Measure DD was approved by a vote of the people on November 4, 2012.
PUC 799 Notice
– AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING AND REPLACING PORTIONS OF CHAPTER 3.20 OF THE LOS ALAMITOS MUNICIPAL CODE TO DECREASE THE RATE AND MODERNIZE THE TELEPHONE USERS TAX TO PRESERVE AND FUND IMPORTANT CITY SERVICES
Shall an ordinance be adopted to reduce the rate of the City’s tax on telecommunications users from 6% to 5%, modernize the language to treat taxpayers equally, regardless of technology used, and continue to use the proceeds to fund general municipal services, such as safety, parks and recreation, and street maintenance?
|TUT Fact Sheet-Oct. 2012|
Update – October 2012
The City is committed to providing residents with the most up to date information.Click here for a Fact Sheet on the Telephone Users Tax (TUT).
The Los Alamitos City Council hosted two public meetings in June, to gather community input regarding a potential measure to be placed on the November 2012 ballot. The ballot measure would modernize the City’s Telephone Users Tax (TUT), apply it equally to both older telephone technology and to newer telecommunications technology, avoid legal challenges that some other cities are experiencing, and possibly lower the rate.
The City of Los Alamitos currently receives approximately $650,000 from the TUT annually to fund essential City services such as the Police Department, Recreation and Community Services, Public Works and other basic City functions. The current TUT ordinance contains outdated language that has been challenged in other cities and could put the revenue at risk. Los Alamitos is one of hundreds of cities in California that depend on TUT revenue to provide basic services. The intent of the potential ballot measure is not to raise taxes, but to maintain the revenue needed to fund these services while at the same time modernizing and potentially lowering the TUT rate.
In the last 10 years, there have been 64 Telephone Users Tax measures on the ballot throughout California that either reduced or maintained the tax rate while modernizing the ordinance. Of the 64, only 3 measures failed, and 61 local measures passed.
The following Presentation has been prepared to help inform Los Alamitos residents. For additional information, please call City Hall at (562) 431-3538.