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Posted on: August 30, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City of Malibu November 8, 2022 General Municipal Election Updates

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City of Malibu November 8, 2022 General Municipal Election Updates

In the General Municipal Elections on November 8, 2022, Malibu voters will see two seats on the City Council and “Measure MC,” a Transactions and Use Tax to support City services to the community. All City information on the 2022 election will be posted and updated on the City website at

City Council Candidates

The nomination period for candidates for City Council in Malibu’s 2022 General Municipal Election closed on August 17, 2022 at 5:30 PM. Six candidates filed nomination papers before the deadline and all six have qualified for inclusion on the ballot to fill the two open City Council seats. Councilmembers Karen Farrer and Mikke Pierson did not file to run for second terms on the City Council. California Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber reported the ballot order for the November 8, 2022 ballot to the City will be: 

  • Marianne Riggins
  • Ryan Embree
  • Jimy Tallal
  • Bill Sampson
  • Doug Stewart
  • Hap Henry

Measure MC 

Measure MC, a ballot measure for City of Malibu voters only, will appear on the November 8, 2022 General Municipal Election ballot. Measure MC seeks voter approval to authorize a one-half cent (½ ¢) Transactions and Use (sales) Tax.

A “YES vote” approves the City’s proposal.

A “NO vote” rejects the City’s proposal.

The Ballot Question:

"To support such city services as public safety, crime and fire prevention, addressing homelessness, keeping public areas safe and clean, preventing speeding and reckless driving, protecting coastal waters and beaches from pollution, preserving natural areas, supporting local businesses, and other general city services; shall a measure be adopted establishing a 1/2¢ transactions and use (sales) tax providing approximately $3,000,000 annually until ended by voters, requiring public spending disclosures and local control of funds?"

Measure MC would go to the City’s general fund and could be used to:

  • Maintain public safety and emergency services
  • Address homelessness
  • Clean and maintain parks and other public areas
  • Address traffic regulation
  • Maintain coastal waters
  • Maintain and improve natural areas
  • Provide support to local businesses

Additional information:

  • Certain groceries and prescription medications would not be taxed
  • It is estimated that 73% would be paid for by tourists and visitors to
  • Malibu (According to a report prepared by the City’s sales tax consultant, HdL Companies)

Taxpayer Accountability Measures:

  • All funds generated by Measure MC will go to the City
  • Mandatory financial audits and annual public reports

For more information contact the City Clerk at or call 310-456-2489, ext. 228. 

Provided as a public service for your information only by the City of Malibu.

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