Jan 15 2016

Tax Proposal: Council, Monday, January 18

Renewal and increase of Piedmont property tax to be considered by the Council.

The first reading of language to be placed on the  June 7, 2016 Primary Election ballot will be considered by the Council on Monday, January 18.  The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 120 Vista Avenue.  The meeting is open to public participation and will be broadcast via the City’s website and on Cable Channel 27 starting at 7:30 p.m.  A second reading by the Council is required prior to placing the tax measure on the June 2016 ballot.

During discussions the Council determined that the current parcel tax rate should increase by 30%.  With a unanimous vote at the January 4 meeting, the Council directed staff to prepare language for the ballot measure with the 30% tax increase.

Under California laws, tax approval requires a yes vote by  66 1/3 % of those voting on the ballot measure for the tax to go into effect.

Information on the details of the proposed tax can be found in the full staff report. Read the staff report here. 

Read City Council January 4, 2016 meeting minutes here.

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