Who will be taxed?
The High Energy Use Tax would affect residential households whose electricity usage is over 600% of baseline or 3 times the average residential electrical usage in Arcata. There are 9,500 residential meters in Arcata. In 2011, 633 households utilized electricity that exceeded 600% of baseline. This excessive usage totaled over 6.4 million kilowatt hours of electricity. Households which continue to utilize this level of energy will be taxed at a rate of 45% or approximately $0.16 per kilowatt hour.

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1. Who will be taxed?
2. Will the City know which houses exceed baseline by 600%?
3. How much revenue will the tax measure generate?
4. How much will the tax measure cost?