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— Transient Occupancy Tax —


City of Palo Alto
Measure E - Majority Approval Required

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Election Results


20,547 votes yes (68.96%)

9,249 votes no (31.04%)

  • 100% of precincts reporting (42/42).
  • 31,857 ballots counted.

To provide funding for vital City services such as ensuring modern, stable 911 emergency communications, earthquake safe fire stations and emergency command center; improving pedestrian and bicyclist safety; ensuring safe routes to schools; maintaining City streets and sidewalks; and other city services, shall the City of Palo Alto adopt an ordinance increasing the transient occupancy tax paid by hotel, motel, short-term rental guests by 1.5%, providing approximately $2.55 million annually until ended by voters, subject to annual audits?

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— September 26, 2018 Mid Peninsula Media Center
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