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Los Angeles County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Measure SG
Utility Users Tax Amendment
City of San Gabriel

Ordinance - Majority Approval Required

Pass: 6,517 / 66.13% Yes votes ...... 3,338 / 33.87% No votes

See Also: Index of all Measures

Results as of Nov 28 5:11pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (20/20)
Information shown below: Summary | Impartial Analysis |

To fund general city services, including repairing, paving and maintaining local streets; keeping public areas and landscapes clean and well-maintained; preserving fire and paramedic emergency response times; improving police protection and investigations that reduce crime, shall the City of San Gabriel’s existing utility users tax ordinance be amended to reflect changes in technology and federal law, and increased from 6% to 8%, with mandatory audits and all money staying local for services and facilities in San Gabriel?

Important Information about City of San Gabriel public programs and services

Impartial Analysis from ROBERT L. KRESS, City Attorney
Measure SG submits an ordinance providing for updated language regarding technology, compliance with federal law and an increased rate for the existing utility user’s tax to the voters for their approval in compliance with Proposition 218, the Right to Vote on Taxes Act.

Measure SG would increase the current 6% rate to 8%. This is a maximum rate that cannot be increased without voter approval.

Measure SG would maintain existing exemptions for low-income residents.

Measure SG would replace outdated definitions with definitions that address new technologies and treat all telephone customers equally, whether they use traditional landline telephones, cell phones or some future mode of communication services.

The San Gabriel utility user’s tax is a general tax, and revenues collected are used to pay for the cost of general city operations, including police protection, fire and paramedic services, park maintenance, and public street paving and repair.

Measure SG requires approval of a majority of the voters. A “Yes” vote for Measure SG will adopt the changes described above. A “No” vote against Measure SG will leave in place the City’s existing utility tax without the changes described above.

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