homeowner in Culver City and am grateful for the neighborhood in which I reside. I hope this isn't Culver City's method of becoming the new Santa Monica. What has happened to honest to goodness, old fashioned budgeting?
Jeanne Miller August 03, 2012 at 01:39 AM
I say NO to an increase in sales tax. Enough already. Can't we recover from this lousy economy without having your hands in our pockets for more money? Sheesh! Learn how to stop spending money for a change!
Andrew Leist September 25, 2012 at 08:15 AM
The sales tax increase is a good idea because it won't just hit Culver City locals. A large number of people come to CC for the restaurants, Westfield, & Costco. They're driving on our roads & increasing our traffic. Measure Y will affect raise their taxes too, and CC will benefit. If we don't pass Measure Y, the City Council will cut services. I don't know what exactly will be cut; no one does. But it could be road repair, Senior Center services, street sweeping, tree trimming, police & fire staff, etc. I'd rather keep all those things at the current levels of service. And 50 cents on a $100 purchase isn't going to hurt anyone.
Paul V. October 02, 2012 at 08:48 PM
If measure Y does not pass, the citizens of culver city will see a huge drop in city services. Including the very important services of the fire and police departments. It will be a domino effect. There will be less police on the street. Crime will increase. Fire department staffing levels will drop, which will cause longer response times, which will cause loss of life on medical calls and loss of property in fire calls. Homeowners insurance costs will rise because the fire department will lose it's ISO Class 1 rating. Both fire and police already operate at lower staffing levels than the surrounding cities. If measure Y does not pass, the city will suffer more than anyone can imagine. As far as "old fashioned budgeting" goes, the city has lost $40.5 million in state funding thanks to the wonderful governor! How do you re-budget that kind of a loss without cutting essential city services??
Al October 15, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Vote NO. I have witnessed first hand how inefficient and lazy culver city employees are, milking their cushy salaries and benefits, while their productivity is highly questionable. Fire the lazy inefficient employees, and make do with fewer, harder working individuals. I'm sure there's no shortage of hard working unemployed people to take their place.

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