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City of Newark Utility Users Tax, Measure U (November 2010)

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A City of Newark Utility Users Tax, Measure U was on the November 2, 2010 ballot for voters in the City of Newark in Alameda County, where it was approved.

Measure U established a 3.5% utility users tax lasting for 5 years.

A simple majority vote was required for enactment of Measure U.

Election results

Measure U
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 5,850 58.71%
No4,11541.29%
These final, certified results are from the Alameda County elections office.

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

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

Newark Temporary Fiscal Emergency Measure. To prevent closure of Silliman Center and elimination of school police officers and parks/recreation programs; restore public safety services, reopen the Senior Center; and prevent additional cuts to neighborhood patrols, crime prevention, anti-drug/gang-prevention programs, 9-1-1 emergency, and other city services, shall the City of Newark establish a 3.5% utility users tax for 5 years, exempting seniors and low-income residents, requiring independent audits, with no money for Sacramento?

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