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City of Hayward Utility Users Tax, Measure A (May 2009)

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A City of Hayward Utility Users Tax, Measure A ballot question was on the May 19, 2009 ballot for voters in the City of Hayward in Alameda County, where it was approved.

Measure A enacted what is known as a Utility Users Tax of 5.5% on gas, electricity, video and telecommunications services for ten years.

According to its supporters, a reason to vote "yes" on Measure A was "to protect our community from devastating cuts that will impact Hayward's quality of life for years to come."[1]

Election results

Measure A
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 7,999 54.0%
No6,81446.0%
These final election results are from the Alameda County election office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Measure A: "To prevent severe cuts to Hayward city services including: maintaining firefighters, paramedics, fire stations, and neighborhood police patrols; protecting emergency response times; preserving youth/anti-gang programs, disaster preparedness, and job/economic development services; shall the City of Hayward adopt an Ordinance enacting a Utility Users Tax of 5.5% on gas, electricity, video and telecommunications services, for 10 years only, with exemptions available for low-income/lifeline users; and all money dedicated to preserving Hayward city services?"

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