November 7, 2017 Election
The City of Burlingame will be holding an election on November 7, 2017 for:
1.Three Council seats, each for a five-year term
2.A one-quarter cent rate transactions and use tax
Roster of Candidates
The three City Councilmembers elected in November will each serve five-year terms. City Council candidates elected in November 2019 will also serve five-year terms. This change to the length of terms is being made to move the City’s municipal election to an even-year schedule. For more information, read the letter that was sent to all registered voters in Burlingame.Information About Measure I
On July 3, 2017, the City Council adopted Ordinance 1944: “An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Burlingame to enact a one-quarter cent rate local transactions and use (sales) tax to be administered by the State Board of Equalization.”
For the ordinance to become operative, a simple majority of voters (50%+1) must approve of the ordinance at the November 7, 2017 election. Therefore, Council adopted Resolution 87-2017 calling for an election on the one-quarter cent rate local transactions and use (sales) tax measure to be placed on the November 7, 2017 election.
To maintain/improve Burlingame’s quality of life, including essential City facilities and services such as maintaining city streets, sidewalks and potholes; enhancing neighborhood police patrols/crime prevention programs; maintaining recreation programs and safe facilities for youth/teens; and other essential city services, shall the City of Burlingame enact an ongoing, 1/4 cent sales tax with authority to incur debt to accelerate infrastructure projects, providing $2,000,000 annually, with annual audits, independent citizens' oversight, and all funds spent locally?
Primary Arguments in Favor of and Against
Measure I Campaign Statements
Burlingame Citizens for Essential City Services Amended 410
Burlingame Citizens for Essential City Services 497 dated 9.23.17
Burlingame Citizens for Essential City Services 497 dated 9.25.17