On the April 12, 2016 ballot, voters will find the following question:
If 50% + 1 of the voters vote yes, Ordinance No. 1369
will be approved and the language in the City's municipal code will be amended to:3.36.180 Utility users tax rate.
Effective July 1, 2016, the taxes imposed by this Chapter shall be at the rate of ten (10) percent, unless a lesser rate is established by the city council on or before August 1st of any year.3.36.200 Exemptions.
Nothing in this Chapter shall be construed as imposing a tax upon:
Any Person or service if imposition of such tax upon that Person or service would be in violation of a federal or California statute, the Constitution of the United States or the Constitution of the State of California;
Any individual who uses any utility subject to tax under this Ordinance in or upon any premises occupied by a household of which that individual is a member and that qualifies as "very low income" as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's annual survey of income limits for the Public Housing and Section 8 Programs.
The full text of the proposed Ordinance No. 1369 can be found here
More information on the City's Utility Users' Tax can be found here