City of Oceanside Sales Tax - Measure X
Oceanside is a great place to live, do business, raise a family, retire, and residents have indicated, through a poll, a very high favorability for the quality of life and city services. The City of Oceanside has identified urgent needs that must be met to help make our city even better.
The cost of public safety is increasing every year and the City needs additional resources to maintain safety and our level of police officers, firefighter/paramedics and lifeguards. Improving local streets, sidewalks and essential infrastructure will also help keep Oceanside safe. Making necessary improvements to our streets and repairing potholes ensures that our streets and sidewalks enhance and complement, rather than detract from our beautiful, natural environment.
To provide stable, local funding to meet these needs, the Oceanside City Council voted to place a one-half percent sales tax measure on the November 2018 ballot. This is known as Measure X. Local funding could:
- Ensure that we have enough police officers to respond quickly and reduce gang activity and drug-related crime
- Ensure that we have enough firefighter/paramedics and lifeguards to respond quickly to 9-1-1 emergencies Repair potholes and maintain local streets
- Keep public areas clean and free of graffiti Improve public infrastructure
- Repair, maintain and improve streets and pavement
Should Measure X be passed by Oceanside voters, all funds raised would remain right here in Oceanside. The state cannot reallocate the proceeds of the ½ percent for their own use. The measure would require independent citizens' oversight and public audits. If approved by Oceanside voters, the tax would remain in place for a period of seven years and could not be renewed without another vote by residents.
To find out more, please visit the Measure X webpage, and share the information with friends and neighbors: www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/salestax/