Frequently Asked Questions - Q5


The proposed charter amendment requires that any increase in the Cityís total revenues above the population/inflation cap will require the approval of 60% of those voting at a regular election. Why not just a majority requirement, rather than 60%? Isnít 60% a pretty severe requirement?


Many of the state TELs require a super majority vote of the legislature to increase taxes, enact new taxes, etc. The super majority requirement normally is two-thirds, but is three-fourths in some cases. We believe that a super majority requirement of 60% is sufficient in this case, but that a super majority should be required in order to lend long-term stability to the Cityís finances.

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