Measure A: Sales Tax Increase
Measure A would raise city sales tax by one-half percent to provide funding for a variety of City services, including police and fire emergency services, senior services, gang and drug-prevention programs, pothole and sidewalk repair, and others.
All funds would be used to fund local City programs and services. Expenditures would be reviewed by a citizen's oversight and accountability committee, and ill be suject to independent audit under law.
what your vote means
You want to raise sales tax by one-half percent to provide funding for City services.
You do not want to raise sales tax by one-half percent to provide funding for City services.
Measure A would increase the sales tax by 0.5%. The revenue from this tax will be deposited in the City's General Fund and will not go to the State or County. This revenue may be used for any City services, including restoring fire and emergency services, maintaining police services, funding gang reduction efforts, and repairing streets and public infrastructure.
The estimated General Fund revenue will be approximately $211 million annually, of which approximately $106 million will be received in its first year of implementation in Fiscal Year 2013-14.
No change from status quo.