This web page provides information pertaining to City ballot measures proposed on the November 6 ballot.
What is Measure M?
Approval of Measure M would create a 15-member elected Charter Commission to review the City’s charter. A city charter is a city’s “constitution.” Any proposal agreed to by a majority of the charter commissioners must be submitted to the voters and will only be effective if approved by a majority of voters.
For more information on Measure M, review the fact sheet or visit the City’s election site.
What is Measure T?
If approved by voters, Measure T will allow the City to change the way it manages yard waste pickup throughout the entire city. Under 1977’s Measure A, the City cannot require customers to use containers for yard waste. Measure T would repeal Measure A and thus remove this restriction.
For more information on Measure T, review the fact sheet or visit the City’s election site.
What is Measure U?
Measure U is a temporary 1/2-cent sales tax proposed to restore and protect City services. As a general tax, Measure U revenues would be deposited into the City’s General Fund and could be used for any municipal purpose, including police and fire services, 911 response, park maintenance, gang and youth violence prevention, youth services, senior services, libraries, and other programs. It is estimated that Measure U would raise approximately $28 million per year. The sales tax would expire automatically in six years.
For more information on Measure U, review the fact sheet or visit the City’s election site.