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San Jose: Citizens to decide yes or no to two measures

Pamela Cruz. Peninsula 360 Press.

San José residents will have two measures on their ballots that they can say yes or no to; the first, regarding an amendment to the City Charter; and the second, regarding taxes on gambling halls.

Thus, Measure G will question residents if an amendment is created to expand oversight of the Independent Police Auditor, including review of officer-involved shootings and use of force incidents resulting in death or bodily injury.

Similarly, voters will decide on whether to review the investigations initiated by the department against the officers as well as other technical amendments.

In addition to whether to increase the Planning Commission to 11 members with the council appointing one member from each District Council and one member "at large"; as well as allowing the Council to establish timelines for redistricting when census results are late.

On the other hand, Measure H seeks to fund general City of San José services, including fire protection, disaster preparedness, 911 emergency response, street repair, youth programs, addressing homelessness, and supporting vulnerable residents.

It will also be decided whether to adopt an ordinance to increase the gaming room tax from 15 to 16.5% by applying such rates to third parties: up to $25,000,000 at 5%; $25,000,001 to $30,000,000 at 7.5%; and over $30,000,000 at 10%, in addition to increasing the gaming tables to 30, generating approximately 15 million annually.

Polling places will be open this November 3 from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Pamela Cruz
Pamela Cruz
Editor-in-Chief of Peninsula 360 Press. A communicologist by profession, but a journalist and writer by conviction, with more than 10 years of media experience. Specialized in medical and scientific journalism at Harvard and winner of the International Visitors Leadership Program scholarship from the U.S. government.


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