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Orange County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Measure AA
Use of Utility User Tax
City of Placentia

Advisory - Majority Approval Required

4,049 / 45.0% Yes votes ...... 4,940 / 55.0% No votes

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Results as of Nov 12 4:00pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (36/36)
Information shown below: Impartial Analysis | Arguments |

ADVISORY VOTE ONLY. Use of the Utility User Tax. THIS MEASURE DOES NOT INCREASE TAXES AND IS NOT BINDING ON THE CITY COUNCIL. . Shall any portion of the funds from any voter-approved increase in the City's Utility User's Tax be used for increases to City Employee, including police employee, compensation (salaries and/or benefits)?

Impartial Analysis from City Attorney
This measure is advisory only. This measure does not impose or increase any tax and it is not legally binding on the City Council of the City of Placentia. The question posed to the City's voters is whether a portion of the funds derived from any voter approved increase in the City's utility user tax should be used for increases to City employee, including police employee, compensation, including salary and/or benefits.

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Arguments For Measure AA Arguments Against Measure AA
The City services you receive and expect are dependent on City employees. If the City wants to be able to hire and retain the best, the brightest, and the most experienced people, then the City needs to provide our employees with a competitive wage and benefits package.

The fact is that the City is in competition with the other cities and agencies in Orange County for experienced police officers. If we don't want the police officers we hired and trained to leave and go to Anaheim or Santa Ana or somewhere else that pays more for police officers than Placentia, we have to pay our police officers an appropriate salary. These men and women are putting their lives on the line for our security and safety every day. We have a responsibility to ensure that they are being fairly compensated. If we don't, then we shouldn't be surprised when they leave.

Help us hire and keep the best and the brightest. Vote YES on Measure AA.

No argument against this measure was submitted

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