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Yucca Valley Sales Tax Increase, Measure U (November 2012)

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A Town of Yucca Valley Sales Tax Increase, Measure U ballot question was on the November 6, 2012 ballot for voters in the Town of Yucca Valley in San Bernardino County, where it was defeated.

If Measure U had been approved, it would have imposed a one-cent sales tax on the purchase of goods and services within Yucca Valley for thirty years.

Election results

Measure U
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No3,59451.73%
Yes 3,354 48.27%
Final certified results from the San Bernardino County elections office.

Support

Supporters

The arguments in the official voter guide supporting Measure U were signed by:

  • Jennifer Collins, president, Yucca Valley Chamber of Commece
  • Mike Kelliher, senior volunteer
  • Ellin Loveless, senior volunteer
  • Cynthia Kraemer, real estate agent
  • Richard Gham, resident
  • Bob Dunn, resident and businessman
  • Jack Rarick, businessman
  • Bob Connors, senior volunteer
  • John Babrowski, Yucca Valley Rotary volunteer

Arguments in favor

The arguments in the official voter guide supporting Measure U included:

  • The state has ordered Yucca Valley to convert to a centralized sewer system by 2016 and the proceeds of Measure U will help pay for that.
  • The funds from Measure U will help support police and 911 staffing levels.
  • Measure U funds will help maintain and repair streets and alleys.
  • The funds will stay local.

Opposition

Opponents

The arguments in the official voter guide opposing Measure U were signed by:

  • Curt Duffy, MfA, EdD, instructional designer
  • Bob Leone, a past mayor of Yucca Valley
  • Rae Packard, president, Morongo Basin Property Association
  • Claude Short, teacher/candidate, HDWD Board of Directors
  • Margo Sturges, a past planning commissioner in Yucca Valley

Arguments against

The arguments in the official voter guide opposing Measure U included:

  • Every consumer good sold in Yucca Valley will cost more.
  • There is no guarantee that the funds raised by a Measure U sales tax would actually go to pay for the sewer system.
  • Local residents may stop paying gas for their cars in town and instead go to gas stations in Joshua Tree or Morongo Valley.
  • Measure U would transfer money from struggling families into the hands of government.
  • The town manager is on a spending spree and voting "No on U" will help stop that.

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