City of Pinole Utility Users Tax, Measure S (November 2010)

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A City of Pinole Utility Users Tax, Measure S was on the November 2, 2010 ballot for voters in the City of Pinole in Contra Costa County. It was defeated.

Pinole had an 8% utility users tax that was set to end in 2012. If Measure S had been approved, that 8% tax would have been extended for eight more years and water bills, which were not taxed under the existing utility user tax, would have been taxed. The utility users tax that was in place in Pinole raised about $2.1 million a year.[1]

A simple majority vote was required for approval.

Election results

Measure S
Defeatedd No3,40855.24%
Yes 2,761 44.76%
These final, certified results are from the Contra Costa County elections office.

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

To continue essential public services to the residents of Pinole, shall an ordinance be adopted to amend Section 3.26.180 of the Pinole Municipal Code to extend the existing Utility User Tax of eight percent for an additional eight years, until December 31, 2020 and to include a new utility users tax on water utility services at the existing tax rate?[2]

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  1. Contra Costa Times, "Pinole: Long, Banuelos, Green win city council bids; Measure S shot down", November 2, 2010
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.