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June 7, 2016 — Elecciones Primarias de California
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Special TaxParcel Tax

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June 7, 2016Elecciones Primarias de California

City of Oakley
Measure K Parcel Tax - 2/3 Approval Required

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To replace the small, outdated Oakley Library currently utilizing a portion of Freedom High School and construct and operate a new Library and Community Learning Center downtown, shall the ordinance establishing a $7.75 per month per parcel Library Development Tax be adopted, raising approximately one million one hundred thousand dollars annually, for thirty years starting fiscal year 2016/17, with independent financial audits ensuring funds are spent only on the Oakley Library and Community Learning Center? 

Análisis del analista legislativo / Proposal

 

CITY COUNSEL’S IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF MEASURE K

In 1999, Oakley’s Community Library moved to Freedom High School with the expectation that the move would be a temporary one. Nearly 17 years later, the library continues to be located at Freedom High School, and because limitations due to this location, is unable to provide the desired levels of collection, technology, space, parking, and visibility. The current location of the library has no community meeting rooms and only one electrical outlet. The library’s shelf space is exhausted, and it has no quiet study or work spaces.

Plans prepared for the city indicate the cost to design, construct, and furnish the new library would cost $12 million. Measure K would impose a special tax of $7.75 on each parcel of property within the city to finance a new, 20,000-square foot library to be located downtown. If Measure K is approved, the special tax of $7.75 per parcel would be imposed for 30 years, beginning in the 2016-17 fiscal year.

Approval by two-thirds of city voters is required to impose this tax.

Derek P. Cole City Attorney 

— http://www.cocovote.us/wp-content/uploads/MeasureK_CityOfOakley.pdf

Argumento A FAVOR

 

ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE K

The current library in Oakley does not adequately meet the needs of our growing community. Its space is too limited and the arrangement with Freedom High School, while friendly, isn’t flexible enough for a full service library or right for a high school campus. We are voting Yes for the library Measure to fix this problem, and to support a more vibrant Oakley and expanded useable library services.

Our Yes vote is based in the recent citizen task force report that recommended a new Library and Learning Center for Oakley. They conducted wide-ranging community surveys to determine how a new, stand-alone, modern library could meet and anticipate the needs of our growing city. The site selection process was transparent and anticipates continued growth in our city. We are excited by the opportunity for Oakley. We are voting Yes because a new library and community learning center will improve pre-k literacy and school readiness, be a 21st century partner in k-12 education, create a new sense of community as a gathering place where all our neighbors can meet, and provide an anchor for business development in Oakley.

Studies show that libraries have a return on investment for the community of three to six times the investment.

We are voting Yes for a new library and community learning center that will be able to offer cultural programs such as art displays, book signings, performances and community events that would make Oakley great. There will be adequate parking and easy access to downtown shopping, dining and services. A new library and community learning center will boost property values and make downtown Oakley more attractive for retail businesses. For more information: NewOakleylibrary.org

We urge a YES vote for the NEW OAKLEY LIBRARY and COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER.

Arthur Fernandez, OUESD Board member (former)

Joanne Byer, Member of LUHS Board of Trustees

Shirley Darling, OSC – President
Enrico E. Cinquini, 71 Year Resident

Nancy Huffaker, Oakley School District-retired teacher

 

— http://www.cocovote.us/wp-content/uploads/MeasureK_CityOfOakley.pdf

Argumento EN CONTRA

 

 

None Filed

— http://www.cocovote.us/wp-content/uploads/MeasureK_CityOfOakley.pdf

Legislación propuesta

FULL TEXT MEASURE K RESOLUTION NO. 24-16

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF OAKLEY AUTHORIZING THE IMPOSITION OF A SPECIAL TAX ON PARCELS OF PROPERTY TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION AND FURNISHING OF A DOWNTOWN LIBARY AND CALLING FOR AN ELECTION THEREON

WHEREAS, in 1999, Oakley’s Community Library moved to Freedom High School with the expectation that this move would be a temporary one;

WHEREAS, nearly 17 years later, the Library continues to be located at Freedom High School, and because limitations due to this location, is unable to provide the desired levels of collection, technology, space, parking, and visibility;

WHEREAS, the current location of the Library has no community meeting rooms; the Library has only one electrical outlet, leaving insufficient ability for persons to use laptops, tablets, and other technology; its shelf space is exhausted and it has no quiet study/work spaces; and family programming time is limited, as it must be scheduled after school hours;

WHEREAS, in light of these limitations, the City, with considerable stakeholder and public input, undertook an exhaustive process to evaluate the possibility of constructing and financing a new, stand-alone library;

WHEREAS, this evaluation has shown that a new, stand- alone library with 20,000 square feet of space can be constructed in downtown Oakley, immediately next to City Hall;

WHEREAS, preliminary architectural renderings for the new Downtown Library have been prepared and a financial evaluation has determined the cost to design, construct, and furnish the new Library would cost $12 million;

WHEREAS, to finance the cost for this new library, the City has determined it is necessary to impose a monthly tax on every parcel within the City of $7.75; and

WHEREAS, in proposing that the voters of the City consider such a special tax, the City Council finds that the adoption of this resolution and other City acts necessary to present the proposed tax to City voters are purely electoral and financial matters and thus are not a “project,” as provided for in California Environmental Quality Act Guideline section 15378(b)(3) and (4).

NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF OAKLEY HEREBY RESOLVES, DETERMINES, AND

ORDERS AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1. ENACTMENT OF SPECIAL TAX

As provided for in Chapter 7 to Title 3 of the Oakley Municipal Code, and if approved by the voters in the manner provided for below, there is hereby enacted within the City a special tax in the amount $7.75 per month on every parcel of property located within the City for the purposes set forth in Section 2.

SECTION 2. PURPOSES OF SPECIAL TAX

The purpose of the special tax authorized herein shall be to provide funding for the planning, environmental, engineering, administrative, and architectural services necessary to construct and operate the Downtown Library, as well as the construction and furnishing of the Library. All proceeds from the special tax authorized herein shall be used exclusively for these purposes only.

SECTION 3. METHOD OF COLLECTION

The City hereby directs the Contra Costa County Treasurer/ Tax Collector to collect the special tax authorized herein for the initial Fiscal Year 2016-2017, on the same tax roll at the same time and in the same manner, and subject to the same penalties as the property taxes fixed and collected by the County on behalf of the City. The County may deduct its reasonable costs incurred for such services before remittal to the District.

The special tax, together with all penalties and interest thereon, shall constitute a lien upon each parcel of property upon which it is levied until it has been paid, and such special tax, together with all penalties and interest thereon, shall, until paid, constitute a personal obligation to the City by the person(s) who own(s) the parcel of property on the date the special tax is due.

SECTION 4. EFFECTIVE DATE OF SPECIAL TAX

The special tax shall become effective following the approval of this resolution and subsequent approval by two- thirds of voters voting on proposition set forth in Section 9. If approved, the special tax shall be collected beginning in fiscal year 2016-17. The tax shall be continued to be collected for 30 years.

SECTION 5. SPECIAL ACCOUNT

Upon the effective date of this special tax, the City is hereby directed to create a separate account into which all revenue raised by the special tax shall be placed. Should any surplus money be generated by this special tax in any year, such surplus shall be expended in the following year, in the discretion of the City Council, only for the purposes stated in Section 2. In no event shall surplus money generate by this special tax be used for any purpose other than as authorized herein.

SECTION 6. ANNUAL REPORT

The City shall cause a report to be filed with the City Council no later than June 30 of each year, commencing on June 30, 2018, and at least once a year thereafter, which shall contain both of the following: (i) the amount of funds collected and expended under this Resolution; and (ii) the status of any project required or authorized to be funded to carry out the purposes set forth in this Resolution.

SECTION 7. EXEMPTIONS

The special tax authorized herein shall not be imposed upon a federal or state agency, any local agency, or any parcel of property which is exempt from ad valorem taxes under any other applicable law.

SECTION 8. APPROPRIATIONS LIMIT

To the extent the Board proposes to increase the City's spending limit under Article XIIIB of the California Constitution, this resolution authorizes the increase of that limit by an amount equal to the proceeds of the taxes for the first year the special tax authorized herein is imposed.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the City Council hereby rescinds Resolution 19-16, adopted on February 9, 2016, as this Resolution is intended to replace that previous resolution.

The foregoing resolution was adopted at a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Oakley held on the 23rd day of February, 2016, by the following vote:

AYES: Hardcastle, Higgins, Perry, Pope, Romick
NOES:
ABSTENTION:
ABSENT:

APPROVED:

_____________________________ Kevin Romick, MAYOR 

 

ATTEST:

_____________________________

Libby Vreonis, CITY CLERK Date 

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