A City of Pinole Utility Users Tax, Measure S
was on the November 2, 2010 ballot
for voters in the City of Pinole in Contra Costa County
. It was defeated.
Pinole had an 8% utility users tax that was set to end in 2012. If Measure S had been approved, that 8% tax would have been extended for eight more years and water bills, which were not taxed under the existing utility user tax, would have been taxed. The utility users tax that was in place in Pinole raised about $2.1 million a year.
A simple majority vote was required for approval.
| Measure S|
|Yes|| 2,761|| 44.76%|
- These final, certified results are from the Contra Costa County elections office.
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|| To continue essential public services to the residents of Pinole, shall an ordinance be adopted to amend Section 3.26.180 of the Pinole Municipal Code to extend the existing Utility User Tax of eight percent for an additional eight years, until December 31, 2020 and to include a new utility users tax on water utility services at the existing tax rate?