IETA Election Night Successes

 

IETA Soundly Defeats Measure K in Victorville; Pulls Off Victory Against Measure J in Barstow; Enjoys a Landslide Win with Measure H in Perris

“We are pleased that Victorville residents will be spared the additional burden of an increased sales tax, particularly given the recent jump in gas prices due to misplaced priorities by our leaders in Sacramento,” Inland Empire Taxpayers Association (IETA) president Chris Mann said.”vvdailypress_logo

Paola Baker  (pbakeratvvdailypressdotcom)  
Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE — Measure K looks to be short of the two-thirds majority vote needed to pass a sales tax hike meant to bolster fire and public safety services here.

Unofficial election night results showed 2,042 voters said “No” on Measure K, a half-cent sales tax measure expected to raise $8.5 million yearly in revenue to supplement the city’s general fund dollars. The funds would be used specifically for public safety services.

Over 62 percent of the 5,393 votes counted, so far, leaned towards the measure, but they weren’t enough to close the gap and reach the two-thirds majority needed.

“We are pleased that Victorville residents will be spared the additional burden of an increased sales tax, particularly given the recent jump in gas prices due to misplaced priorities by our leaders in Sacramento,” Inland Empire Taxpayers Association (IETA) president Chris Mann said.

The organization — along with the San Bernardino County Firefighters union, or Local 935 — spearheaded the measure’s opposition campaign. City officials promised funds generated by the measure would be used to bolster fire services, but union president Jim Grigoli said there were no guarantees of this.

Full Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20171107/measure-k-cant-muster-two-thirds-majority-vote

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The passage of Measure H in Perris will allow the City to sell two water systems for $11.5 million to Liberty Utilities.

“It’s a win, win for everybody,” Perris Mayor Michael Vargas said Wednesday. “The City gets to retire the debt, citizens get a cap on their water costs for 10 years and everybody in the city gets to appreciate upgrades to parks and fields.”

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