March 5, 2019 Special Election
0.75% Transaction and Use Tax (Sales Tax) to Preserve City Services
The City of Glendora prides itself on prudent fiscal management and providing the quality public services that the community expects. These services are essential to ensuring community safety and addressing quality of life issues.
Over the past several years, the City has been steadfast in its fiscal management approach, reducing its workforce by approximately 23%, proactively addressing rising pension costs, and finding operational efficiencies (e.g. outsourcing). Based on current projections, expenditures will continue to outpace revenues in the General Fund.
In an effort to maintain the services that the Glendora community has come to expect, on November 27, 2018, the Glendora City Council voted unanimously to call a Special Municipal Election for Tuesday, March 5, 2019, for voters to consider the Measure. The Measure would enact a 0.75% (¾ cent) transaction and use tax that would generate approximately $3.75 million in FY 2019-2020 and approximately $5 million per year thereafter. All funds would stay in Glendora and enable the City to continue to provide services at the levels expected by the community.