Parcel Tax Measure on the November Ballot
On July 19, 2017, the City Council adopted an Ordinance calling a Special Election for November 7, 2017. The ordinance ordered the submission to Atherton registered voters a Measure to renew the Town's Special Parcel Tax for an additional four years and increase the Appropriations Limit to permit spending the proceeds of the Parcel Tax for the same period.
The Special Parcel Tax is an Ordinance that must be approved by the Atherton electorate every four years. The Ordinance sets a Tax Levy on every parcel in Atherton. The City Council must review and approve the levy assessment in each of the four years for which the Tax is approved. Through the annual review, the City Council determines the need for the parcel tax, the amount required to be raised and then sets the amount of the tax based on that need. The approved Ordinance sets the maximum tax rate and the method of assessment. Property owners pay the assessment with their annual taxes in December and April of each year.
For more information about the Town's Special Parcel Tax please visit the Special Parcel Tax webpage.