City of Morgan Hill Utility Users Tax, Measure G (November 2008)
Measure G was supported by Citizens for a Safer Morgan Hill and opposed by CAUGHT Again.
The pro-G campaign raised $6,050, most of it ($5,000) from the Morgan Hill Police Officers Association. With their funds, they hired San Francisco-based TBWB Strategies.
- These final, certified, election results are from the Santa Clara County elections office.
Measure G opponents maintained that the Morgan Hill City Council could pay for more police without Measure G except that the city council okayed, in their view, financially unsound recreation facilities through the redevelopment agency. These included the Centennial Recreation Center, the Community and Cultural Center, the Aquatics Center and the Outdoor Sports Center which have operating losses to the city that create a burden on the public treasury, according to Measure G's opponents.
The question on the ballot:
|MEASURE G: "To help protect general City services including public safety, shall the City of Morgan Hill establish a two percent general utility users' tax on the use of gas, electricity, water, telecommunications, video, sewer, and refuse hauling services, with low-income exemptions, to be reviewed by the City Council every two years and terminated if findings are not made that the tax is necessary for the City's financial health?"|
- Text of measure (PDF file)
- Election results for Measure G
- Safer Morgan Hill, website supporting G
- G No Way, website opposing G
- 2 percent utility tax for additional police to be on ballot, July 8, 2008
- Morgan Hill Times, "Librers tops campaign funding," October 9, 2008
- Morgan Hills Times, "Utility tax measure causing a rift"
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