Measure CC is needed to maintain police, fire, 911 emergency response times and other essential services in the City. The State of California’s budget crisis and the “Great Recession” have significantly reduced the City’s annual revenues by over 33%. For over 4 years, the City Council has fought to balance the budget, to keep the City safe, and provide the level of services expected by residents.
The Press Enterprise – Aug. 6, 2014
San Jacinto City Council members are pitching a utility tax measure as a matter of preserving family safety or suffering the consequences if the measure doesn’t pass.
Although the measure is described as a general tax to raise money for daily operations, council members made it clear the first priority for the $5 million expected to be generated each year would help pay for public safety services.