Voter Guide for November 8, 2016

Presidential General Election

CITY OF WEST SACRAMENTO

Measure E



 



 


CITY ATTORNEY'S IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF
MEASURE E
WEST SACRAMENTO GENERAL CITY SERVICES
TAX MEASURE
The City Council of the City of West Sacramento has
placed Measure E on the November 8, 2016 ballot.
Measure E would, if approved by voters, raise revenue
for general governmental purposes in the City of West
Sacramento by establishing a 0.25 percent (i.e., 1/4 cent)
transactions and use (sales) tax. A transactions and use
tax is administered by the State Board of Equalization, and
is allocated to the city where any goods are delivered or
placed into use.
The transactions and use tax that would be established
by Measure E is considered to be a “general tax.” As
a general tax, the revenue generated by Measure E will
be deposited in the City's general fund. Because this
transactions and use tax will be a general tax, the City of
West Sacramento will be able to use tax proceeds for any
legal governmental purpose.
Also, because Measure E is a general tax, it will be
approved if a simple majority (over 50%) of voters vote
in favor of it. If approved, Measure E would become
operative on April 1, 2017, and would remain in effect
until repealed.
A “YES” vote is a vote in favor of authorizing the
transactions and use tax. A “NO” vote is a vote against
the tax.
/s/ Jeffrey A. Mitchell
City Attorney

 


CITY OF WEST SACRAMENTO
ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE E
Measure E keeps West Sacramento's sales tax rate the
same while keeping more of the revenues right here in our
community instead of going to State government. Keeping
those dollars local means investing in West Sacramento's
future by:
• Fixing our roads and keeping them in good
condition.
• Connecting every local child to quality preschool,
affordable community college, and paid internships
with local employers. Measure E will invest in our
children's future by making preschool, career
readiness, and college universal in our city.
• Expanding our network of paths and trails for
walking and cycling.
• Implementing comprehensive solutions to address
homelessness, including housing, mental health,
and services for a path out of homelessness, as
well as enforcement of strong standards to protect
neighborhoods and public safety.
• Helping to enhance high-speed Internet access
throughout the city and using smart technology
and innovation to improve public services,
connectivity, and quality of life.
West Sacramento is the region's success story because
our community never stops getting better. Measure E
sustains the gains.
The sales tax you pay will not go up, because Measure
E just replaces a State tax that expires in December.
And even though we pay just 25 cents on every $100 of
taxable spending, most Measure E revenue comes from
regional retailers and business-to-business transactions,
so outsiders pay a greater portion than residents. West
Sacramento's sales tax rate will remain among the lowest
in the region. That's why local businesses support Measure E.
Please support this prudent investment in West Sacramento
by voting YES on Measure E.
/s/ Christopher Cabaldon, Mayor
/s/ Beverly "Babs" Sandeen, Mayor Pro Tem
/s/ Christopher Ledesma, City Council Member
/s/ William Kristoff, City Council Member
/s/ Denice Seals, CEO West Sacramento Chamber of
Commerce

 



 



 



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