The Kingsburg City Council considered a proposal that would fund enhanced public safety operations through a voter approved tax measure. Before proceeding, they asked for citizen input to determine if the measure was supported by the community and what the most important resources residents would like to see added.
After considering public input, City Council voted unanimously to place Measure E on the June 5, 2018 ballot in order to provide a measured and stable revenue source to fund additional public safety personnel and equipment. The sales tax measure was approved by 71% of voters. The 1 percent sales tax increase began on October 1, 2018.
We estimate that Measure E will generate approximately $940,000 each year for 10 years. This sales tax is a special tax, therefore revenues generated from it will go into a dedicated fund. The creation of a Citizen's Oversight Committee and an annual expenditure report will be forthcoming.