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Information About Measure O

East Palo Alto Residential Rental Business License Tax Measure.

September  2016

On July 19th the East Palo Alto City Council placed Measure O the - East Palo Alto Residential Rental Business License Tax Measure – for voter consideration on the November 2016 ballot. If enacted, Measure O would generate funding for the City to help fund programs for affordable housing and alleviation of displacement and homelessness.


Measure O was placed on the ballot to address priorities the community has identified such as:

  • Maintaining East Palo Alto’s financial stability
  • Maintaining neighborhood law enforcement programs
  • Increasing affordable housing
  • Protecting local residents from displacement and homelessness


The Measure O Business License Tax cannot be passed on to tenants. It does not apply to any units during the first 10 years after a certificate of occupancy is issued. Anyone leasing less than five units, or nonprofit operators of affordable housing, Section 8 units, or below market rate units with deed restrictions are exempt. Hardship exemptions may be granted.


Thank you for your interest in the Measure O.

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