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Fullerton residents have spoken on Measure S and U

While most people are waiting with baited breathe for the Presidential election to be decided, Fullerton residents also used their voice to vote locally on two ballot measures in their city. At the time of this article, the Orange County Registrar’s Office is reporting 81.3% of the ballots counted with 100% of precincts reporting.

With the votes counted, 57.79% of Fullerton residents voted not to approve Measure S.

No changes will be made at this time to the sales tax rate. Had this measure been approved, the tax rate would have been raised 1.25%, making the final rate of 9%. The money would have generated an estimated $25 million per year for city services such as emergency services, public safety, street repairs and addressing homelessness.

The results were similar for Measure U with 59.56% of the residents being opposed to banning the sale, possession and use of fireworks within city limits.

This means that no changes will be made to the current fireworks laws for the City of Fullerton. Had this been approved, the residents of Fullerton would not have been able to sell, possess or use fireworks within the city.

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    CraigNov 9, 2020 at 7:55 am

    Fireworks have been a celebration of our independence for many years. Let’s not let people that don’t know how to have fun, or that have the grinch outlook in life take it away. God bless those who opposed this measure
    And for those who tried to pass it hopefully you can find fun in life and maybe find God.

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    LarryNov 9, 2020 at 7:35 am

    Understanding that the majority of ALL taxes collected are porpotioned into paying down the over compensated pension funds, leaving hardly anything they were collected for to begin with, Fullerton Strong told the city make your adjustments as would any business that relies on incoming revenues.

    The city of Fullerton collected $14M for budgeted street and other civic needs and the moneys gone and we still have the worse streets in Orange county.

    Emergency vehicles avoid the main street through the city (Orangethrope) because of the constant damages to vehicles simply driving the speed limit.

    Fullerton called it right in both of the ballots.