The Measure “O” Vital City Services transactions (sales) and use tax was approved by 65 percent of the voters on November 4, 2008. (Read the full text of the Ordinance here.) It was implemented in Oxnard business establishments in April, 2009, and is expected to raise $200 million over 20 years.
This page was developed so that residents can easily see how Measure “O” funds are being utilized to enhance vital city services throughout the city.
The purpose of the Measure “O” ordinance is to provide enhanced levels of vital city services including police, fire and emergency response, increasing street paving and sidewalk / pothole repair to improve traffic flow, expanding youth recreation, after – school and anti-gang prevention programs, acquiring property for parks/open space preservation, upgrading storm water drains, improving senior services, increasing building code compliance and other general City services.
The Measure “O” funds will help to offset the millions of dollars lost to Oxnard in State budget takeaways allowing the City Council to continue to meet the expectations of Oxnard residents for enhanced City services.