Berkeley Utility Users Tax, Measure Q (November 2012)

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A Berkeley Utility Users Tax, Measure Q ballot question was on the November 6, 2012 ballot for voters in the City of Berkeley in Alameda County, where it was approved.[1][2]

With the approval of Measure Q, the city's existing utility users tax rate stays the same, but will be extended to cover more utilities, including cell phones and related/similar technologies.

Election results

Measure Q
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 42,382 85.36%
No7,26614.64%
Final certified results from the Alameda County elections office.

Ballot text

The question on the ballot:

MEASURE Q: "Without increasing the rate, shall an ordinance be adopted to update Berkeley’s existing utility users tax, which funds police, fire and other essential City services, to keep current with changes in technology and Federal and State laws while maintaining exemptions for nonprofit educational organizations and hospitals, adding an exemption for low-income taxpayers, and requiring an annual verification and public report as to collection and expenditure of the tax?"[3]

See also

External links

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References

  1. Berkeleyside, "City Council approves pools measure, debates streets," June 27, 2012
  2. Berkeley Patch, "Deadline Looms for Ballot Arguments," August 16, 2012
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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