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.
| Measure U|
| Yes|| 5,850|| 58.71%|
- These final, certified results are from the Alameda County elections office.
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|| 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?