Alameda

Alameda County

Description:

To protect San Francisco Bay for future generations by reducing trash, pollution and harmful toxins, improving water quality, restoring habitat for fish, birds and wildlife, protecting communities from floods, and increasing shoreline public access, shall the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority authorize a parcel tax of $12 per year, raising approximately $25 million annually for twenty years with independent citizen oversight, audits, and all funds staying local? (Measure AA, 6/7/2016.)

Rate:

$12 per parcel annually.

Exemptions:

Parcels already exempt from state ad valorem tax shall also be exempt from parcel taxes.

Uniformity:

Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

70.1

Effective Date

7/1/2016

Sunset Date

6/30/2036

Election Date:

6/7/2016

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Alameda County

Description:

To protect San Francisco Bay for future generations by reducing trash, pollution and harmful toxins, improving water quality, restoring habitat for fish, birds and wildlife, protecting communities from floods, and increasing shoreline public access, shall the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority authorize a parcel tax of $12 per year, raising approximately $25 million annually for twenty years with independent citizen oversight, audits, and all funds staying local? (Measure AA, 6/7/2016.)

Rate:

$12 per parcel annually.

Exemptions:

Parcels already exempt from state ad valorem tax shall also be exempt from parcel taxes.

Uniformity:

Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

70.1

Effective Date

7/1/2016

Sunset Date

6/30/2036

Election Date:

6/7/2016

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Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District

Description:

Shall the proposed special tax set forth in Resolution 82-2 of the Board of Trustees of the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District be adopted? (Measure K, 6/8/1982)

Rate:

The maximum allowable rates are $1.75 per parcel, $3.50 per multiple unit (2-4 units), and $8.75 per multiple unit (5 or more units), or mobile home park. The tax may not be increased for inflation.

Exemptions:

Non-residential parcels are exempt from taxation.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

67.65

Effective Date

7/1/1982

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

6/8/1982

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Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District

Description:

Shall the proposed special tax set forth in Resolution 82-2 of the Board of Trustees of the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District be adopted? (Measure K, 6/8/1982)

Rate:

The maximum allowable rates are $1.75 per parcel, $3.50 per multiple unit (2-4 units), and $8.75 per multiple unit (5 or more units), or mobile home park. The tax may not be increased for inflation.

Exemptions:

Non-residential parcels are exempt from taxation.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

67.65

Effective Date

7/1/1982

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

6/8/1982

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Alameda County Service Area EM 1983-1

Description:

Shall a special tax be approved to continue emergency medical services including paramedic, ambulance and trauma services at a rate of $21.14 per benefit unit, to be adjusted according to the Consumer Price Index for the San Francisco Bay Area, as proposed in Ordinance 0-97-52, described in the Voter Information Pamphlet? (Measure C, 6/3/1997.)

Rate:

The special tax shall be imposed at a maximum rate of $21.14 per benefit unit for fiscal year 1996-97, and may be increased annually thereafter by the change in the Consumer Price Index. The benefit units are assigned as follows: 1 unit per living unit; 5 units per department store and discount house; 4 units per restaurant; 7 units per shopping center; 4 units per supermarket; 2 units per warehouse; 4 units per light industry; 6 units per heavy industry; 4 units per bank; 4 units per 1-5 story office building; 7 units per office building more than 5 stories tall. Other units apply, depending on property type.

Exemptions:

All property (unless otherwise exempted by state or federal law) is subject to tax.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

Effective Date

6/3/1997

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

6/3/1997

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Alameda County Service Area EM 1983-1

Description:

Shall a special tax be approved to continue emergency medical services including paramedic, ambulance and trauma services at a rate of $21.14 per benefit unit, to be adjusted according to the Consumer Price Index for the San Francisco Bay Area, as proposed in Ordinance 0-97-52, described in the Voter Information Pamphlet? (Measure C, 6/3/1997.)

Rate:

The special tax shall be imposed at a maximum rate of $21.14 per benefit unit for fiscal year 1996-97, and may be increased annually thereafter by the change in the Consumer Price Index. The benefit units are assigned as follows: 1 unit per living unit; 5 units per department store and discount house; 4 units per restaurant; 7 units per shopping center; 4 units per supermarket; 2 units per warehouse; 4 units per light industry; 6 units per heavy industry; 4 units per bank; 4 units per 1-5 story office building; 7 units per office building more than 5 stories tall. Other units apply, depending on property type.

Exemptions:

All property (unless otherwise exempted by state or federal law) is subject to tax.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

Effective Date

6/3/1997

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

6/3/1997

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Alameda Unified School District

Measure A

Description:

To maintain high-quality Alameda schools by protecting small class sizes; core academic, art, music and athletic programs; neighborhood schools; and retaining excellent teachers, shall Alameda Unified School District replace two existing parcel taxes with one annual parcel tax for 7 years in the amounts described in the voter pamphlet, with an exemption for seniors, strict accountability measures including oversight by an independent citizens� committee and an annual audit, and every dollar staying in Alameda schools? (Measure A, 3/8/2011.)

Rate:

The special tax is imposed at the lesser of $0.32 per building square foot or $7,999 per parcel for real properties with one or more buildings; and $299 per parcel for all other real property.

Exemptions:

Parcels owned and occupied by persons age 65 years and older may apply for an exemption. An exemption may also be granted to persons receiving Supplemental Security Income for a disability, regardless of age, for the owner�s principle place of residence.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

68.01

Effective Date

7/1/2011

Sunset Date

6/30/2018

Election Date:

3/8/2011

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Alameda Unified School District

Measure A

Description:

To maintain high-quality Alameda schools by protecting small class sizes; core academic, art, music and athletic programs; neighborhood schools; and retaining excellent teachers, shall Alameda Unified School District replace two existing parcel taxes with one annual parcel tax for 7 years in the amounts described in the voter pamphlet, with an exemption for seniors, strict accountability measures including oversight by an independent citizens� committee and an annual audit, and every dollar staying in Alameda schools? (Measure A, 3/8/2011.)

Rate:

The special tax is imposed at the lesser of $0.32 per building square foot or $7,999 per parcel for real properties with one or more buildings; and $299 per parcel for all other real property.

Exemptions:

Parcels owned and occupied by persons age 65 years and older may apply for an exemption. An exemption may also be granted to persons receiving Supplemental Security Income for a disability, regardless of age, for the owner�s principle place of residence.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

68.01

Effective Date

7/1/2011

Sunset Date

6/30/2018

Election Date:

3/8/2011

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Alameda Unified School District

Measure B1

Description:

To maintain high-quality Alameda schools by protecting small class sizes; core academic, art, music, science, innovative, and athletic programs; neighborhood schools; and retaining excellent teachers; shall Alameda Unified School District continue for seven years, without increase, its existing parcel tax rate of $0.32 per building square foot not to exceed $7,999 per parcel, with senior exemptions, strict accountability measures (annual audits and independent citizen oversight), and all approximately $12,000,000 raised annually staying in Alameda schools? (Measure B1, 11/8/2016.)

Rate:

$0.32 per square foot, up to $7,999 per parcel.

Exemptions:

Parcels owned and occupied by residents 65 years or older may apply for an exemption. An exemption shall also be granted to disabled persons and to disabled seniors with income less than 250% of poverty limit.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

74.25

Effective Date

7/1/2018

Sunset Date

6/30/2025

Election Date:

11/8/2016

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Alameda Unified School District

Measure B1

Description:

To maintain high-quality Alameda schools by protecting small class sizes; core academic, art, music, science, innovative, and athletic programs; neighborhood schools; and retaining excellent teachers; shall Alameda Unified School District continue for seven years, without increase, its existing parcel tax rate of $0.32 per building square foot not to exceed $7,999 per parcel, with senior exemptions, strict accountability measures (annual audits and independent citizen oversight), and all approximately $12,000,000 raised annually staying in Alameda schools? (Measure B1, 11/8/2016.)

Rate:

$0.32 per square foot, up to $7,999 per parcel.

Exemptions:

Parcels owned and occupied by residents 65 years or older may apply for an exemption. An exemption shall also be granted to disabled persons and to disabled seniors with income less than 250% of poverty limit.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

74.25

Effective Date

7/1/2018

Sunset Date

6/30/2025

Election Date:

11/8/2016

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Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District

Measure BB

Description:

To preserve affordable local public transportation services that allow seniors and people with disabilities to remain independent, take students to and from school, help East Bay residents commute to work and reduce traffic and air pollution by reducing the number of cars on the road, shall the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) increase its existing parcel tax by $2 per parcel per month for ten years with an independent fiscal oversight committee and all money staying local? (Measure BB, 11/2/2004.) (Note: Measure VV, approved in 2008, extended this measure until 6/30/2019. The district obtains $29.3 million from parcel taxes, including Measures AA, BB and VV.)

Rate:

$48 per parcel.

Exemptions:

Owners of undeveloped land, developed but vacant land and tax-exempt land will not be subject to the tax.

Uniformity:

Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

72.5

Effective Date

7/1/2005

Sunset Date

6/30/2019

Election Date:

11/2/2004

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Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District

Measure BB

Description:

To preserve affordable local public transportation services that allow seniors and people with disabilities to remain independent, take students to and from school, help East Bay residents commute to work and reduce traffic and air pollution by reducing the number of cars on the road, shall the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) increase its existing parcel tax by $2 per parcel per month for ten years with an independent fiscal oversight committee and all money staying local? (Measure BB, 11/2/2004.) (Note: Measure VV, approved in 2008, extended this measure until 6/30/2019. The district obtains $29.3 million from parcel taxes, including Measures AA, BB and VV.)

Rate:

$48 per parcel.

Exemptions:

Owners of undeveloped land, developed but vacant land and tax-exempt land will not be subject to the tax.

Uniformity:

Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

72.5

Effective Date

7/1/2005

Sunset Date

6/30/2019

Election Date:

11/2/2004

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Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District

Measure C1

Description:

To preserve essential local public transportation services, including those for youth, commuters, seniors, and people with disabilities, while keeping fares reasonable, shall the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District extend its existing 8 dollars per month parcel tax at current levels for 20 years with no increase in tax rate, raising approximately 30 million dollars annually, with independent oversight and all money spent locally? (Measure C1, 11/8/2016.)

Rate:

Parcels that are undeveloped or that have been vacant for more than six months in any year shall be exempt. Properties exempt from property tax shall also be exempt from parcel taxes.

Exemptions:

Owners of undeveloped land, developed but vacant land and tax-exempt land will not be subject to the tax.

Uniformity:

Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

82.1

Effective Date

7/1/2019

Sunset Date

6/30/2039

Election Date:

11/2/2016

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Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District

Measure C1

Description:

To preserve essential local public transportation services, including those for youth, commuters, seniors, and people with disabilities, while keeping fares reasonable, shall the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District extend its existing 8 dollars per month parcel tax at current levels for 20 years with no increase in tax rate, raising approximately 30 million dollars annually, with independent oversight and all money spent locally? (Measure C1, 11/8/2016.)

Rate:

Parcels that are undeveloped or that have been vacant for more than six months in any year shall be exempt. Properties exempt from property tax shall also be exempt from parcel taxes.

Exemptions:

Owners of undeveloped land, developed but vacant land and tax-exempt land will not be subject to the tax.

Uniformity:

Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

82.1

Effective Date

7/1/2019

Sunset Date

6/30/2039

Election Date:

11/2/2016

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Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District

Measure VV

Description:

To preserve affordable local public transportation that allows seniors and people with disabilities to remain independent, takes students to and from school, provides transportation alternatives given skyrocketing gas prices, helps residents commute to work and reduces traffic and greenhouse gas emissions by getting cars off the road shall the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) increase its existing parcel tax by $4 per parcel, per month for ten years with independent oversight and all money staying local? (Measure VV, 11/4/2008.) (Note: Measure VV extends Measure BB, approved in 2004, until 6/30/2019; and imposes an additional tax of $48 per parcel. The district obtains $29.3 million from parcel taxes, including Measures AA, BB and VV.)

Rate:

Measure VV imposes an additional tax of $48 per parcel, bringing the total district parcel tax to $96 per parcel.

Exemptions:

Owners of undeveloped land, developed but vacant land and tax-exempt land will not be subject to the tax.

Uniformity:

Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

71.9

Effective Date

7/1/2009

Sunset Date

6/30/2019

Election Date:

11/4/2008

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Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District

Measure VV

Description:

To preserve affordable local public transportation that allows seniors and people with disabilities to remain independent, takes students to and from school, provides transportation alternatives given skyrocketing gas prices, helps residents commute to work and reduces traffic and greenhouse gas emissions by getting cars off the road shall the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) increase its existing parcel tax by $4 per parcel, per month for ten years with independent oversight and all money staying local? (Measure VV, 11/4/2008.) (Note: Measure VV extends Measure BB, approved in 2004, until 6/30/2019; and imposes an additional tax of $48 per parcel. The district obtains $29.3 million from parcel taxes, including Measures AA, BB and VV.)

Rate:

Measure VV imposes an additional tax of $48 per parcel, bringing the total district parcel tax to $96 per parcel.

Exemptions:

Owners of undeveloped land, developed but vacant land and tax-exempt land will not be subject to the tax.

Uniformity:

Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

71.9

Effective Date

7/1/2009

Sunset Date

6/30/2019

Election Date:

11/4/2008

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Albany Unified School District

Measure I of 2009

Description:

To help restore teacher positions and student services lost because of deep and unprecedented State budget cuts, including school safety and security, reading and math support, music, art and library services, shall the Albany Unified School District levy a special parcel tax for only five years at $149 per year on residential units (three cents/sq. ft. on non-residential parcels), with annual audits and adjustments for inflation, exempting homeowners age 65 and over and low-income taxpayers? (Measure I, 11/3/2009.)

Rate:

The special tax is imposed at a rate of $149 per residential unit; and $149 or $0.03 per square foot of land area per non-residential parcel, whichever is greater.

Exemptions:

Parcels owned and occupied by persons age 65 years or older may apply for an exemption. Low-income homeowners, as specified, may also apply for an exemption. Low-income renters may apply for a rebate, upon application from the District.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

76.32

Effective Date

7/1/2010

Sunset Date

6/30/2015

Election Date:

11/3/2009

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Albany Unified School District

Measure I of 2009

Description:

To help restore teacher positions and student services lost because of deep and unprecedented State budget cuts, including school safety and security, reading and math support, music, art and library services, shall the Albany Unified School District levy a special parcel tax for only five years at $149 per year on residential units (three cents/sq. ft. on non-residential parcels), with annual audits and adjustments for inflation, exempting homeowners age 65 and over and low-income taxpayers? (Measure I, 11/3/2009.)

Rate:

The special tax is imposed at a rate of $149 per residential unit; and $149 or $0.03 per square foot of land area per non-residential parcel, whichever is greater.

Exemptions:

Parcels owned and occupied by persons age 65 years or older may apply for an exemption. Low-income homeowners, as specified, may also apply for an exemption. Low-income renters may apply for a rebate, upon application from the District.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

76.32

Effective Date

7/1/2010

Sunset Date

6/30/2015

Election Date:

11/3/2009

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Albany Unified School District

Measure J of 2009

Description:

To maintain high quality Albany public schools, shall Albany Unified School District combine, without increasing, three existing special school taxes into a single annual tax of $555/residential unit (eleven cents/sq. ft. on nonresidential parcels), adjusted annually for inflation, exempting homeowners age 65 and over and low-income taxpayers, with funds for school library and mental health services, science, technology, arts, music courses and athletics, small class sizes, and attracting and retaining highly qualified teachers? (Measure J, 11/3/2009.)

Rate:

The special tax is imposed at a rate of $555 per residential unit; or $555 or $0.11 per square foot of land area per non-residential parcel, whichever is greater.

Exemptions:

Parcels owned and occupied by persons age 65 years or older may apply for an exemption. Low-income homeowners, as specified, may also apply for an exemption. Low-income renters may apply for a rebate, upon application from the District.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

77.34

Effective Date

7/1/2010

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

11/3/2009

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Albany Unified School District

Measure J of 2009

Description:

To maintain high quality Albany public schools, shall Albany Unified School District combine, without increasing, three existing special school taxes into a single annual tax of $555/residential unit (eleven cents/sq. ft. on nonresidential parcels), adjusted annually for inflation, exempting homeowners age 65 and over and low-income taxpayers, with funds for school library and mental health services, science, technology, arts, music courses and athletics, small class sizes, and attracting and retaining highly qualified teachers? (Measure J, 11/3/2009.)

Rate:

The special tax is imposed at a rate of $555 per residential unit; or $555 or $0.11 per square foot of land area per non-residential parcel, whichever is greater.

Exemptions:

Parcels owned and occupied by persons age 65 years or older may apply for an exemption. Low-income homeowners, as specified, may also apply for an exemption. Low-income renters may apply for a rebate, upon application from the District.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

77.34

Effective Date

7/1/2010

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

11/3/2009

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Albany Unified School District

Measure LL of 2014

Description:

To maintain excellent schools; preserve funding for science, art, music, library services, and reading and math support; attract and retain exceptional teachers and counselors; limit class sizes; and keep schools safe and technology and textbooks up?to?date; shall Albany Unified School District replace an expiring $159/year parcel tax with a temporary, six?year parcel tax of $278/year, with senior and SSI/SSDI exemptions, adjustments for inflation, independent audits, and all funds staying local to benefit Albany students? (Measure LL, 11/4/2014.)

Rate:

$228 per parcel

Exemptions:

Parcels owned and occupied by persons age 65 years or older may apply for an exemption. Low-income homeowners, as specified, may also apply for an exemption. Low-income renters may apply for a rebate, upon application from the District.

Uniformity:

Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

84.07

Effective Date

7/1/2015

Sunset Date

6/30/2021

Election Date:

11/4/2014

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Albany Unified School District

Measure LL of 2014

Description:

To maintain excellent schools; preserve funding for science, art, music, library services, and reading and math support; attract and retain exceptional teachers and counselors; limit class sizes; and keep schools safe and technology and textbooks up?to?date; shall Albany Unified School District replace an expiring $159/year parcel tax with a temporary, six?year parcel tax of $278/year, with senior and SSI/SSDI exemptions, adjustments for inflation, independent audits, and all funds staying local to benefit Albany students? (Measure LL, 11/4/2014.)

Rate:

$228 per parcel

Exemptions:

Parcels owned and occupied by persons age 65 years or older may apply for an exemption. Low-income homeowners, as specified, may also apply for an exemption. Low-income renters may apply for a rebate, upon application from the District.

Uniformity:

Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

84.07

Effective Date

7/1/2015

Sunset Date

6/30/2021

Election Date:

11/4/2014

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Amador County CFD No. 2006-1

Description:

Shall the Board of Supervisors of the County of Amador be authorized to levy a special tax in its Community Facilities District No. 2006-1 (Fire Protection Services), County of Amador, State of California (the �Community Facilities District�) on an annual basis to pay for certain public services which are in addition to the services currently provided in the territory of the Community Facilities District as described in the Resolution of Formation adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Amador on January 9, 2007, and shall an annual appropriations limit in the amount of one million dollars ($1,000,000) be established for fiscal year 2006-2007 in connection with the Community Facilities District? (Election held 1/9/2007)

Rate:

Beginning with fiscal year 2006-07, the maximum special tax is set at: $515.30 per unit per single-family residential property; $360.70 per unit per multi-family residential property; $515.30 per equivalent dwelling unit, or portion thereof, per non-residential property; and $256.75 per equivalent dwelling unit, or portion thereof, in excess of 4 equivalent dwelling units (EDUs).

Exemptions:

Properties exempt from ad valorem taxes shall be exempt from special taxes. Undeveloped property without a use permit is also exempt.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Mello-Roos Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

100

Effective Date

7/1/2006

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

1/9/2007

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Berkeley Unified School District

Measure A (Expired June 30, 2017)

Description:

To support quality public education, shall Berkeley Unified School District replace two annual special taxes expiring in 2007 with one annual special tax for 10 years at 22.80 cents/sq. ft. for residential buildings, 34.36 cents/sq. ft. for commercial and other buildings and $50 for unimproved parcels with annual cost-of-living adjustments? Funds shall continue to be used for designated purposes, including class size reduction, school libraries, music programs, teacher training, and academic support. Independent monitoring committees will oversee use of funds. (Measure A, 11/2/2006.)

Rate:

The special tax is levied on square footage of all improvements, except where improvements are otherwise exempt from tax, as follows: 22.80 cents per square foot on all improvements on residential parcels; 34.36 cents per square foot on all improvements on commercial, industrial, and institutional parcels; and $50 per unimproved parcel. The tax base is described in the Berkeley Municipal Code Section 7.56.020. Tax rates may be adjusted for inflation, as defined by Education Code Section 42238.1(b).

Exemptions:

Eligible exemptions include: Real property exempt from ad valorem taxes; Parcels owned and occupied by persons age 65 years or older; and parcels owned and occupied by low-income individuals, as specified.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

79.7

Effective Date

7/1/2007

Sunset Date

6/30/2017

Election Date:

11/2/2006

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Berkeley Unified School District

Measure A (Expired June 30, 2017)

Description:

To support quality public education, shall Berkeley Unified School District replace two annual special taxes expiring in 2007 with one annual special tax for 10 years at 22.80 cents/sq. ft. for residential buildings, 34.36 cents/sq. ft. for commercial and other buildings and $50 for unimproved parcels with annual cost-of-living adjustments? Funds shall continue to be used for designated purposes, including class size reduction, school libraries, music programs, teacher training, and academic support. Independent monitoring committees will oversee use of funds. (Measure A, 11/2/2006.)

Rate:

The special tax is levied on square footage of all improvements, except where improvements are otherwise exempt from tax, as follows: 22.80 cents per square foot on all improvements on residential parcels; 34.36 cents per square foot on all improvements on commercial, industrial, and institutional parcels; and $50 per unimproved parcel. The tax base is described in the Berkeley Municipal Code Section 7.56.020. Tax rates may be adjusted for inflation, as defined by Education Code Section 42238.1(b).

Exemptions:

Eligible exemptions include: Real property exempt from ad valorem taxes; Parcels owned and occupied by persons age 65 years or older; and parcels owned and occupied by low-income individuals, as specified.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

79.7

Effective Date

7/1/2007

Sunset Date

6/30/2017

Election Date:

11/2/2006

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Berkeley Unified School District

Measure E1

Description:

To support high quality public education and fund class size reduction, school libraries, teacher training, student support, music programs, instructional technology, and other designated purposes, shall the Berkeley Unified School District replace its expiring special tax with an annual tax at 37� / square foot for taxable buildings, for eight years, with annual cost-of-living adjustments and a low-income senior exemption? (Measure E1, 11/8/2016.)

Rate:

The special tax is levied on square footage of all improvements, except where improvements are otherwise exempt from tax, as follows: 6.31 cents per square foot on all improvements on residential parcels; 9.46 cents per square foot on all improvements on commercial, industrial, and institutional parcels; and $20 per unimproved parcel. The tax base is described in the Berkeley Municipal Code Section 7.56.020. Tax rates may be adjusted for inflation, as defined by Education Code Section 42238.1(b).

Exemptions:

Parcels owned and occupied by seniors 65 years and older may apply for an exemption if they qualify as low-income as defined by the Berkeley municipal code.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

88.86

Effective Date

7/1/2017

Sunset Date

6/30/2025

Election Date:

11/8/2016

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Berkeley Unified School District

Measure E1

Description:

To support high quality public education and fund class size reduction, school libraries, teacher training, student support, music programs, instructional technology, and other designated purposes, shall the Berkeley Unified School District replace its expiring special tax with an annual tax at 37� / square foot for taxable buildings, for eight years, with annual cost-of-living adjustments and a low-income senior exemption? (Measure E1, 11/8/2016.)

Rate:

The special tax is levied on square footage of all improvements, except where improvements are otherwise exempt from tax, as follows: 6.31 cents per square foot on all improvements on residential parcels; 9.46 cents per square foot on all improvements on commercial, industrial, and institutional parcels; and $20 per unimproved parcel. The tax base is described in the Berkeley Municipal Code Section 7.56.020. Tax rates may be adjusted for inflation, as defined by Education Code Section 42238.1(b).

Exemptions:

Parcels owned and occupied by seniors 65 years and older may apply for an exemption if they qualify as low-income as defined by the Berkeley municipal code.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

88.86

Effective Date

7/1/2017

Sunset Date

6/30/2025

Election Date:

11/8/2016

More Information:

Berkeley Unified School District

Measure H

Description:

To provide essential maintenance of schools and grounds, shall Berkeley Unified School District continue its existing special tax of 6.3 cents/square foot on residential buildings and 9.460 cents/square foot on commercial buildings, and $20 on unimproved parcels with annual cost of-living adjustments for 10 years? Revenues maintain school buildings, classrooms, playgrounds, roofs, electrical systems, and address fire and safety hazards. The state cannot take the funds. An independent committee oversees funds. (Measure H, 11/2/2010.)

Rate:

The special tax is levied on square footage of all improvements, except where improvements are otherwise exempt from tax, as follows: 6.31 cents per square foot on all improvements on residential parcels; 9.46 cents per square foot on all improvements on commercial, industrial, and institutional parcels; and $20 per unimproved parcel. The tax base is described in the Berkeley Municipal Code Section 7.56.020. Tax rates may be adjusted for inflation, as defined by Education Code Section 42238.1(b).

Exemptions:

Eligible exemptions include: Real property exempt from ad valorem taxes; Parcels owned and occupied by persons age 65 years or older; Parcels owned and occupied by low-income individuals, as specified.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

80.88

Effective Date

7/1/2013

Sunset Date

6/30/2023

Election Date:

11/2/2010

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Berkeley Unified School District

Measure H

Description:

To provide essential maintenance of schools and grounds, shall Berkeley Unified School District continue its existing special tax of 6.3 cents/square foot on residential buildings and 9.460 cents/square foot on commercial buildings, and $20 on unimproved parcels with annual cost of-living adjustments for 10 years? Revenues maintain school buildings, classrooms, playgrounds, roofs, electrical systems, and address fire and safety hazards. The state cannot take the funds. An independent committee oversees funds. (Measure H, 11/2/2010.)

Rate:

The special tax is levied on square footage of all improvements, except where improvements are otherwise exempt from tax, as follows: 6.31 cents per square foot on all improvements on residential parcels; 9.46 cents per square foot on all improvements on commercial, industrial, and institutional parcels; and $20 per unimproved parcel. The tax base is described in the Berkeley Municipal Code Section 7.56.020. Tax rates may be adjusted for inflation, as defined by Education Code Section 42238.1(b).

Exemptions:

Eligible exemptions include: Real property exempt from ad valorem taxes; Parcels owned and occupied by persons age 65 years or older; Parcels owned and occupied by low-income individuals, as specified.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

80.88

Effective Date

7/1/2013

Sunset Date

6/30/2023

Election Date:

11/2/2010

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City of Alameda

Community Facilities District No. 03-1 (Bayport Municipal Services District)

Description:

Shall a special tax payable solely from lands within Community Facilities District No. 03-1 of the City of Alameda (Bayport Municipal Services District) (the CFD) be levied annually, commencing in the City�s fiscal year 2003-2004 upon lands within the CFD to pay the costs of providing certain municipal services and pay the costs of the City in administering the CFD, and shall the annual appropriations limit of the CFD be established in the amount of $10,000,000? (Election held 10/21/2003.)

Rate:

The maximum special tax rates shall not exceed: $960 per affordable home ownership unit, moderate income unit, final mapped property (for affordable home ownership unit), and final mapped property (designated for moderate income unit); and $1,200 per single family dwelling unit and final mapped property (designated for single family dwelling unit). The tax shall be increased annually by the change in the Consumer Price Index.

Exemptions:

Government property is exempt from taxation.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Mello-Roos Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

100

Effective Date

7/1/2003

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

10/21/2003

More Information:

City of Alameda

Community Facilities District No. 03-1 (Bayport Municipal Services District)

Description:

Shall a special tax payable solely from lands within Community Facilities District No. 03-1 of the City of Alameda (Bayport Municipal Services District) (the CFD) be levied annually, commencing in the City�s fiscal year 2003-2004 upon lands within the CFD to pay the costs of providing certain municipal services and pay the costs of the City in administering the CFD, and shall the annual appropriations limit of the CFD be established in the amount of $10,000,000? (Election held 10/21/2003.)

Rate:

The maximum special tax rates shall not exceed: $960 per affordable home ownership unit, moderate income unit, final mapped property (for affordable home ownership unit), and final mapped property (designated for moderate income unit); and $1,200 per single family dwelling unit and final mapped property (designated for single family dwelling unit). The tax shall be increased annually by the change in the Consumer Price Index.

Exemptions:

Government property is exempt from taxation.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Mello-Roos Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

100

Effective Date

7/1/2003

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

10/21/2003

More Information:

City of Alameda

Community Facilities District No.1 (Harbor Bay)

Description:

Shall the City of Alameda on behalf of Community Facilities District No.1 (Harbor Bay) (the �CFD�) incur an indebtedness and issue bonds in the maximum aggregate principal amount of $17,000,000, with interest at a rate or rates not to exceed the maximum interest rate permitted by law at the time of sale of such bonds on behalf of the CFD, the proceeds of which will be used to acquire and construct public facilities within the CFD; shall a special tax payable solely from lands within the CFD be levied annually upon lands within the CFD to pay for the principal and interest upon such bonds and pay the costs of the City of Alameda in administering the CFD, and shall the appropriations limit of the CFD be established in the amount $17,000,000? (Election held 3/31/1989.)

Rate:

The maximum initial special tax shall be imposed at a rate of $1,900 to $2,800 per developed housing parcel, depending on the parcel�s improvement square footage and the location of which neighborhood the parcel is located in (Neighborhoods A-D). Beginning July 1, 1990, and in each fiscal year thereafter, the Initial Special Tax set forth shall be automatically escalated by 4 percent.

Exemptions:

Properties exempt from ad valorem taxation shall be exempt, as well as government property.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Mello-Roos Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

100

Effective Date

7/1/1989

Sunset Date

Unavailable

Election Date:

3/31/1989

More Information:

City of Alameda

Community Facilities District No.1 (Harbor Bay)

Description:

Shall the City of Alameda on behalf of Community Facilities District No.1 (Harbor Bay) (the �CFD�) incur an indebtedness and issue bonds in the maximum aggregate principal amount of $17,000,000, with interest at a rate or rates not to exceed the maximum interest rate permitted by law at the time of sale of such bonds on behalf of the CFD, the proceeds of which will be used to acquire and construct public facilities within the CFD; shall a special tax payable solely from lands within the CFD be levied annually upon lands within the CFD to pay for the principal and interest upon such bonds and pay the costs of the City of Alameda in administering the CFD, and shall the appropriations limit of the CFD be established in the amount $17,000,000? (Election held 3/31/1989.)

Rate:

The maximum initial special tax shall be imposed at a rate of $1,900 to $2,800 per developed housing parcel, depending on the parcel�s improvement square footage and the location of which neighborhood the parcel is located in (Neighborhoods A-D). Beginning July 1, 1990, and in each fiscal year thereafter, the Initial Special Tax set forth shall be automatically escalated by 4 percent.

Exemptions:

Properties exempt from ad valorem taxation shall be exempt, as well as government property.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Mello-Roos Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

100

Effective Date

7/1/1989

Sunset Date

Unavailable

Election Date:

3/31/1989

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City of Alameda Health Care District (Alameda Hospital)

Description:

So that the Alameda Hospital may remain open and continue to provide emergency and other healthcare services, shall the Local Agency Formation Commission of Alameda County�s January 10, 2002 resolution, ordering the formation of the City of Alameda Health Care District in the territory described, subject to certain terms and conditions, including adding a $13,000,000 appropriations limit, and authorizing the District to levy an annual special tax of up to $298 per parcel or per possessory interest, to defray operating expenses and capital needs, all as more particularly described in the resolution, be approved? (Measure A, 4/9/2002.)

Rate:

A maximum special tax of $298 per parcel or per possessory interest shall be imposed.

Exemptions:

All property (unless otherwise exempted by state or federal law) is subject to tax.

Uniformity:

Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

68.6

Effective Date

7/1/2002

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

4/9/2002

More Information:

City of Alameda Health Care District (Alameda Hospital)

Description:

So that the Alameda Hospital may remain open and continue to provide emergency and other healthcare services, shall the Local Agency Formation Commission of Alameda County�s January 10, 2002 resolution, ordering the formation of the City of Alameda Health Care District in the territory described, subject to certain terms and conditions, including adding a $13,000,000 appropriations limit, and authorizing the District to levy an annual special tax of up to $298 per parcel or per possessory interest, to defray operating expenses and capital needs, all as more particularly described in the resolution, be approved? (Measure A, 4/9/2002.)

Rate:

A maximum special tax of $298 per parcel or per possessory interest shall be imposed.

Exemptions:

All property (unless otherwise exempted by state or federal law) is subject to tax.

Uniformity:

Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

68.6

Effective Date

7/1/2002

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

4/9/2002

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City of Albany

Emergency Medical Services Tax

Description:

Shall a special tax of $18.00 per residential unit be authorized in the City of Albany to fund Paramedic Advanced Life Support [ALS] fire engines and future ambulance purchases as part of the City of Albany�s Emergency Medical Services Program? (Measure N, 11/7/2000.) Note: In 2010, voters approved Measure P, which authorizes the City Council to increase the tax commencing with fiscal year 2011-12 in accordance with the Consumer Price Index.

Rate:

The special tax is imposed at the following rates: $18 per residential parcel; $36 per commercial parcel; $72 per industrial parcel; $18 per institutional parcel; and $18 per rural parcel.

Exemptions:

Unavailable

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

78.1

Effective Date

7/1/2001

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

11/7/2000

More Information:

City of Albany

Emergency Medical Services Tax

Description:

Shall a special tax of $18.00 per residential unit be authorized in the City of Albany to fund Paramedic Advanced Life Support [ALS] fire engines and future ambulance purchases as part of the City of Albany�s Emergency Medical Services Program? (Measure N, 11/7/2000.) Note: In 2010, voters approved Measure P, which authorizes the City Council to increase the tax commencing with fiscal year 2011-12 in accordance with the Consumer Price Index.

Rate:

The special tax is imposed at the following rates: $18 per residential parcel; $36 per commercial parcel; $72 per industrial parcel; $18 per institutional parcel; and $18 per rural parcel.

Exemptions:

Unavailable

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

78.1

Effective Date

7/1/2001

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

11/7/2000

More Information:

City of Albany

Sidewalk Improvement Tax

Description:

To accelerate urgent work to improve the safety and quality of Albany�s sidewalks, avoiding the steeper costs of deferring the work later, shall the City of Albany pass this ordinance creating a guaranteed source of local funding for Albany�s public sidewalks that must be spent locally for Albany residents? (Measure P, 11/8/2016.)

Rate:

The special tax is imposed at the following rates: between $27.60 and $49.69 per parcel annually for single-family residences depending on square footage; $15.46 per unit annually for condominiums and townhouses; $15.46 per unit annually for multifamily residences; and between $49.69 and $88.50 per parcel annually for nonresidential units.

Exemptions:

Properties already exempted from state ad valorem tax shall be exempt from parcel taxes.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

78.6

Effective Date

1/1/2017

Sunset Date

12/31/2017

Election Date:

11/8/2016

More Information:

City of Albany

Sidewalk Improvement Tax

Description:

To accelerate urgent work to improve the safety and quality of Albany�s sidewalks, avoiding the steeper costs of deferring the work later, shall the City of Albany pass this ordinance creating a guaranteed source of local funding for Albany�s public sidewalks that must be spent locally for Albany residents? (Measure P, 11/8/2016.)

Rate:

The special tax is imposed at the following rates: between $27.60 and $49.69 per parcel annually for single-family residences depending on square footage; $15.46 per unit annually for condominiums and townhouses; $15.46 per unit annually for multifamily residences; and between $49.69 and $88.50 per parcel annually for nonresidential units.

Exemptions:

Properties already exempted from state ad valorem tax shall be exempt from parcel taxes.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

78.6

Effective Date

1/1/2017

Sunset Date

12/31/2017

Election Date:

11/8/2016

More Information:

City of Albany

Street Paving and Storm Drain Facility Improvement Parcel Tax

Description:

Do you approve a Street Paving and Storm Drain Facility Improvement Parcel Tax in the amount of $96.00 per Equivalent Residential Unit to raise revenue for city wide street paving and storm drain facility repairs and improvements, as is specifically set forth in the proposed Ordinance that appears in the voter pamphlet? (Measure F, 6/6/2006.)

Rate:

The special tax shall not exceed: $96 per single-family residential parcel; $72 per multi-family residential parcel; $72 per condominium; or $96 per non-residential parcels with less than 3,000 square feet. For non-residential parcels with more than 3,000 square feet, the rate may be calculated as follows: (Parcel Square Footage / 3,000 square feet) x $96. The tax shall be increased annually to adjust for inflation, as calculated by the All Urban Consumer Price Index for San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose.

Exemptions:

Eligible exemptions include government, open space, park, and low-income homeowner property.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

71.1

Effective Date

7/1/2006

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

6/6/2006

More Information:

City of Albany

Street Paving and Storm Drain Facility Improvement Parcel Tax

Description:

Do you approve a Street Paving and Storm Drain Facility Improvement Parcel Tax in the amount of $96.00 per Equivalent Residential Unit to raise revenue for city wide street paving and storm drain facility repairs and improvements, as is specifically set forth in the proposed Ordinance that appears in the voter pamphlet? (Measure F, 6/6/2006.)

Rate:

The special tax shall not exceed: $96 per single-family residential parcel; $72 per multi-family residential parcel; $72 per condominium; or $96 per non-residential parcels with less than 3,000 square feet. For non-residential parcels with more than 3,000 square feet, the rate may be calculated as follows: (Parcel Square Footage / 3,000 square feet) x $96. The tax shall be increased annually to adjust for inflation, as calculated by the All Urban Consumer Price Index for San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose.

Exemptions:

Eligible exemptions include government, open space, park, and low-income homeowner property.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

71.1

Effective Date

7/1/2006

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

6/6/2006

More Information:

City of Albany

Supplemental Library Services Tax

Description:

Do you approve a Special Supplemental Library Services Tax in the amount of $24.00 per Equivalent Residential Unit to raise revenue for the Albany Library to maintain and improve library services in Albany, including the addition of four service hours on Sunday, as set forth in the proposed ordinance? (Measure G, 6/6/2006.)

Rate:

The tax shall be set at the following rates: $24 per single-family residential parcel; $24 per condominium residential parcel; $18 per multi-unit residential parcel upon every unit on the parcel. The rate for non-residential parcels (commercial/industrial parcels) will be calculated as follows: (Parcel Square Footage) / 5,000 square feet x $24. The rate for vacant land will be levied at half the rate of non-residential developed parcels. The tax rate shall be increased annually for inflation, as calculated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Exemptions:

Unavailable

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

72.3

Effective Date

Unavailable

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

6/6/2006

More Information:

City of Albany

Supplemental Library Services Tax

Description:

Do you approve a Special Supplemental Library Services Tax in the amount of $24.00 per Equivalent Residential Unit to raise revenue for the Albany Library to maintain and improve library services in Albany, including the addition of four service hours on Sunday, as set forth in the proposed ordinance? (Measure G, 6/6/2006.)

Rate:

The tax shall be set at the following rates: $24 per single-family residential parcel; $24 per condominium residential parcel; $18 per multi-unit residential parcel upon every unit on the parcel. The rate for non-residential parcels (commercial/industrial parcels) will be calculated as follows: (Parcel Square Footage) / 5,000 square feet x $24. The rate for vacant land will be levied at half the rate of non-residential developed parcels. The tax rate shall be increased annually for inflation, as calculated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Exemptions:

Unavailable

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

72.3

Effective Date

Unavailable

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

6/6/2006

More Information:

City of Berkeley

Community Facilities District No. 1 (Disaster Fire Protection)

Description:

In order to fund the mobile disaster fire protection system as described in City Council Resolution Nos. 60,914-N.S. and 60,915-N.S., shall Community Facilities District No. 1 (Disaster Fire Protection) of the City of Berkeley: incur a bonded indebtedness in an amount not to exceed $9,750,000; levy a special tax at a rate not exceeding $0.0125 per square foot of building area; and establish an appropriations limit of $1,000,000 per fiscal year? (Measure Q, 11/7/2000.)

Rate:

The maximum special tax for fiscal year 2013-14 shall be $0.0125 per square foot of improvements. The tax shall not be increased to adjust for changes in the Consumer Price Index.

Exemptions:

Unavailable

Uniformity:

Unavailable

Levy Type:

Mello-Roos Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

Effective Date

Unavailable

Sunset Date

Unavailable

Election Date:

Unavailable

More Information:

City of Berkeley

Community Facilities District No. 1 (Disaster Fire Protection)

Description:

In order to fund the mobile disaster fire protection system as described in City Council Resolution Nos. 60,914-N.S. and 60,915-N.S., shall Community Facilities District No. 1 (Disaster Fire Protection) of the City of Berkeley: incur a bonded indebtedness in an amount not to exceed $9,750,000; levy a special tax at a rate not exceeding $0.0125 per square foot of building area; and establish an appropriations limit of $1,000,000 per fiscal year? (Measure Q, 11/7/2000.)

Rate:

The maximum special tax for fiscal year 2013-14 shall be $0.0125 per square foot of improvements. The tax shall not be increased to adjust for changes in the Consumer Price Index.

Exemptions:

Unavailable

Uniformity:

Unavailable

Levy Type:

Mello-Roos Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

Effective Date

Unavailable

Sunset Date

Unavailable

Election Date:

Unavailable

More Information:

City of Berkeley

Community Facilities District No. 2008-1 (Sustainable Energy)

Description:

The City of Berkeley imposes special taxes within its Sustainable Energy Financing District (CFD 2008-1). The city did not provided detailed information pertaining to the district�s tax rate and apportionment methodology.

Rate:

Unavailable

Exemptions:

Unavailable

Uniformity:

Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

80.48

Effective Date

7/1/1997

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

5/6/1997

More Information:

City of Berkeley

Community Facilities District No. 2008-1 (Sustainable Energy)

Description:

The City of Berkeley imposes special taxes within its Sustainable Energy Financing District (CFD 2008-1). The city did not provided detailed information pertaining to the district�s tax rate and apportionment methodology.

Rate:

Unavailable

Exemptions:

Unavailable

Uniformity:

Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

80.48

Effective Date

7/1/1997

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

5/6/1997

More Information:

City of Berkeley

Measure B

Description:

Shall a special tax of up to $0.0329 per square foot of improvements in the City of Berkeley be authorized to provide for the continued funding of emergency medical services in the City of Berkeley, to replace existing City and County assessments that will be lost as of July 1, 1997 as a result of State Proposition 218? (Measure B, 5/6/1997.) Note: In 2012, voters approved Measure P, which increased the appropriations limit for Measure B for fiscal years 2013 through 2016.

Rate:

The City Council is authorized to impose a special tax of up to $0.0329 per square foot of improvements. The rate may be increased annually to adjust for inflation.

Exemptions:

Unavailable

Uniformity:

Uniform

Levy Type:

Mello-Roos Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

67.9

Effective Date

7/1/2001

Sunset Date

6/30/2021

Election Date:

11/7/2000

More Information:

City of Berkeley

Measure B

Description:

Shall a special tax of up to $0.0329 per square foot of improvements in the City of Berkeley be authorized to provide for the continued funding of emergency medical services in the City of Berkeley, to replace existing City and County assessments that will be lost as of July 1, 1997 as a result of State Proposition 218? (Measure B, 5/6/1997.) Note: In 2012, voters approved Measure P, which increased the appropriations limit for Measure B for fiscal years 2013 through 2016.

Rate:

The City Council is authorized to impose a special tax of up to $0.0329 per square foot of improvements. The rate may be increased annually to adjust for inflation.

Exemptions:

Unavailable

Uniformity:

Uniform

Levy Type:

Mello-Roos Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

67.9

Effective Date

7/1/2001

Sunset Date

6/30/2021

Election Date:

11/7/2000

More Information:

City of Berkeley

Measure E

Description:

Shall an ordinance be adopted imposing a special tax of up to $0.008 (8/10 of 1 cent) per square foot of improvements, effective January 1, 1999, in the City of Berkeley to fund emergency services and incidental case management for severely disabled persons? (Measure E, 11/3/1998.) (Note: In 2012, voters approved Measure P, which increased the Appropriations Limit for Measure E for fiscal years 2013 through 2016.)

Rate:

The tax may not exceed $0.008 per square foot of improvements. The tax may be increased annually to adjust for inflation.

Exemptions:

Unavailable

Uniformity:

Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

69.7

Effective Date

1/1/1999

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

11/3/1998

More Information:

City of Berkeley

Measure E

Description:

Shall an ordinance be adopted imposing a special tax of up to $0.008 (8/10 of 1 cent) per square foot of improvements, effective January 1, 1999, in the City of Berkeley to fund emergency services and incidental case management for severely disabled persons? (Measure E, 11/3/1998.) (Note: In 2012, voters approved Measure P, which increased the Appropriations Limit for Measure E for fiscal years 2013 through 2016.)

Rate:

The tax may not exceed $0.008 per square foot of improvements. The tax may be increased annually to adjust for inflation.

Exemptions:

Unavailable

Uniformity:

Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

69.7

Effective Date

1/1/1999

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

11/3/1998

More Information:

City of Berkeley

Measure GG

Description:

To enable the City to keep fire stations open and improve emergency medical response and disaster preparedness, shall a special tax be authorized of $.04083 per square foot of improvements in dwelling units and $.06179 per square foot on all other improvements? (Measure GG, 11/4/2008.)

Rate:

The special tax is imposed at the following rates: $0.04083 per square foot for all dwelling units and $0.06179 per square foot for all other property. The rate of tax may be increased annually to adjust for inflation, as calculated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Exemptions:

Eligible exemptions include: Government property; Parcels and improvements exempt from taxation by the city pursuant to state/federal law; Parcels owned and occupied by low-income persons (as defined).

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

71.73

Effective Date

1/1/2009

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

11/4/2008

More Information:

City of Berkeley

Measure GG

Description:

To enable the City to keep fire stations open and improve emergency medical response and disaster preparedness, shall a special tax be authorized of $.04083 per square foot of improvements in dwelling units and $.06179 per square foot on all other improvements? (Measure GG, 11/4/2008.)

Rate:

The special tax is imposed at the following rates: $0.04083 per square foot for all dwelling units and $0.06179 per square foot for all other property. The rate of tax may be increased annually to adjust for inflation, as calculated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Exemptions:

Eligible exemptions include: Government property; Parcels and improvements exempt from taxation by the city pursuant to state/federal law; Parcels owned and occupied by low-income persons (as defined).

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

71.73

Effective Date

1/1/2009

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

11/4/2008

More Information:

City of Berkeley

Measure H

Description:

Shall the Library Relief Act of 1980 be amended to increase revenues in anticipation of operating the Central Library seven days a week and Branch Libraries at six days a week, make the tax permanent, have it take effect January 1, 1989 and increase the City�s constitutional spending limit for four years in the amount of the tax? (Measure H, 1988.) (Note: In 2012, voters approved Measure P, which increased the appropriations limit for Measure H for fiscal years 2013 through 2016.)

Rate:

The special tax is imposed at a rate of $0.0761 per square foot for all dwelling units; and $0.1151 per square foot for all industrial, commercial, and institutional buildings. The tax may be increased to adjust for inflation.

Exemptions:

Parcels owned and occupied by persons whose income does not exceed the level determined by the city to be �very low-income� may apply for an exemption.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

67.35

Effective Date

7/1/1980

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

11/8/1988

More Information:

City of Berkeley

Measure H

Description:

Shall the Library Relief Act of 1980 be amended to increase revenues in anticipation of operating the Central Library seven days a week and Branch Libraries at six days a week, make the tax permanent, have it take effect January 1, 1989 and increase the City�s constitutional spending limit for four years in the amount of the tax? (Measure H, 1988.) (Note: In 2012, voters approved Measure P, which increased the appropriations limit for Measure H for fiscal years 2013 through 2016.)

Rate:

The special tax is imposed at a rate of $0.0761 per square foot for all dwelling units; and $0.1151 per square foot for all industrial, commercial, and institutional buildings. The tax may be increased to adjust for inflation.

Exemptions:

Parcels owned and occupied by persons whose income does not exceed the level determined by the city to be �very low-income� may apply for an exemption.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

67.35

Effective Date

7/1/1980

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

11/8/1988

More Information:

City of Berkeley

Park Maintenance Tax Measure A of 1997 (Replaced by Measure F of 2014)

Description:

Shall a special tax of $0.0724 per square foot on improvements be adopted to provide for the direct costs of continued funding of park maintenance, City trees and landscaping in the City of Berkeley, to replace existing assessment that will be lost as of July 1, 1997 as a result of State Proposition 218? (Measure A, 5/6/1997.) (Note: In 2012, voters approved Measure P, which increased the appropriations limit for Measure A for fiscal years 2013 through 2016.)

Rate:

The special tax is set at a rate of $0.089 per square foot of taxable improvements. The rate may be increased annually to adjust for inflation.

Exemptions:

Parcels owned and occupied by persons considered by the city to be �very low-income� may apply for an exemption from the tax.

Uniformity:

Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

73.62

Effective Date

7/1/1997

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

5/6/1997

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City of Berkeley

Park Maintenance Tax Measure A of 1997 (Replaced by Measure F of 2014)

Description:

Shall a special tax of $0.0724 per square foot on improvements be adopted to provide for the direct costs of continued funding of park maintenance, City trees and landscaping in the City of Berkeley, to replace existing assessment that will be lost as of July 1, 1997 as a result of State Proposition 218? (Measure A, 5/6/1997.) (Note: In 2012, voters approved Measure P, which increased the appropriations limit for Measure A for fiscal years 2013 through 2016.)

Rate:

The special tax is set at a rate of $0.089 per square foot of taxable improvements. The rate may be increased annually to adjust for inflation.

Exemptions:

Parcels owned and occupied by persons considered by the city to be �very low-income� may apply for an exemption from the tax.

Uniformity:

Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

73.62

Effective Date

7/1/1997

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

5/6/1997

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City of Berkeley

Park Maintenance Tax Measure F of 2014

Description:

Shall the parks special tax be amended to sustain community parks like the Rose Garden, children�s playgrounds, tennis, basketball courts, and ball fields, by increasing the per square foot tax rate from $0.1256 to $0.1466 and adding an inflation factor? (Measure F, 11/4/2014)

Rate:

$0.1466 per square foot of taxable improvements. The rate may be increased or decreased by the �cost of living in the immediate San Francisco Bay Area or personal income growth in the State of California, as verified by official United States economic reports.

Exemptions:

Unimproved property is not subject to tax.

Uniformity:

Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

75.08

Effective Date

7/1/2015

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

11/4/2014

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City of Berkeley

Park Maintenance Tax Measure F of 2014

Description:

Shall the parks special tax be amended to sustain community parks like the Rose Garden, children�s playgrounds, tennis, basketball courts, and ball fields, by increasing the per square foot tax rate from $0.1256 to $0.1466 and adding an inflation factor? (Measure F, 11/4/2014)

Rate:

$0.1466 per square foot of taxable improvements. The rate may be increased or decreased by the �cost of living in the immediate San Francisco Bay Area or personal income growth in the State of California, as verified by official United States economic reports.