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California Local Government Finance Almanac Releases Report on Local Super-Majority Voting Rules and Results

February 1, 2013

On Monday, League Fiscal Policy Advisor Michael Coleman released his report comparing the success rates for proposed local measures requiring majority votes against those requiring a 55 percent vote and those requiring a two-thirds vote.

 

Since 2001, more than 2,200 local revenue measures have been put before the voters. Those measures include school, city, county and special district taxes and bonds. Of those measures:

  • Two out of three general purpose use taxes or bonds were passed with a majority vote;
  • Four out of five 55 percent vote school bond measures passed; and
  • Half of the two-thirds vote measures succeeded.

For more details, please review the report, which has been posted on the California Local Government Finance Almanac website.



 
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