In November, citing the lack of funds available, Lincoln’s ballot included Measure K, a utility tax that would have filled holes in the city’s budget. But that measure failed by a margin of nearly two-to-one.
Now Measure K’s opponents are claiming the city hid the money on its books to strengthen the case for the tax increase.
From the Sacramento Bee:
A cash-strapped city “finding” $3 million is a good thing, right?
No, say some Lincoln residents, not if city officials hid that windfall in an effort to get a city-backed tax measure approved by voters in November.
The 3.75 percent utility user tax – Measure K, which the council placed on last fall’s ballot – was defeated by Lincoln voters 67 percent to 33 percent.
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