Voters in Alta, Iowa have soundly rejected an effort to transfer governance of the city's municipal utilities from the indepenent utility board to the city council.
Public measure CJ, on the ballot in Alta yesterday, read as follows:
SHALL THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC MEASURE BE ADOPTED? To have the Alta Municipal Utilities be governed under the Alta City Council with the discontinueance of the Alta, Iowa Utility Board of Trustees?
The vote wasn't even close. Only 7.1% of the voters approved of the measure with 92.9% voting no. Alta's municipal electric, water, and broadband utilities will remain under the governance of the Alta Municipal Utilities board of trustees.
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