Stanton Utility User Taxes, Measures J and K (June 2012)

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Two Stanton Utility User Tax ballot questions (Measures J and K) were on the June 5, 2012 ballot for voters in the City of Stanton in Orange County.

Measure J was defeated; if it had been approved, the city's existing utility user tax would have been increased from 5% to 7.5%. It would have also have been applied to additional utilities, such as cell phone usage.[1]

Measure K was an advisory measure about how to prioritize spending the additional money that Measure J would have generated if Measure J had been approved. since Measure J was defeated, the approval of Measure K is meaningless.[1]

Election Results

Measure J
Defeatedd No1,80055.2%
Yes 1,463 44.8%
Measure K
Approveda Yes 2,351 72.2%
These final results are from the Orange County elections office.

Ballot text

Measure J

The question on the ballot:

MEASURE J: "Shall the existing utility user tax, approved by the voters in 2001 at the rate of 5%, be increased to the rate of 7.5%, applied to all utility services, with an annual adjustment for inflation according to the Consumer Price Index, for the funding of general city services and programs, provided that existing exemptions from the tax remain?"[2]

Measure K

The question on the ballot:

MEASURE K: "Advisory Vote. Should the City Council give priority to the following vital City programs and services in allocating money available in the City’s general fund: providing for public safety by continuing and preserving police, fire and paramedic services; retain Stanton’s support for school programs; restoring adequate reserves and funding economic growth and jobs?"[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Garden Grove Journal, "Voters to decide on utility tax increase," May 31, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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