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To pay for the City of Sierra Madre's police, fire, roads, water, sewers, parks, library and everything else, the City of Sierra Madre needs revenue. It's not free. Unfortunately, the City of Sierra Madre Ranked 460th out of 481 municipalities in PER CAPITA SALES TAX REVENUE in the State. The City of Sierra Madre is sales tax poor. That's why the City of Sierra Madre relies on its UUT much more than other communities. 

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 9:19 PM

How Sierra Madre’s election results impact the future of its police department

The 100-year-old Sierra Madre Police Department is breathing a sigh of relief after Tuesday’s election.
Unconfirmed results show about 72 percent of voters supported increasing the city’s Utility Users Tax to 10 percent rather than letting it drop to 6 percent in July.
That boost will keep the city from moving forward on major budget cuts to city services that would have included public safety. A reduced UUT would have created a projected $1 million shortfall, according to city officials.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 11:32 PM

Election 2016: Sierra Madre voters support UUT increase

SIERRA MADRE - Voters overwhelmingly support a measure to increase the city’s Utility Users Tax, according to unofficial election results Tuesday.

Sunday, March 20, 2016 4:57 PM

Who is behind an initiative to repeal utility taxes in Sierra Madre?

TeaPAC, a political action committee that has raised more than $222,000 since 2011, has helped set up small, grassroots groups targeting utility user’s taxes in their cities. One of those groups, the California Tax Limitation Committee (CTLC), successfully got a measure seeking to repeal the utility user’s tax in Sierra Madre on the ballot in that city.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 10:44 PM

Election 2016: What’s a stake in Sierra Madre’s Utility Users Tax vote

"Once again, residents are being asked to vote on the city’s Utility Users Tax in the April 12 election. And for the small city, losing the funds the UUT provides could be a death blow for many city services."

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:00 AM

Sierra Madre to contract with LA County Sheriff’s for temporary patrol services

"The police department said they have struggled to recruit full-time officers due to lower salaries than other cities and concerns over job security stemming from its contracting talks with the Sheriff’s. Recruiting has also suffered from concerns over the decreased Utility Users Tax, which city staff believes could force department cuts, including police, if voters don’t restore it in the April election."

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Sierra Madre, California 91024
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