The City first adopted a Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) or Hotel Tax in 1965, applying to all lodging establishments within Healdsburg. In 2002, the voters approved a ballot initiative that affirmed the City’s 10% TOT and restricted the proceeds of the TOT for the provision of community services. In 2004, voters approved a ballot measure increasing the TOT from 10% to 12%, with the additional 2% supporting General Fund services. In 2016, voters approved a ballot measure increasing the TOT rate by an additional 2% to 14%, restricting the additional 2% for affordable housing programs and services. Today’s TOT is 14%; 10% goes Community Services, including parks; 2% goes to affordable housing; and 2% goes to the City’s General Fund (NOTE: there is nothing in Measure L that would change these previous voter-approved allocations).