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Register to Vote in the November 6 General Municipal Election

Post Date:10/05/2018 12:30 PM

Are you registered to vote on November 6?

Voter Information Guides were mailed by the Marin County Elections Department last week. On October 8, vote-by-mail ballots will be mailed and early voting begins at the elections department, weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To request a vote-by-mail ballot or for more information on early voting or voting by mail, visit the Marin County Elections Department web page.

If you are not registered to vote, you can register at October 22 is the last day to register online or by mail. If you miss the registration deadline, you may register and vote at the Marin County Elections Department.

In addition to statewide and county elections, Sausalito will be holding a general municipal election on November 6. Registered voters will vote on Sausalito Measures L and M.

Measure L – the City of Sausalito Hotel Tax/Tourism Mitigation Measure – would, if enacted, increase the City's hotel room tax rate from 12% to 14%. The new rate would bring Sausalito in line with other nearby communities and provide a reliable source of locally controlled funds to reinvest in our community.

Measure M – the City of Sausalito Business Tax Equity Measure – would, if enacted, simplify the existing business tax ordinance by reducing the number of categories from twenty-two to four. The rate most retail and restaurant businesses pay would be reduced by about 13%. The new categories are as follows:
  • Category 1 (general retail, wholesale, restaurants, hotels, tour operators, and manufacturing): $1 per thousand of gross receipts, $125 annual minimum
  • Category 2 (rental units - commercial and residential): $2 per thousand of gross receipts, $125 annual minimum 
  • Category 3 (service and professionals): $3 per thousand of gross receipts, $125 annual minimum
  • Category 4 (contractors): $2 per thousand of gross receipts, $125 annual minimum
If approved by voters, Measure M would make the City's outdated ordinance more transparent, easy to understand, and fair for businesses of all sizes.

Measures L and M will not increase taxes for Sausalito residents who are not business proprietors or hotel guests. Only those conducting business in our community or staying in hotel rooms in Sausalito will pay for Measures L and M. Sausalito homeowners and residents will not be taxed.

Questions about Measures L and M may be directed to City of Sausalito Administration at or (415) 289-4144.
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