California voters oppose new local taxes and fees, but approve of the job their mayors and city/town councils and county supervisors are doing, according to a poll released by Probolsky Research/

Probolsky said it “[does] not believe these numbers necessarily bode ill for new local taxes, fees and rate increases, but agencies should proceed cautiously, and be prepared to conduct research and engage in a concerted public education campaign.”

A majority, 55.5%, would vote “no” on a local measure that would increase taxes in order to maintain service levels, while only 34.8% would vote “yes,” according to the research report.

From Thursday, June 20 through Saturday, June 22, 2013, Probolsky Research conducted a telephone survey of California voters, collecting a total of 800 surveys. The survey had margin of error of plus or minus 3.5% with a 95% degree of confidence

Probolsky Research specializes in opinion research on behalf of political, government, business, special interest and media clients.

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