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Utility Services Tax
Town of Portola Valley
Majority Approval Required
Pass: 1,035 / 86.3% Yes votes ...... 165 / 13.8% No votes
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Results as of Jan 15 5:15pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (3/3)|
25.4% Voter Turnout (91,335/359,535)
|Information shown below: Impartial Analysis | Full Text|
Do the People of the Town of Portola Valley adopt an ordinance that continues the reduction of the general purpose Utility Users Tax levied on telephone, gas, water and electricity, set forth in Chapter 3.32 of the Portola Valley Municipal Code, from 5.5% to 4.5% on the charges made for such utility services for a period of four years from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2018?
A "Yes" vote is in favor of continuing the reduction of the Utility User's Tax to four and one-half percent (4.5%).
A "No" vote is not in favor of continuing the reduction of the Utility User's Tax, resulting in the tax reverting to and being collected at five and one-half percent (5.5%) effective July 1, 2014.
In order for the tax to continue to be reduced to four and one-half percent (4.5%), the ballot measure must be approved by more than fifty percent (50%) of the voters voting on the measure.
The proceeds from the Utility User's Tax are deposited into the Town's General Fund and are expended for general governmental purposes, including, but not limited to, the maintenance of streets, parks, trails and drainage structures. This ballot measure does not affect the Town's second Utility User's Tax, a two percent (2%) Utility Users Tax on telephone, gas, water and electricity charges, the proceeds of which are deposited into the Town's restricted Open Space Fund.
|Full Text of Measure Q|
|ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF PORTOLA
VALLEY AMENDING SECTION 3.32.075
[REDUCTION IN GENERAL TAX] OF
CHAPTER 3.32 [TELEPHONE, GAS, WATER
AND ELECTRICITY USERS TAX] OF TITLE
3 [REVENUE AND FINANCE] OF THE
PORTOLA VALLEY MUNICIPAL CODE
the citizens of the Town of Portola Valley
wish to maintain the reduced 4.5 percent Utility User Tax imposed
on all users of telecommunications, gas, water and electricity for
an additional four years.
the citizens of the Town of
Portola Valley do