Impartial Analysis by the City Attorney
City of Rocklin – Measure F
Transient Occupancy Tax – Amendment to Rocklin Municipal Code
This Measure contains a proposed amendment to Chapter 5.24 of the City of Rocklin Municipal Code with respect to the City’s transient occupancy tax (TOT). The Measure would increase the City’s Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) from eight (8) percent to ten (10) percent and expand its application to campgrounds. TOT is a tax charged to guests of hotels and similar short-term lodging, who stay for a period of 30 days or less. Hotel operators collect the tax when guests pay for their accommodations and then remit the tax to the City.
The TOT is a general tax, meaning the additional revenue generated by the increased TOT would be deposited into the City’s general fund and may be used for any unrestricted general governmental purpose, including but not limited to police and fire services, street and park maintenance. The financial analysis prepared by the city estimates $1.1 million in TOT revenues were generated during fiscal year 2021/2022, with the potential of generating an additional $300,000 annually if the TOT rate is increased to ten (10) percent.
A “Yes” vote increases the Transient Occupancy Tax rate in the City of Rocklin from eight (8) to ten (10) percent and expands its application to campgrounds.
A “No” vote does not increase the Transient Occupancy Tax rate in the City of Rocklin or expand its application to campgrounds, and the City would continue to collect the tax at its current rate.
The measure requires a simple majority vote for approval, and was placed on the ballot by the Rocklin City Council.
This statement is an impartial analysis of the Measure prepared pursuant to California Elections Code section 9280. If you desire a copy of the Measure, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (916) 625-5560, and a copy will be mailed at no cost to you.
Measure F Calendar
|August 12, 2022||Last day to file arguments.|
August 13, 2022–
August 22, 2022
|10-day public inspection period for arguments for and against the measure.|
|August 22, 2022||Last day to file rebuttal arguments for and against all measures.|
September 1, 2022
|10-day public inspection period for rebuttal arguments for and against the measure, if applicable.|
*For copies of Arguments or Rebuttal Statements for Measure F, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (916) 625-5560.