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June 7, 2016 — Elecciones Primarias de California

City of Long Beach
Measure A Ordinance - Majority Approval Required

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Resultados electorales

Se aprueba

54,928 votos si (60.32%)

36,132 votos no (39.68%)

100% de distritos activos (277/277).

Public Safety, Infrastructure Repair and Neighborhood Services
— undefined

To maintain 911 emergency response services; increase police, firefighter/paramedic staffing; repair potholes/streets; improve water supplies; and maintain general services; shall the City of Long Beach establish a one cent (1%) transactions and use (sales) tax for six years, generating approximately $48 million annually, declining to one-half cent for four years and then ending, requiring a citizens' advisory committee and independent audits, with all funds remaining in Long Beach?

¿Qué es esta propuesta?

Información básica sobre la iniciativa de ley — Información oficial sobre esta iniciativa

Un voto por el SÍ significa

Voting Yes on Measure A will:

- Put more police officers on our streets

- Maintain and improve 911 paramedic response times

- Restore fire engines and firefighters at critical locations

- Fix Long Beach streets, roads, alleys, and repair potholes

- Upgrade city water systems to protect neighborhoods

Un voto por el NO significa

A "no" vote is a vote against authorizing the transactions and use tax.

Análisis del analista legislativo / Proposal


By Charles Parkin, City Attorney

Voter approval of this measure would amend the Long Beach Municipal Code by adding a transactions and use (sales) tax for a period of ten years on the sale and/or use of all tangible personal property sold at retail in the City, initially at the rate of one cent for every dollar spent (or one percent) for the first six years of the tax, and declining to one-half cent for every dollar spent (or one-half percent) for the remaining four years. The tax would automatically terminate after the tenth year.

The measure, which was placed on the ballot by the Long Beach City Council, proposes a general tax, from which the revenue would be placed in the City’s general fund. The measure requires a majority vote of the electorate.

The measure requires that a five-member citizens advisory committee be established to make recommendations on the priority of funded projects and to review the use of the funds by the City. The measure further requires annual audits of expenditures.

The proposed tax would be administered by the California State Board of Equalization, in the same manner that sales tax is currently administered, in order to reduce the cost of collecting the tax and to minimize the burden of record-keeping upon retailers subject to the tax. Collection of the tax would begin on January 1, 2017.


A yes vote is a vote in favor of authorizing the transactions and use tax for a period of ten years. A “no” vote is a vote against authorizing the transactions and use tax.

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against the ballot measure

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