City of Vernon Utility Users Tax, Measure A (September 2012)

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A City of Vernon Utility Users Tax, Measure A ballot question was on the September 18, 2012 ballot for voters in the City of Vernon in Los Angeles County, where it was defeated.[1][2]

Measure A, if it had been approved, would have levied a 9.8% utility users tax on property owners in the city.

In the wake of the defeat, Vernon City Administrator said, "I am disappointed we did not succeed in convincing our voters of our city’s urgent need to raise general fund revenues to support public safety and other critically important city services. We must now consider alternative strategies to reduce our city’s sizable budget deficit."[2]

Susie Ybarra, the wife of a Vernon City Council member, voted against Measure A and told a local reporter, "Until council members take decreases to their salary and benefits, I will not support new taxes."[2]

Election results

Measure A
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No2460.0%
Yes 16 40.0%

Path to the ballot

Measure A was placed on the ballot by the Vernon City Council.

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