Utility User Tax

On May 7, 2013, the voters of the City of Bradbury approved Measure BB- Utility User Tax.  This ordinance is effective, in its entirety, on May 31, 2013.  In order to preserve Bradbury's essential city services, maintain a safe and quality community and meet the obligations of State and Federal Mandates, Ordinace No. 327 was adopted to establish a Utility User Tax on gas electric, cable, trash and telecommunications services at a rate of 5.5%, and water at a rate of 2.75%, with exemptions for solar and certain low income households.


The Utility User Tax is implemented for a period of 5 years, expiring on May 31, 2018, and not to exceed 7.5% on gas, electric, cable, trash and telecommunication services, and not to exceed 3.75% on water.


During the December 2017 meeting, the City Council decided to move foward with the calling of an election to renew the City's Utility User Tax during the June 5, 2018 General Municipal Election.  The City Council adopted Ordinance No. 327 - Measure CC, which closely mirrors the existing Utility Users Tax, but removes the sunset clause and reduces gas, electric, cable, trash, and telecommunication services at a rate of 1%, and water at a rate of 0.5%, while still maintaining exemptions for solar and certain low income households.


For more information on the Utility User Tax renewal discussion, please click here.