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Advisory Vote Concerning Expenditure of Revenue from Measure F-14
City of Atascadero
Advisory Vote - Majority Approval Required
Pass: 4480 / 69.13% Yes votes ...... 2001 / 30.87% No votes
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Results as of Nov 4 11:17pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (16/16)|
42.5% Voter Turnout (6808/16031)
|Information shown below: Impartial Analysis | Arguments ||
Measure E-14 is an advisory vote concerning the expenditure of any revenue from the proposed new City of Atascadero transactions and use tax (Measure F-14), if that Measure is approved by the voters.
Measure E-14 does not increase taxes. Rather, Measure E-14 provides an opportunity for voters to voice their opinion on whether the additional tax revenue, if Measure F-14 is approved, should be used for the purpose of repairing and maintaining neighborhood roads and aging roadways. If a majority of the voters vote "yes" on this measure, it will be an indication to the City of how voters believe the revenues should be spent.
Elections Code section 9603(c) governing the purpose and effect of such an advisory vote states:
"... `advisory vote' means an indication of general voter opinion regarding the ballot proposal. The results of the advisory vote will in no manner be controlling on the sponsoring legislative body."
Accordingly, the results of the advisory vote are not controlling on the City, but may prove helpful in communicating the will of the voters to the City Council when making decisions concerning how funds from Measure F-14 will be spent.
s/BRIAN PIERIK City Attorney, City of Atascadero
|Arguments For Measure E-14||Arguments Against Measure E-14|
|The maintenance and repair of Atascadero's neighborhood roads and aging roadways is at a critical point. While the City has been creative in stretching every road dollar and leveraging funds we have been slowly falling behind in necessary repairs and maintenance.
Atascadero has 139 miles of City maintained roads. It takes over $1.5 million annually just to keeps the roads in the condition that they are in. Measure F-14 would generate approximately $1.7 million annually. When added to the existing road funding the Measure F-14 funds would allow the City to make significant progress toward improving the condition of our roads.
A YES vote on Measure E-14 will tell the City to use the new sales tax revenue for:
- Rehabilitating failing neighborhood roads to improve safety and reduce vehicle maintenance costs.
These critical investments in the infrastructure of our community reduces long-term reconstruction costs, increases safety, reduces the risk of injury and property damage, increases property values and encourages economic investment in Atascadero.
These measures will ensure local control by our Atascadero City Council over the funds rather than state or federal lawmakers. Measure F-14 will provide a reliable funding source to repair our neighborhood roads and aging roadways. Measure E-14 will set the use for the new funds as the repair and maintenance of the roads.
Please join us in voting Yes on Measure E-14 & Yes on Measure F-14 so that the maintenance and repair of our neighborhood streets can begin as soon as possible.
Visit http://www.fixatascaderoroads.com to learn more
s/ Heather L. Moreno, City Council Member
s/ Ray M. Buban
s/ Madalyn McDaniel
s/ Kelly Long
s/ Don Idler
No arguments against Measure E-14 were submitted.