Bellflower Utility Users Tax, Measure A (November 2010)

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A City of Bellflower Utility Users Tax, Measure A ballot proposition was on the November 2, 2010 ballot for voters in the City of Bellflower in Los Angeles County.[1] It was narrowly defeated.

The utility users tax charged by Bellflower was 5% at the time of the Measure A election. If Measure A had been approved, the tax would have increased to 7%. The new higher tax would have been in effect for five years, generating an estimated $1.6 million a year for those five years.

A simple majority vote was required for approval.

Election results

Measure A
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No6,69950.05%
Yes 6,686 49.95%
These final, certified results are from the Smartvoter.org, California, Los Angeles County elections information.

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Measure A: Shall an ordinance to offset severe State cuts to the City of Bellflower by protecting and restoring essential City services including: sheriff patrols/substation hours of operation, school crossing guards, school safety/after-school programs, services for the disabled and drug/gang prevention; by temporarily increasing the City's utility users' tax by 2%, with a 5-year sunset, audits, low-income senior exemptions, citizens' oversight, and local control of funds be adopted?[2]

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References

  1. Los Angeles Wave, "Bellflower to ask voters to increase utility tax," July 1, 2010
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.