Measure H Citizens' Oversight Committee

Agendas & Minutes

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Members

  • Lee Brandt
    Term Expires: June 30, 2019
  • Don Cool
    Term Expires: June 30, 2020
  • Burl Condit
    Term Expires: June 30, 2019 
  • Paula Redfern
    Term Expires: June 30, 2020
  • Rafael Valencia
    Term Expires: June 30, 2019

About the Committee & Measure H

During the November 2007 election, City of Ceres' voters approved a ½-cent retail transaction and use tax (sales tax) for the improvement of police, fire and 9-1-1 emergency response. The Ordinance establishing the local tax and the expenditure plan for the tax revenues can be viewed below.

2017 Sales Tax Rate Decrease

Effective January 1, 2017, the sales tax rate decreased to 7.875%.

The new sales tax must be charged on all tangible personal property that is delivered or placed into use within the Ceres city limits. Some examples of tangible personal property include items like furniture, toys, clothing, etc.

Some sales and purchases are exempt from sales and use tax. Examples of exempt sales include but are not limited to, certain food products and prescription medicine. For more information from the Board of Equalization on exempt sales, see Publication 61 - Sales and Use Taxes: Exemptions and Exclusions (PDF).

Use our City Limit Address Locator to check if your address is within the City limits.

Information for Sellers & Purchasers

If you are a seller or a purchaser and need information about this new tax, contact the California State Board of Equalization Local Revenue Allocation Unit at 916-324-3000.

The following Board of Equalization publications relate to district taxes:

For information specific to a business or industry, review the Board of Equalization's Publication List. The Board of Equalization's Local and District Taxes page also has helpful information for sellers and purchasers.

If you have questions, please call the California Board of Equalization's Taxpayer Information Section at 800-400-7115.