City of Desert Hot Springs Utility Users Tax, Measure A (May 2009)

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A City of Desert Hot Springs Utility Users Tax, Measure A ballot question was on the May 19, 2009 ballot for voters in the City of Desert Hot Springs in Riverside County, where it was approved.[1]

Measure A expanded the type of utilities in Desert Hot Springs to which its existing utility tax applies, and increased the rate of the tax by 2%. The tax is set to sunset in 2020.

Measure A's supporters said that if it was approved, it would allow the City of Desert Hot Springs to expand its spending; specifically, the city said Measure A would allow it to hire 4 additional police officers.

Election results

Measure A
Approveda Yes 1,506 74.81%
These final, certified, election results are from the Riverside County election office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Measure A: "To maintain a balanced budget, reduce debt and protect public safety services, including maintaining experienced police, 9-1-1 response, anti-gang/thug programs, natural disaster preparedness, and graffiti removal, shall the City of Desert Hot Springs modernize/increase the existing utility users tax rate by 2%, to sunset after 11 years, requiring independent annual audits and public expenditure reports, with all revenue staying in Desert Hot Springs?"[2]

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  1. My Desert, "DHS on track to expand police force," May 19, 2009 (dead link)
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.