South Pasadena Utility Users Tax, Measure UT (November 2011)
Measure UT reduces the amount of the overall tax on utilities from 8% to 7.5%. Each utility tax will remain in effect for ten years.
The current utility tax of 8% is set to be reduced to 5% on March 5, 2013. If Measure UT had not been approved, that reduction would have taken place.
17% of South Pasadena's general fund revenue comes from its Utility User's Tax.
- Election results are from the Los Angeles County elections office.
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|Measure UT: "To offset state cuts and provide vital city services, shall an ordinance be adopted to extend and reduce the South Pasadena Utility User's Tax from 8% to 7.5% to maintain police patrols, fire, paramedics and 9-1-1 emergency services and safety equipment; fix potholes; repair streets and sidewalks; maintain senior meals and services; and other essential city services, requiring equal taxpayer treatment, annual audits, with no funds for Sacramento, with the entire tax expiring in 10 years?"|