November 2018 Measure V

On July 17, 2018 the City Council voted to place a measure establishing a charter city and real property transfer tax on the November 6, 2018 ballot.


To better maintain emergency 911 fire, medical and police services and response times; city parks, paths, playfields, and open space; programs for children, adults, and families; library programs; earthquake and disaster preparedness programs and reserves; other general services, shall a measure be adopted establishing El Cerrito as a Charter City and an ongoing real estate property transfer tax of $12 per $1,000, paid by buyers or sellers of property, providing $2,700,000 annually, all benefiting El Cerrito?



The Notice for the City Ballot Measure Election, including the ballot question, was posted throughout the city, published in West County Times and on the City's website. The Primary Argument filing period closes at 4:00 p.m. on August 22, 2018. The deadline for rebuttal arguments closes at 4:00 p.m. on August 27, 2018. Information relating to requirements for submitting arguments for or against a ballot measure may be obtained by contacting the City Clerk at 510-215-4305.

Ballot Question

Ordinance Establishing a Real Property Transfer Tax

Argument in Favor of Measure V

Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Measure V

Argument Against Measure V

Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure V