A special meeting is set for Tuesday afternoon by the Stanton City Council to take up a proposal to let the public vote again on an increase in the utility users tax.
The council will convene at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 7800 Katella Ave.
A ballot measure to increase the tax from 5 to 7.5 percent – Measure J – was put before voters in June, but defeated in an election with a low turnout. Supporters of placing the plan on the November general election ballot feel that with a presidential election, a higher turnout will give a better chance of passage.
The rejection by voters in June complicated Stanton’s already shaky financial picture. The city has been battered by the lingering effects of the Great Recession, the end of redevelopment, and rising costs for public safety.