Measure V: Sales Tax

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Information on Measure V:

Measure V would generate the necessary revenue to increase the City’s response to 911 emergency medical, fire, and public safety needs, as well support local businesses (save jobs), attract new business (new jobs), new amenities (entertainment, restaurant, clothing stores, child care, etc.), and allow the City to remain on a strong financial footing for future years to come.

Measure V proposes to add one penny on the dollar to each good and service purchased inside the City limits of San Jacinto.  The measure provides for registered voters to determine if they want to increase sales tax in San Jacinto from 7.75% to 8.75%, with the additional 1% going to services inside San Jacinto.  Moving to 8.75% would generate an estimated $3.2M annually and match the following other local cities sales tax percentage (8.75%): Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, Hemet, Riverside, Norco, Wildomar, Indio, Cathedral City, La Quinta, and Coachella.  Palm Springs has a sales tax of 9.25%.

* Measure V is not a tax on homes or property and is not applied to food purchases such as groceries or prescription medications.

Measure V will help maintain fiscal stability and provides locally-controlled funding to provide essential services, including among others. 
In the community needs survey performed during the month of July 75% of respondents stated that San Jacinto has great and/or some need for additional revenue, registered voters of San Jacinto outlined the following as top ways the funds should be spent:

  • Protecting Local Drinking Water
  • Maintaining/Improving 911 emergency, medical and public safety response times
  • Increasing public safety to include a new fire engine/crew
  • Increasing the number of deputies on patrol
  • Maintaining the long term financial stability of the City
  • Supporting local businesses and jobs
  • Addressing homelessness
  • Preparing for and recovering from public health emergencies
  • Repairing streets, roads, and potholes
  • Providing for other general services
  • Requiring that all funds be used in San Jacinto

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Resolution 3822
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Staff Report Presented at July 21st, 2020 City Council Meeting

City Manager Presentation: Informational Only 
Presentación del Administrador de la Ciudad: Solo Informativo