A City of Hayward Utility Users Tax, Measure A
ballot question was on the May 19, 2009 ballot
for voters in the City of Hayward in Alameda County
, where it was approved.
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."
| Measure A|
| Yes|| 7,999|| 54.0%|
- 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?"