The Agoura Hills City Council will call a special election for a controversial utility tax implemented in 1994 without a public vote.
In doing so, the council is going against the wishes of a local anti-tax group, which wants the tax rescinded immediately and put before voters in November.
The council will meet Thursday to schedule a date for the election, City Manager Dave Adams said. The earliest date that the city could legally hold an election would be June 25, he said.
The issue arose after the California Supreme Court last year upheld a 1986 state ballot measure giving voters a say over new general and special taxes. Since then, the anti-tax group has been pressuring the city to rescind the tax and put it on the November ballot.