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Charter Amendment to Merge Long Beach Utilities

Long Beach voters will likely see a utility charter amendment on the November ballot. It proposes to merge the gas and water utilities.
Long Beach is the only California city with two city-run utilities.
The city believes this merger will improve efficiencies and provide better service to the community. And at a lower cost. Long Beach is the only California city with two city-run utilities.

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New Santa Monica Real Estate Tax Initiative

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Santa Monica voters should expect a Real Estate Transfer Tax initiative on their ballots this fall. If passed, it would raise the transfer tax rate from 0.6% to 5.6% for properties transferred at $8 million or more.
This tax will significantly impact both commercial and residential properties and their tenants.

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