Berkeley Utility Users Tax, Measure Q (November 2012)
With the approval of Measure Q, the city's existing utility users tax rate stays the same, but will be extended to cover more utilities, including cell phones and related/similar technologies.
- Final certified results from the Alameda County elections office.
The question on the ballot:
|MEASURE Q: "Without increasing the rate, shall an ordinance be adopted to update Berkeley’s existing utility users tax, which funds police, fire and other essential City services, to keep current with changes in technology and Federal and State laws while maintaining exemptions for nonprofit educational organizations and hospitals, adding an exemption for low-income taxpayers, and requiring an annual verification and public report as to collection and expenditure of the tax?"|