Voters overwhelmingly passed Measure U in November of 2012 as a temporary ½-cent sales tax proposed to restore and protect City services. The intent was to restore police and fire services, park maintenance and other essential services that were cut between 2008 and 2013. The City estimates about $30 million in revenue per year will result from Measure U’s passage.
The results of that measure? Because of the voters willingness to approve Measure U, the City was able to combine the success of programs offered throughout the years with updates and services that support youth and teen recreation as well as employment. A big win for all!
The sales tax took effect April 1, 2013 and will expire on March 31, 2019. Parks and Recreation is receiving, as estimated, $4.73 million a year to restore services.
Make sure to visit the City’s Measure U for a list of all services and programs that have been restored.