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City of Newark Utility Users Tax, Measure U (November 2010)

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A City of Newark Utility Users Tax, Measure U was on the November 2, 2010 ballot for voters in the City of Newark in Alameda County, where it was approved.

Measure U established a 3.5% utility users tax lasting for 5 years.

A simple majority vote was required for enactment of Measure U.

Election results

Measure U
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 5,850 58.71%
No4,11541.29%
These final, certified results are from the Alameda County elections office.

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Newark Temporary Fiscal Emergency Measure. To prevent closure of Silliman Center and elimination of school police officers and parks/recreation programs; restore public safety services, reopen the Senior Center; and prevent additional cuts to neighborhood patrols, crime prevention, anti-drug/gang-prevention programs, 9-1-1 emergency, and other city services, shall the City of Newark establish a 3.5% utility users tax for 5 years, exempting seniors and low-income residents, requiring independent audits, with no money for Sacramento?[1]

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