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Under Proposition 26, Cities are Limited When Transferring Utility Receipts Into General Fund

Posted in Propositions 13/26/218, Public Utilities
Under a court ruling issued in January of this year, cities must be careful when transferring money from utility accounts into the general fund. The City of Redding owns an electrical utility.  Because it is publicly owned, it is exempt from the one percent ad valorem tax imposed on privately-owned California utilities.  The City requires… Continue Reading