The City Council has added two ballot measures for consideration on the November 3, 2020 General election. The City maintains an “Elections” website for information which can be accessed by clicking here. On that page residents can find general information about the upcoming election, locate what Council District you live in, and find information about candidates and the measures. The candidate filing period for City Council Districts 1, 2, and 4 opened on July 13th and ends on August 7th.
On July 7th, the City Council on a 4-1 vote added a 1.25% sales tax measure to the ballot for consideration by the voters. This is a general sales and use tax on those purchases not otherwise exempted from sales tax (such as certain food/grocery purchases). If any group wants to better understand the measure and the reason the City has placed it on the ballot, please call the City Managers office at (714) 738-6311. More Information
On July 21st, the City Council voted 3-2 to added a measure to consider the continuation of the sale and use of Safe & Sane fireworks. This item was placed on the ballot by the Council majority partly in response to increased complaints about illegal firework noise and concerns over the sale of legal fireworks. The impartial analysis of the sales tax measure will be available after August 4th. Arguments for and against are due on August 4th and will be posted.
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