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Los Angeles County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Measure P
The Pico Rivera City Services Protection Measure
City of Pico Rivera

Sales Tax Increase - Two-Thirds Majority Approval Required

Pass: 13,787 / 68.33% Yes votes ...... 6,389 / 31.67% No votes

See Also: Index of all Measures

Results as of Nov 28 5:11pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (34/34)
Information shown below: Summary | Official Information | Impartial Analysis |

To preserve public safety, community programs and prevent significant cuts to essential services, by funding general City services including hiring additional police, maintaining anti-gang and graffiti efforts, youth and after-school parks and recreation services, expanding library and parks, fixing City streets, and other essential neighborhood improvements, shall the City sales tax be increased by one cent with annual financial audits, expenditure reports, and financial oversight?

Pico Rivera Profile (special edition)

Official Sources of Information

Impartial Analysis from City Attorney
The City of Pico Rivera like many other cities in Los Angeles County imposes a general transactions and use tax (sales tax). The existing sales tax generates revenues that are used to provide public services such as police and fire protection, parks and recreation, library, public works, and other city programs and services.

If adopted, Measure “P” will amend the provisions of the Pico Rivera City Code to assess an additional one percent (1%) sales tax to fund general city services, such as the hiring of additional police officers, fix and repair the condition of neighborhood streets and major roads and highways, continue the effort to fight gangs and drugs by expanding neighborhood graffiti removal programs, and appropriate funds for the creation of youth anti-gang and anti-drug prevention programs and after-school tutoring and mentoring programs. If adopted, the funds generated will also be able to be used to be added to monies pledged by the County of Los Angeles to assist in the construction of a high-tech community library for the City of Pico Rivera.

The financial impact of this Measure, if approved, would add a one cent increase for every dollar spent in Pico Rivera. Under California law, this one penny could not be charged on prescriptions or food purchased as groceries.

A “Yes” vote on Measure “P” supports imposing a one percent (1%) sales tax to generate funds for general city services. A “No” vote on Measure “P” will maintain the current level of the sales tax and no additional revenues will be generated to continue or expand on existing public services.

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City of Pico Rivera
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