Oroville Utility Users Tax, Measure A (November 2010)

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A City of Oroville Utility Users Tax, Measure A was on the November 2, 2010 ballot for voters in the City of Oroville in Butte County. It was approved.

Measure A expanded the types of utilities to which Oroville's utility tax applies to include communication services, including telecommunications and video services regardless of the technology deployed. The tax rate was to be reduced from 5% to 4.5%.

Oroville has had a utility tax, or telephone tax, since 1969.

A simple majority vote was required for approval.

Election results

Measure A
Approveda Yes 2,239 73.19%
These results are from the Butte County election office

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Shall Ordinance No. 1960 be adopted to reduce the City of Oroville utility user’s tax for telecommunications and video services from 5% to 4.5% and to update telecommunication service definitions?[1]

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