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Local Measures

Information about Measures PG & PC

Pomona strives to be a vibrant and safe community where artists, students, families, businesses and industry can flourish.

However, during the economic recession, significant cuts had to be made to city services, including eliminating 37 sworn police officer positions and reducing to the number of fire trucks available to respond to emergencies. Now on an average day, there are only eight police officers per shift available to Pomona’s 150,000 residents.

Local streets and roads need repair and repaving. Independent pavement management engineers rated 40% of the roads in Pomona as either in poor or very poor condition. The longer we wait to address our infrastructure needs, the more it will cost to make these necessary repairs in the future.

 

Measures PG & PC: Local Funding for Essential City Services

The Pomona City Council voted to place Measure PG, a three-quarter cent sales tax measure, and Measure PC, a commercial cannabis business tax measure, on the November 6, 2018 ballot. Measure PG would be paid by both residents and out-of-town visitors who work or shop in our community. Measure PC would apply a tax rate of up to 6% on gross receipts on all cannabis businesses operating within the city and $10 per square foot of cultivation. Measure PC would not legalize cannabis businesses within the City of Pomona, it would only put a local tax rate in place should such activities be legalized at a later date.

Measure PG: City Services Sales Tax

If approved by a majority of voters, Measure PG would:

  • Address homelessness

  • Maintain and improve rapid response to burglaries and 911 emergency response times

  • Provide emergency services, including local fire protection, neighborhood police patrols and paramedic services

  • Repair deteriorating streets and keep parks and other public areas clean and safe

  • Continue afterschool and recreation programs that keep kids safe and out of trouble, including drug and gang prevention programs

Measure PC: Proposed Commercial Cannabis Business Tax

If approved by a majority of voters, local funding from Measure PC would:

  • Support emergency services

  • Fund infrastructure maintenance

  • Regulate the local cannabis industry, if legalized within Pomona

Transparency and Public Oversight

All funds from these measures would stay local for the benefit of Pomona residents. By law, funds could not be taken away by the State. For Measure PG, a citizens’ oversight committee and independent annual audits would be required, and essential purchases like groceries and prescription medicine would be exempt from the tax.

 

 We Want to Hear from You

If you have questions or comments about Measures PG and PC, please contact the Finance Department at (909) 620-2353.

 

Learn More about Measures PG & PC

Measure PG Fact Sheet [Link to Measure PG Fact Sheet]

Measure PC Fact Sheet [Link to Measure PC Fact Sheet]

Fast Facts About Measures PG & PC [Link to Infographic] Frequently Asked Questions [Link to FAQ]

Approved Measure PG Resolution and Ordinance [Link to Approved Ordinance & Resolution]

Approved Measure PC Resolution and Ordinance [Link to Approved Ordinance & Resolution]

 

Información en Español

Measure PG Fact Sheet [Link to Measure PG Spanish Fact Sheet]

Measure PC Fact Sheet [Link to Measure PC Spanish Fact Sheet]

Fast Facts About Measures PG & PC [Link to Spanish Infographic]

Frequently Asked Questions [Link to Spanish FAQ]

 

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