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City of Avalon
Measure S - Majority Approval Required

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Election Results


229 votes yes (34%)

444 votes no (66%)

Shall a measure be adopted by the City of Avalon enacting a one-quarter percent (1/4%) transactions and use (sales) tax, generating approximately $250,000.00 annually for general government use, until ended by voters?

What is this proposal?

Details — Official information

Impartial analysis / Proposal

Scott Campbell, City Attorney

On February 15, 2022, the City Council voted to place Measure S on the June 7, 2022 general municipal election ballot. By placing Measure S on the ballot, the City complies with Article XIII C of the California Constitution (Proposition 218), which requires a majority of the voters to approve an ordinance which establishes a general tax.

Currently, the City of Avalon levies a 1.5% combined sales, transaction and use tax (sales tax). This .25% general tax would be paid in addition to the current sales taxes and would be collected at the same time and in the same manner as
existing sales taxes. If approved, the combined sales tax rate on purchases in Avalon would be 10.25%, of which 1.75% would consist of City transactions and use/sales taxes. All revenues raised by this tax would remain in the City and
would not be shared with the State, County or any other agency.

If this Measure is approved by a majority of Avalon voters, this Measure would authorize a general one-quarter percent (.25%) retail transactions and use (sales) tax within the City of Avalon. A .25% rate equates to an extra 25¢ per $100
purchased. It is estimated that Measure S will provide an additional $250,000 in annual local funding for general City services. This tax would be a "general tax," meaning that revenues raised from the tax would go into the City's general
fund to pay for general government use.

If approved, the tax would remain in effect until repealed by Avalon voters voting at a subsequent election.

A "yes" vote on Measure S will authorize the .25% transactions and use (sales) tax.

A "no" vote on Measure S will not authorize the .25% transactions and use (sales) tax.

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against

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