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City of Vernon Parcel Tax on Commercial Properties, Measure L (April 2013)

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A City of Vernon Parcel Tax on Commercial Properties, Measure L ballot question was on the April 9, 2013 ballot for voters in the City of Vernon in Los Angeles County, where it was approved.[1]

Measure L imposes a parcel tax on non-residential parcels in the City of Vernon for ten years. The tax rate is $0.03 per square foot. This rate can be adjusted upwards annually for inflation without a further vote of the city's residents.

According to the way Measure L is written, revenue raised by it can only be spent on "Fire Protection, Public Health and Police related services and projects."

Measure L will generate about $1.9 million in new revenue for the city each year.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Measure L: "Shall an ordinance be adopted to authorize, for a period of ten years, the levy of an annual special parcel tax on non-residential parcels at the rate of $0.03 per square foot (adjusted annually for inflation) to fund (i) City fire protection services and projects, (ii) City health services and projects, and (iii) City police services and projects?"[2]

See also


  1. Los Angeles Times, "Vernon voters approve $8 million in tax hikes," April 10, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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