Measure A in Perris is still short of two-thirds vote needed to pass


Measure A, Perris’ proposed warehouse tax, remains far from the two-thirds majority it needs to pass.

Updated election results released Wednesday evening, Nov. 8, show that 52.09% have voted in favor and 47.91% have voted no. The 5:33 p.m. update, posted on the Riverside County Registrar of Voters website, represents 8.30% of voters.

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Vote-by-mail ballots postmarked on or before Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 7, will be counted until Nov. 14, the website states. Also, about three conditional ballots need to be processed.

The next update is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9.

Measure A would establish an annual special business license tax for 30 years, at 10.7 cents — with annual adjustments — per square foot of distribution facility or industrial business space, the city’s website states.

The revenue from the tax would pay for maintenance of Perris’ public roads, which city officials said is costing more, due to increased traffic caused in part by those businesses.


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