If it doesn't expire until 2019, why renew it now?

Measure D renews a primary source of revenue for Hayward. In order to plan service delivery for the future, the City of Hayward must know well in advance whether it can count on its third-largest revenue stream.

Waiting until 2018 to renew makes accurate budgeting nearly impossible and could have disastrous consequences if it is not renewed. Even if approved by voters now, the renewed Measure D would not begin until 2019.