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City distributes info on Measure X

The City of Santa Cruz will be conducting a mail-ballot election on August 30, asking the following question: "In order to limit further reduction in the City's General Fund, shall that Santa Cruz Municipal Code be amended to add a Chapter imposing a Franchise Tax of 3% on the water utility rate, 3% on the sewer utility rate, and 12% on the refuse utility rate, to replace the comparable Franchise Fee that was recently discontinued?" 

Measure X ballots will be mailed to city voters by the County Clerk/Elections Department on August 2, and these ballots must be returned to either the City Clerk's Department or County Clerk/Elections by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30.

For information on the ballot measure, including deadlines for arguments, rebuttals and analyses, go to:

To be eligible to vote in the August 30 election, you must be registered to vote in the City of Santa Cruz. If you have moved, changed your name, or wish to change your party affiliation, you must re-register to vote by completing a new voter's registration card available online at or at the City Clerk's Office, post offices, libraries, or by calling (831) 454-2060. The deadline to register to vote is August 15.

The deadline for a temporary change of summer mailing address is July 22. You must include your name, birth date, address where you live in Santa Cruz, new mailing address, and signature. Mail your written request to the County Clerk/Elections, 701 Ocean Street, Room 210, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

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