What challenges is La Palma currently facing?

Keeping our City clean, safe, and well-maintained is our top priority. While the City has been able to remain fiscally stable during the COVID-19 pandemic, costs for community services continue to increase while City revenue resources have remained flat. 

Currently, tourists arrive each day in La Palma to access the attractions Southern California has to offer, including theme parks, beaches, and parks. These tourists increase traffic and demand for City services and resources, including parks, community facilities, sidewalks, and our local police.

Additionally, local streets, sidewalks, and community facilities require ongoing maintenance that is beyond current available resources. If we do not address these issues now, it will be more expensive to repair and maintain them in the future. 

During this time, our City has been responsible stewards of limited funds to maintain the services our community has come to expect.

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1. Transient Occupancy Tax - Does that mean homeless?
2. Would this increase taxes for local residents?
3. What types of City services could this measure support?
4. How does La Palma’s hotel tax compare to other cities and towns within the area?
5. What contributes to the City of La Palma’s high quality of life?
6. What challenges is La Palma currently facing?
7. What has the City already done to cut costs?
8. How is the City developing a long-term solution to its funding needs?
9. Does the measure include fiscal accountability requirements?
10. What about property tax revenue? Doesn’t property tax revenue support local City services?
11. Can the state or federal governments access this funding?
12. Is this the right time to consider a local tax revenue measure?
13. How many votes are required for this measure to pass?