Roseville election results – what’s next

Updated November 07, 2018

Measure B

Measure B, a half-cent local sales tax increase to protect Roseville’s essential services on the November 6, 2018 ballot, passed. The current vote totals can be found here on the Placer County Elections Office webpage.

The Placer County Office of Elections must certify the results by December 3rd.

With the passage of Measure B, beginning in April 2019, the sales tax rate in Roseville will be 7.75%, still one of the lowest sales tax rates in the region.  The City will begin to receive the additional revenue from Measure B in July 2019.  The estimated annual revenue of $16 million to $19 million generated by Measure B will be factored into the City’s Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget.

In addition to allowing the City to maintain current service levels, there would be limited growth in priority areas. Everything else would remain flat or be partially restored. The City will continue to focus on paying down liabilities and debt to get ready for the next economic cycle as we stabilize the General Fund.

The City Council will hold public budget workshops this spring—as it does every year—in preparation of the FY19-20 budget.  For reference, at its annual Council Goals workshop on September 4, which marks the beginning of the budget planning process, the Council reviewed input gathered through EngageRoseville as it considered a scenario with no additional sales tax revenues. It also prioritized funding preferences for Measure B revenues.

At the top of the preferred services list are:

  • Establish police Beat 7 on west side with two police officers
  • Restore one police officer to traffic unit
  • Phase in maintenance costs for new citywide parks
  • Phase in more library hours and materials, and hours at Maidu Museum
  • Create a recession fund
  • Maintain adequate industry training and development programs

The entire list of preferred services can be read here.

 

City Council

Two four-year terms on the Roseville City Council were open on the November 6 ballot due to term limits. The current vote totals can be found here on the Placer County Elections Office webpage.

The City of Roseville’s charter specifies how the next mayor is determined. The candidate receiving the most votes will become the next vice mayor for the first two years of their term before becoming mayor for the last two. The new councilmembers will be sworn-in at 5 p.m., December 10 in City Council Chambers, 311 Vernon St.

Vice Mayor Bonnie Gore will be sworn in as mayor at that time as well.  Gore received the most votes in the 2016 general election for city council. 

In the June 2018 general election for county supervisor, Vice Mayor Gore was elected to a seat on the Placer County Board of Supervisors.  She will be sworn-in as supervisor on January 8.  Once she resigns her seat as mayor to be sworn in as county supervisor, the Council has 30 days to fill the vacant Council position.

The City’s charter has no set procedure to fill a vacant position on the City Council.  The remaining members of the City Council will determine the process to fill the vacancy.  In the past, councils have appointed a community member to the vacant position. 

Once the Council position is filled, the Council will vote on which councilmember will represent the city as its mayor in 2019 and 2020.

 

Proposition 6, Repeal of SB1 (gas tax)

Proposition 6, the repeal of Senate Bill 1 – the gas tax, was also on the November 6 ballot.  The vote totals can be seen on the California Secretary of State’s webpage.

A defeat of Prop 6 means Roseville will continue to receive approximately $3 million annually for the next 10 years of funding for road improvements, expansion and maintenance. 

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