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City of La Palma
7822 Walker Street
La Palma, CA 90623
Ph: (714) 690-3300
Fx: (714) 523-2141
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To address the persistent budget shortfalls, the City Council voted on July 5, 2016, to place a measure on the November 8 ballot asking voters to approve the establishment of a one percent (1%) transaction and use tax.  If passed, the measure is estimated to raise $1,500,000 annually for any and all governmental purposes of the City. 

            
Measure JJ: City of La Palma One-Cent Sales Tax

“Shall Ordinance No. 2016-1, establishing a one percent sales tax, to remain in effect until ended or modified by the voters, and raising an estimated $1,500,000 annually for any and all governmental purposes of the City, which may include any general fund services such as police patrols and crime prevention; 9-1-1 emergency response; and street maintenance/pothole repair; with the requirement for public audits and disclosures of all funds spent, be adopted?”

YES

NO

           
It’s up to the Voters 
           
  • The City Council voted to place a measure on the November 8 ballot asking voters to approve the establishment of a one percent (1%) transaction and use tax (sales tax).
  • If the measure passes, a consumer purchasing taxable items in La Palma costing $10,000 after April 1, 2017, would pay an additional $100.
  • Additional Revenues would be used towards general fund expenditures such as police patrols and crime prevention;  9-1-1 response, street maintenance/pothole repair and Park and  Recreation facilities     
     
               
 Central Park Field WITHOUT AN INCREASE
           
The City Council will have to consider the following cuts to programs and services:  
  • Contract out Police Services at reduced service levels
    • Close La Palma Police facility
    • Fewer Officers on patrol / Increased response times
    • Loss of Community Based Policing
    • Elimination of Volunteers in Policing program
  • Reduced maintenance/upkeep of City parks and streets
  • Cuts to graffiti removal
  • Further reductions to Recreation Services: cancellation of citywide events such as the 4th of July Run, Concerts in the Park, and Halloween Carnival                
  • Potential sale of the Water System resulting in higher rates
               
   

Additional Materials
State of the City Presentation
City Council Resolution for Revenue Measure
Town Hall Meeting - 09/12/2016