Measure E |Funding for Services Like Oxnard 911 Safety/Medical Response, Financial Recovery/Accountability Measure
On July 7th, the Oxnard City Council unanimously placed Measure E – the City of Oxnard Local Emergency Preparedness, Recovery and Accountability Measure — on the November ballot for voter consideration. If enacted, Measure E would impose a locally controlled 1.5 cent sales tax that will provide funding to help support our community through the recovery.
If approved, Measure E could also be used for recovery and relief, and community- identified priorities including:
- Maintaining 911 emergency response times
- Improving financial accountability and requiring public disclosure of all spending
- Retaining and attracting local businesses and jobs
- Securing Oxnard’s long-term financial stability
- Keeping public areas safe and clean
- Improving public health emergency preparedness, including working with community health service providers to prepare for emergencies like the COVID-19 outbreak
Measure E requires all funds to be used in Oxnard and also requires independent annual audits and public disclosure of all spending to ensure funds are spent properly. By law, no funds can be taken by the state, county or federal government.
The Measure would be general sales tax paid for by residents, visitors, and workers in the City of Oxnard. All proceeds from the tax would go to the City’s General Fund and would be available for any municipal purpose. To be adopted, Measure E must be approved by a simple majority of the ballots cast in this election.
Measure E | Ballot Question
FUNDING FOR SERVICES LIKE OXNARD 911 SAFETY/MEDICAL RESPONSE, FINANCIAL RECOVERY/ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURE
Shall an ordinance establishing 1 ½¢ sales tax to help maintain 911 emergency response times, natural disaster, public health/emergency preparedness; fund fire stations; address homelessness; attract /retain local businesses /jobs; keep public areas safe/clean; aid Oxnard’s long-term financial stability; fund general services/infrastructure; requiring annual audits, public disclosure of all spending; providing $40,000,000 annually until ended by voters, used only for Oxnard, be adopted?
Other Election Information
Oxnard voters will also have the opportunity to select the City’s Mayor, City Councilmembers for Districts 3, 4, and 6, the City Treasurer and City Clerk this November.
Also appearing on the ballot are measures F, L, M and N — initiative measures regarding permitting, increasing City Treasurer powers, increased City meeting procedural rules, and Measure O sunset.
For more information on Oxnard’s upcoming Municipal Election, visit the links below.