Tuesday, November 10, 2009

ARTESIA SPLIT TAX VOTES: Hotel Tax Wins; Business Liscense Tax Loses

What's THE REaction: 

The City of Artesia's hopes for raising both the Hotel Occupancy tax and Business Liscense Fees has been given a split decision by the voters. 

Late votes make it appear to that Measure S (which will more than double the hotel/motel tax from 6% to 12.5%) has been approved by a 50.78% to 49.22% margin.

Voters also defeated Measure Y that would have created a new business liscense fee structure by a slim 9 vote margin.

Very few votes remain to be counted here in Artesia, and another update will be posted on FRIDAY.
Randy Economy

As of Date: 11/10/2009 Time: 14:39 Votes Percent


ARTESIA CITY SPECIAL MUNI MEASURE

S - TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX -
                             YES     488     50.78 %

                             NO       473    49.22 %


Y - BUSINESS LICENSE TAX -

                           YES        482  49.54%

                            NO         491 50.46%


TOTAL PRECINCTS 4 PRECINCTS REPORTING 4 100.00

REGISTRATION 6,594

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