JOIN YOUR NEIGHBORS IN VOTING YES ON MEASURE Z,

MARCH 3, 2020!!

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WHAT IS MEASURE Z?

Yes on Measure Z will ensure that the City collects 100% of the estimated $4.5 million in sales tax revenue generated under this measure, ensuring LOCAL control – the County, Sacramento, or D.C. can’t take a penny!

Local Control

Local Tax Revenue

This ¾ of one penny proposed sales tax increase will yield an additional $4.5 million dollars in local revenue for the City. Currently, Azusa only receives 17¢ to every dollar paid into existing sales tax from the County.

Nearly 60% of the Azusa City budget is for local public safety services. Yes on Measure Z will continue to fund 911 emergency response, keeping our neighborhoods, schools and parks safe!

Public Safety Services

Yes on Measure Z keeps our taxpayer dollars in Azusa to fund OUR services.

Measure Z is NOT an additional tax on your home or property.

Measure Z is NOT applied to food purchased as groceries or prescription medication.

Additional information relating to Measure Z can be found on the City's website: https://www.ci.azusa.ca.us/1812/Measure-Z

 

WHY MEASURE Z

The current maximum sales tax rate in the State of California is 10.25%. This is established by our state legislature. 

The current tax rate in Azusa is 9.5%.

This means that there is still ¾ of one penny sales tax that a government agency can pursue in Azusa before reaching the state maximum of 10.25%. For Azusa, this would be an estimated additional $4.5 million dollars.

We know that the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) is looking to place a county sales tax measure on the ballot in 2020. And many of our neighboring cities have taken financial responsibility to get control of their tax dollars.

As residents of Azusa, we want to ensure that as much of our tax dollars come back into our local community, not divided across the county among all cities. Measure Z will guarantee 100% of the dollars generated will come back to Azusa. Currently, Azusa only receives 17¢ to every dollar paid into existing sales tax from the County.

 
 

USES FOR MEASURE Z

Local Control

Maintain Services

Yes on Measure Z will continue to fund 911 emergency response, keeping our neighborhoods, schools and parks safe! In 2018, Azusa police officers, firefighters and paramedics responded to more than 100,000 calls for service. Yes on Measure Z maintains fast and effective 911 responses to make sure you get the help you need in case of an emergency.

Homeless Resources

Yes on Measure Z continues to support our public safety by providing much needed resources to help address homelessness in our community.

Public Safety Services

Youth Programming

Yes on Measure Z helps keep children and at-risk youth off the streets, away from gangs and drugs and out of trouble by maintaining the after school and summer recreational programs.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Click here to download our FAQ document.

 

NEWS & RESOURCES

February 8, 2019

AQMD considers seeking a one-half cent sales tax in four counties for clean-air programs

The South Coast Air Quality Management District is pursuing a one-half cent sales tax measure that would raise about $1.4 billion each year to pay for clean-air projects such as zero-emission cars, trucks, trains and cargo equipment....

City of Azusa Measure Z Website

 

On November 18 2019, the Azusa City Council unanimously placed Measure Z – a local ¾ cent sales tax measure on the March 3, 2020 ballot for voter consideration. If approved, Measure Z would provide locally controlled funds for Azusa’s public safety and other City services

February 19, 2019

Several Counties in Greater Los Angeles Area Move to Increase Sales Tax by One-Half Cent

 

Sales tax in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties could rise by half a cent if a proposed ballot measure passes in 2020, pushing the area’s sales tax close to the state limit of 10.25%....

November 5, 2019

San Gabriel Valley election results: 4 cities vote for local sales tax hikes

 

Voters in Irwindale, Monrovia, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena were deciding Tuesday whether they and those coming in to their cities to shop will pay an additional 0.75% in sales tax. The measures would bring the sales tax rate in each of the cities to 10.25%, the state’s maximum.

March 5, 2019

Election results: Glendora voters approve local sales tax increase
 

Sales tax in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties could rise by half a cent if a proposed ballot measure passes in 2020, pushing the area’s sales tax close to the state limit of 10.25%....

November 6, 2018

Voters approve Covina Measure CC sales tax hike

 

A majority of Covina residents have voted to approve the city’s proposed sales tax increase..

 

SUPPORTERS

Inez Gutierrez, Retired Azusa Unified School Board Member


Dr. Barbara Dickerson, Member of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees


Jorge Rosales, U.S. Army Veteran and Former Azusa Planning Commissioner


Adrian Greer, Azusa Unified School District Board Member


Elizabeth Ramirez, Azusa Planning Commissioner

Mercedes Castro, Azusa Planning Commissioner

Yolanda Rodriguez Pena, AUSD School Board Member

Kris Arellanes, AUSD School Teacher, Azusa Resident

Melissa Romanek, AUSD Employee

Mayra Rico, Parent Advocate

Luz Luna, Azusa Resident

Ricky MacDonald, Business Owner

Maricela Cueva, Azusa Resident

Luz Fields, Azusa Resident

Lori Ulloa, Azusa Resident

Martin Ulloa, Teacher

Azusa Chamber of Commerce

Azusa Police Officer's Association

Robert Gonzales, Azusa Councilman

Angel Carrillo, Azusa Councilman

Art Vasquez Jr., Azusa City Treasurer

James Ramirez, Cultural & Historic Preservation Commission Chairman

Steve Castro, CEO of Azusa Chamber of Commerce

CJ Wilkins, President of the Azusa Police Officers Association

Bob Chivas, President of the Azusa Police Management Association

Art & Anna Ramirez, Azusa Residents

Robert Donnelson, Azusa Planning Commissioner

*Partial List

 

CONTACT

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March 3, 2020