What is the Electric User Tax?
Ashland Ordinance No 1879 outlines the definition of the electric users tax. The ordinance was signed April 9, 1976 and became effective starting with the next billing cycle after it passed.
Monies collected from this tax go directly into the City's general fund, a different fund than the Electric Department's budget. An example of services included in the general fund which receive funding from this tax are: Police, Fire, Planning, Building, Parks and some Administration.
The general fund receives income from the Electric Users Tax, Franchise Fees, Hotel/Motel tax, other miscellaneous sources and about 18% of property taxes.