Bloomberg Tax
Feb. 2, 2023, 7:55 PM

Californians to Decide Vote Threshold for Local Taxes in 2024

Laura Mahoney
Laura Mahoney
Staff Correspondent

A measure to make it harder to enact local tax increases in California has qualified for the November 2024 statewide ballot.

Business groups backing the measure want to settle a long-running argument, stemming from a 2017 court ruling, over the vote threshold needed to approve local tax initiatives. They face opposition from local government and labor organizations that want the current rules to stay in place.

The ballot measure would require two-thirds approval from voters for all local tax increases and require that the tax measures have a sunset date.

“Over the past decade, the California ...

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