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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.

Peggy Gerling
Fremont

 
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