On March 5, 2019, the Arcadia City Council unanimously placed Measure A – a local ¾ cent sales tax measure on the June 4, 2019, All-Mail Ballot Special Municipal Election. If enacted by Arcadia voters, Measure A would provide locally-controlled funds to maintain public safety and other local services at current levels. Sponsored by the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce and hosted at Santa Anita Park, community members are invited to a community forum on Measure A featuring Arcadia’s City Manager Dominic Lazzaretto on Wednesday, May 22 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Santa Anita Park, Chandelier Room, located at 285 W. Huntington Drive.
“Come learn key background information on Measure A, how it relates to LA County, and what the city would put those funds towards, if this measure were approved by voters”, said City Manager Dominic Lazzaretto. “We want to make sure community members are educated on the purpose of the sales tax increase.”
This Community Forum on Measure A will be an opportunity to hear from city officials and get answers to questions related to the sales tax measure. If approved by voters, funding from Measure A can be used to maintain service priorities identified by the public such as:
- Preventing and investigating property crimes, like thefts and burglaries.
- Keeping fire stations operating at current levels.
- Maintaining police patrols around neighborhood schools and parks.
- Cleaning and maintaining public areas including commercial districts, residential neighborhoods, and parks.
- Retaining and attracting local business.
- Maintaining the city’s finances.
Measure A requires annual independent financial audits and public review of expenditures. All funds remain in the City of Arcadia and cannot be taken by the county, state or federal governments.
For more information on Measure A, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 574-5401 or visit: ArcadiaCA.gov/MeasureA.