Belmont Streets and City Services Measure Goes to Voters
On August 12, 2016, City, County, and State agencies finalized the November 2016 ballot. Belmont residents will have the opportunity to vote on Measure I, the only local measure on the November 2016 ballot.
The November 8th ballot is expected to be one of the longest ballots in recent history. Belmont voters will have the opportunity to vote for President, Congress, the State Legislature, and at least 17 separate statewide and countywide ballot measures. Belmont’s local measure will be placed at the end of the ballot, so please be sure to read all the way to the end in order to vote in Belmont’s local election.
If enacted, Measure I, also known as the Belmont Streets and City Services Measure, is a ½ cent local funding measure that will generate approximately $1.3 million annually. Measure I is a general sales tax measure, and could be used for infrastructure repairs such as neighborhood streets, roads, and storm drains, as well as public safety. Measure I will expire in 30 years, and requires citizen’s oversight, independent annual audits, and all funds spent locally. No Measure I funds may be taken by the State or used for other purposes. You may find more information about Measure I by visiting the City’s website: AboutMeasureI
Official vote by mail ballots will begin going out the week of October 10th, as will the State and local informational pamphlets and sample ballots. Vote-by-mail ballots must be postmarked on or before November 8th. Ballots may also be dropped off at any polling place on November 8th between 7AM and 8PM. If you have question about your absentee ballot or are not currently an Absentee Voter and would like to become one, please visit www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/vote-mail/
Election Day is November 8th. Polling locations are open between 7AM and 8PM. If you do not know where your polling place is, visit: www.shapethefuture.org/MyElectionMaterials/
If you have not yet registered to vote, you may register online by October 24th at www.registertovote.ca.gov. Remember that if you've moved since the last time you voted, you must re-register.
Click here for a copy of the resolution adopted by the City Council, and the ordinance to be considered by the voters.
Election Calendar -
Click here for important dates that affect this special election (dates governed by the Elections Code)
Primary Argument Received in Favor of Measure I
Primary Argument Received Against Measure I
Rebuttal Argument to Argument in Favor of Measure I
Rebuttal Argument to Argument Against Measure I
Campaign Committee Information
Belmont Citizens for Responsible Spending--Against Measure I - Form 410 Statement of Organization
First Pre-Election Campaign Finance Report - Click here
Second Pre-Election Campaign Finance Report - Click here
Election Results -
Results of the election will be uploaded after Election Day
Click here for Complete Election Results| Additional Resources | to email the City Clerk.
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