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Perris Measure D Advisory Vote on How to Spend the Measure C parcel tax (November 2009)

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A City of Perris Measure D Advisory Vote on How to Spend the Measure C parcel tax ballot question was on the November 3, 2009 ballot for voters in the City of Perris in Riverside County, where it was approved.[1]

Measure D allowed voters to register an opinion about how the city should spend the taxes it raises, if the Measure C tax, on the ballot at the same time, was approved.

Measure C was defeated, so the vote on Measure D was moot.

Election results

Measure D
Approveda Yes 1,084 58.03%
These final, certified, results are from the Riverside County elections office.


The Press-Enterprise editorialized against Measures C and D. In an editorial that urged a "no" vote, they wrote, " A property tax hike is also a baffling choice for an area that has seen widespread foreclosures. Riverside County had one foreclosure filing for every 74 homes in August, the second-highest rate of any metropolitan area in the nation. Adding to the cost of owning a home makes little sense right now. Even more troubling, Measure C offers a permanent answer to a temporary crisis. The economy will eventually turn around, but the proposed parcel tax would stay in place -- with the assessment amount climbing by 2 percent each year. So just why should closing budget holes for the next three or four years require a tax hike that will remain long after the downturn ends?"[2]

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