Measure Z is a measure placed by the City on the March 3, 2020 ballot asking if voters wish to increase the local sales tax to support at-risk City services. Measure Z would eliminate the existing ½-cent sales tax and replace it with a 1¼ sales tax. The increase would be ¾ cents for a new rate of 9.75%.
This ¾-cent difference would raise $2 million in new funds annually and would be deposited into Scotts Valley’s General Fund.
Measures Z includes a sunset of 12 years, when it would automatically expire.