Protecting Neighborhood Safety and Essential City Services

Thanks to our essential city services and educational, cultural and social programs, the City of Santa Fe Springs provides an excellent quality of life for local residents. However, since 2012, the State has cut over $32 million in city funds, putting our essential city services at risk. The City is currently facing a $5 million budget deficit that is expected to grow to $12 million in the next six years. Significant cuts will have to be made to Fire Department services, senior services, education programs and may impact community events, like our 4th of July festivities.

Local Funding Measure

Our City’s first priority is maintaining our quality of life and the essential city services our residents depend upon. In order to provide stable, local funding to meet these needs, the Santa Fe Springs City Council is placing a one-cent Santa Fe Springs Safety and Essential City Services Protection Sales Tax Measure on the November 2018 ballot. It is anticipated that a local funding measure would generate approximately $12 million annually, and if approved by a majority of local voters would:



Transparency and Public Oversight

A sales tax measure would require strict accountability requirements to ensure transparency and public oversight. Local control and independent annual audits would ensure all funds are used in Santa Fe Springs. A local sales tax ensures out-of-town visitors would pay for their share of police, fire, street repair and other services when they are in our city. It would not be applied to groceries or prescription medication.



 

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