City of Hayward Utility Users Tax, Measure A (May 2009)
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."
- These final election results are from the Alameda County election office.
The question on the ballot:
|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?"|
- CalTax May 19 local tax measures
- Full text of Measure A in English
- Measure A in Spanish
- Measure A in Chinese
- Analysis of Measure A by Hayward city attorney
- Election results
- Arguments in favor of Measure A
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.