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Los Angeles County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Measure PC
Temporary Utility User Tax Increase
City of Pomona

Ordinance - Majority Approval Required

Fail: 8,127 / 27.60% Yes votes ...... 21,319 / 72.40% No votes

See Also: Index of all Measures

Results as of Nov 28 5:11pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (19/19)
Information shown below: Impartial Analysis |

Should a temporary two years and two months Utility Users Tax (UUT) rate increase be enacted in the City of Pomona in the amount of one percent (1.0%) for Citywide improvements and services from nine percent (9.0%) to ten percent (10%)?

Impartial Analysis from City Attorney
Measure “PC” appears on the ballot as a result of a voter initiative process whereby the initiative proponents gathered signatures from registered voters within the City of Pomona and qualified the placement of this temporary tax increase measure to be presented to all of Pomona’s voters.

The City of Pomona, like other cities in Los Angeles County, imposes a general use tax on residential and commercial utility accounts (Utility Users Tax). The existing Utility Users Tax generates revenues that are used to provide public services, such as police and fire protection, parks and recreation, library, public works, and other city programs and services.

If adopted, Measure “PC” will amend the provisions of the Pomona City Code to temporarily increase the existing nine percent (9%) Utility Users Tax by one percent (1%). This will be a temporary two year and two month increase to fund general city services. General city services can include the funding to hire additional police officers, install speed humps in residential areas and repair neighborhood streets and major roads and highways, continue efforts to fight gangs and drugs by expanding anti-crime programs, and funding for improving local parks. If approved, the additional funds generated by this Measure would be placed in the City of Pomona’s general fund to be designated for specific uses and programs by City Council resolution.

Measure “PC” exempts qualified disabled individuals and senior citizens 62 years and older from the temporary tax increase. This Measure also requires an annual independent audit of the funds generated and the expenditure of such funds.

A “Yes” vote on Measure “PC” supports imposing a temporary, two month and two year, one percent (1%) Utility Users Tax increase to generate funds for general city services, subject to the independent audit provisions of the Measure.

A “No” vote on Measure “PC” will maintain the current level of the Utility Users Tax, and no additional revenues will be generated to continue or expand existing public services.

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