The Safe, Clean Neighborhood Parks and Beaches Measure
This measure is a property tax that would impose a 1.5 cents per square foot of property on all County residents and businesses. The approximately $94 million annually would replace two other parks funding measures, one which has expired, another that expires in 2018. Of the funds, 35 percent would go back to community of origin, the rest would be based on need. This property tax has no sunset. Two-thirds support is required for passage.
Bottomline: The Chamber OPPOSES this parks proposal because transportation and solving our homelessness crisis are the Chamber’s priorities for this election. Additionally, this square footage formula impacts business more than residential properties while there is little nexus between commercial and industrial property size and the demand for parks.