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Measure T Protects and Maintains Vital Torrance Community Services

April 4, 2008

TORRANCE, Calif., April 4, 2008 - Since 1972, the City has used its utility users' tax (UUT) on telephone communications to fund essential City services such as police, fire, street repair, parks, libraries, recreation programs and other services that are vital to our quality of life.

Due to changing technology, recent court rulings and new Federal regulations, the City has placed Measure T on the June 2008 ballot to update our existing UUT ordinance language.  This revised language will ensure that all residents are treated equally regardless of what types of telecommunications services they use.  This is not a new tax or a rate increase.  This simply replaces outdated language in order to protect the revenue generated by the UUT from changes in future rulings or regulations.  A significant percentage of taxes paid by Torrance's residents end up going to the State government; however, by law, all revenues collected from the UUT stay in Torrance for the benefit of our local residents.  For more information, click here.

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