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Information about Measure B (June 7, 2016 ballot)
About Measure B
The San José City Council placed Measure B on the June 2016 primary ballot.

Measure B Ballot Language (Majority Vote)
To fund essential City services such as: improving police response to reduce violent crimes and burglaries; improving 911/emergency medical/fire response times; repairing potholes and streets; expanding gang prevention; and maintaining the City’s long-term financial stability, shall the City of San Jose enact a ¼ percent sales tax for 15 years, providing about $40 million annually, requiring Independent Citizens Oversight with public review of spending, and all revenues controlled locally?

Informational Links
Letter to Community from City Manager Norberto Dueñas
A brief overview of Measure B

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about Measure B and the Retail Transactions and Use Tax? Find helpful answers here.

City Council Meeting about Potential Sales and Use Taxes Ballot Measures
View the following Agenda Item 3.3 materials from the March 8, 2016 City Council meeting: 

Fiscal Reform Plan
On March 22, 2011, the City Council directed the City Manager to come up with a plan to achieve $216 million in general fund savings within the next 5 years, and to achieve $218 million in savings for all funds in retirement costs. This plan was approved on May 24, 2011.

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