Irvine City Council adds ballot measure to counteract growth control initiative

By Tomoya Shimura

Irvine residents will weigh in on two additional ballot measures, proposed by Mayor Don Wagner, during June’s primary election.

One will ask voters whether a super-majority, or two-thirds, vote of the City Council should be required for the city to impose new taxes. Currently, the Irvine charter requires a majority vote.

The second, if adopted by voters, would “require that no city procedures or requirements delay important revenue streams from development projects which provide a fiscal benefits to Irvine residents.”

Representatives from Orange County and Irvine taxpayers associations – who Wagner said proposed these ideas to him – told the City Council at a Feb. 27 meeting the measures would protect taxpayers while securing future revenue, from development projects, for the city without having to raise taxes. The Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce also showed its support for both measures.

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Photo Credit: Tomoya Shimura, Orange County Register/SCNG

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