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What is a Utility User Tax?

The utility user tax (UUT) is a tax levied on various utility bills by more than 150 cities and counties in California. I have not researched other states to determine whether or not they also tax utilities.

The tax rate and the specific utilities that are taxed varies from one jurisdiction to the other. The most commonly taxed utilities are: landline telephones, cell phones and prepaid month-to-month wireless, cable, water and trash hauling services, as well as natural gas and electricity bills.

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AUDIO: Newspaper Refuses to Print Legal Notice for Initiative to Defund Sanctuary City

I have experienced another unexpected "first" in my life as an activist. Each time I think I have planned for every contingency I get surprised by some other strange twist and turn in the saga of patriotic activism.

A couple of weeks ago I had to deal with the Huntington Park city clerk refusing to accept our initiative documents -- something she was required by law to do. After we refused to leave she forced a police officer to process our paperwork and we captured it on video.​

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Cudahy City Clerk Refuses to Provide Guidelines for Qualifying Initiative

In addition to filing the various initiative documents required by law, American Children First also asked the Cudahy City Clerk to provide general information and guidelines about qualifying the initiative.

We requested information about the number of signatures needed, the deadline for submitting the signatures, along with information about the acceptable newspapers of general circulation we could use to publish our state mandated legal notice.

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Cudahy City Attorney Sabotaging Initiative with Biased Ballot Summary Language

Cudahy City Clerk Richard Iglesias sent American Children First the ballot title and summary prepared by Assistant City Attorney Richard Padilla via email on June 22.

Given the history of corruption and lawlessness that has taken place in the City of Cudahy for decades, we were not surprised when the city attorney's office provided us with ballot title and summary language that clearly violates the state elections code.

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VIDEO: City Clerk Refuses to Accept Filing Documents for Initiative to Defund Sanctuary City

If you have never been on the front lines with our coalition of patriot activists fighting against the illegal alien invasion, you might somewhat understandably look askance at some of our claims and believe that we aren't giving you the full story. Perhaps, you think we are exaggerating or allowing our own biases to color our perception of events.

And that is perfectly understandable. You should always have a healthy dose of skepticism when considering claims made by any group. But, that is one of the reasons why we video our interactions with our opposition and government officials whenever possible.

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ACF Files Initiative to Defund Sanctuary City of Cudahy, CA

American Children First launched "Operation Defund Sanctuary Cities" on Tuesday when it filed an initiative to repeal the utility user tax (UUTs) in the City of Cudahy, CA.

Cudahy declared itself a sanctuary city in 2015 and generates more than $1 million in revenue from this tax. This revenue accounts for more than 13 percent of their General Fund budget. UUTs are taxes paid by residents and business owners on water and trash bills, electricity and gas bills, and on landline and cell phone bills.

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