October 31, 2006 > Vote No on Measure L
Vote No on Measure L
If a utility tax is really necessary for police, fire and maintenance, why does Measure L stipulate the revenue will go into the general fund?
There are two reasons:
Money in the general fund gives the Fremont Council more flexibility to spend the revenue for anything they desire such as the A's baseball team, a trip for the council to a sister city, salary increases and benefits for city management, pollsters, consultants, etc.
The council is using the loophole that money going into the general fund requires only a 51% vote whereas 66 2/3 is required if designated for a specific purpose.
With our exorbitant gas and electric bills, who can afford an additional tax? The proponents monthly estimate of $4 per household is very low and unrealistic.
If you agree with all of the above, please vote "No" on Measure L, and reject the utility tax for the second time.