About Measure SD
On November 12, the San Dimas City Council unanimously voted to place the San Dimas Essential Services Preservation Measure (Measure SD) before voters on the March 3, 2020 ballot. If approved by a majority of San Dimas voters, this measure would enact a ¾% sales tax, generating approximately $4.7 million annually to support the preservation of our City public services, including public safety and neighborhood services.
If passed by voters, money generated from Measure SD would go to the City’s general fund, providing a reliable source of locally-controlled funding to help preserve the vital City services that residents enjoy.
Where would this money go?
Currently only 1% of the City’s sales tax is under local control, with the rest going to Sacramento and Los Angeles County. Any money generated by this initiative would be kept in San Dimas, available to preserve our current services and improve our community.
Locally-controlled revenue from the measure would go to the General Fund and could be used for:
- Repairs for parks, city facilities, streets and potholes
- Recreational services for seniors and youths
- Public safety services and neighborhood patrols
- Better preparation for wildfires
The measure includes independent financial audits for accountability to ensure all money generated from this measure is spent transparently.
Are other nearby cities considering measures like this?
Our neighboring cities and others throughout LA County, such as La Verne, Pomona, Glendora and Monrovia, have taken almost identical steps to safeguard their ability to provide high-quality services to their communities through an increased sales tax. Many more are considering similar ballot measures this March, including Alhambra and Duarte. These cities have taken action to guarantee that money spent by residents is kept local and used to maintain quality public safety and community services.
What is next for the measure?
Measure SD will be on the March 3, 2020 ballot for San Dimas residents to approve or reject. The City of San Dimas is dedicated to preserving the level of service residents deserve, and continuing to foster a safe environment for our community to thrive. We will continue engaging and educating all community members about Measure SD and the impacts on City services. Call (909) 394-6210 if you would like learn more about the measure.
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