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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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City of Ukiah
Measure Z Advisory Question - Majority Approval Required

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Election Results

Passed

3,552 votes yes (64.84%)

1,926 votes no (35.16%)

100% of precincts reporting (35/35).

5,478 ballots counted.

Advisory Vote for Measure Y
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Should street repair and maintenance and related public infrastructure improvements be the exclusive use of the revenues from an additional .5% sales tax in the City of Ukiah and add to and not replace current spending for street maintenance and repair?

What is this proposal?

Measure Details — Official information about this measure

Impartial analysis / Proposal

City Attorney

    Measure Z is a companion to Measure Y.  The companion Measure Y seeks voter approval for an ordinance that increases the locally adopted transaction and use tax in the City of Ukiah from one-half of one percent (0.05%) to one percent (1%).  Measure Y is a general tax measure that requires a majority vote to pass.  General taxes, like the tax in Measure Y, can be spent for any municipal purpose, such as street maintenance and repair, but also for police, fire, and emergency medical services, public parks, city owned recreational facilities, and city sponsored recreational programs, among other things.

 

     Measure Z asks whether the repair and maintenance of City streets should be the exclusive use of this additional general tax revenue produced by Measure Y and whether that revenue should add to and not replace existing spending on the repair and maintenance of City streets.  Measure Z is an advisory measure.  As that term suggests, Measure Z is advisory to, and not binding upon, the City Council.  Nevertheless, the City Council has placed the measure on the ballot to gauge public opinion on how additional sales tax revenues should be spent and the election results will be available to the members of the City Council when it is asked to approve future City budgets.

 

In the ballot argument in favor of Measure Y, the City Council has stated that if both Measures Y and Z are approved, it has a plan to improve the condition of City streets and maintain those improved conditions over time.  Such ballot argument statements are considered evidence of the City Council’s intent in placing Measure Y on the ballot.

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against the ballot measure

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