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File #: 18-0906   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 12/18/2018
Title: Certification of the November 6, 2018 Election Results for Ballot Measure K (Transient Occupancy Tax) and Ballot Measure L (Charter Amendment to amend Section 604 relating to Council Vacancies)
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. Ordinance No. 3140-18, 3. Charter Amendment Section 604
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Certification of the November 6, 2018 Election Results for Ballot Measure K (Transient Occupancy Tax) and Ballot Measure L (Charter Amendment to amend Section 604 relating to Council Vacancies)

Report
DISCUSSION
A General Municipal Election was held November 6, 2018 for the purpose of submitting to the voters Measure K relating to the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) and Measure L, a Charter Amendment to amend Section 604 relating to Council Vacancies, as follows:

Measure K:
To protect and maintain essential city services, including:
? Police/fire/911 emergency response;
? Pothole, streets, sidewalks, and neighborhood park maintenance/repairs;
? Senior/youth/library programs; and
? Other services,
Shall the City of Sunnyvale adopt an ordinance increasing the transient occupancy tax paid only by hotel guests from 10.5% to 12.5%, providing approximately $2,900,000 additional revenue annually until ended by voters, with independent audits, and all funds used locally?
Yes ___
No ___

Measure L:
Shall Sunnyvale City Charter section 604 be amended to allow the City Council to decide whether to fill a City Council vacancy by calling a special election, or by making an appointment, with the person appointed to fill the vacancy holding the office until a successor is elected at the next regularly scheduled municipal or statewide election that can be consolidated?
Yes ___
No ___

California Elections Code Sections 9269 and 10262 require the City Council to adopt a resolution reciting the fact of the election no later than the next regularly scheduled City Council meeting following presentation of the 28-day canvass of returns. The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters (ROV) canvassed the returns of the election and presented the certified results to the City on December 6, 2018.

Measure K and Measure L each required a majority of votes cast for approval. Measure K (TOT) received a majority vote and was approved by the voters. Measure L ...

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