Measure A was approved by voters November 5, 2013. It is a three-quarter cent (0.75%) transaction and use tax (sales tax) which became effective April 1, 2014. On the same ballot, voters also approved Measure B, a non-binding advisory measure, to help communicate priorities and express an opinion about how the additional tax money should be used. Measure A implemented a general tax that provides funding for law enforcement, crime prevention services and other essential city services, including the City’s Marshall Plan on Crime and bankruptcy recovery.
Ordinance 2013-07-09-1601 was adopted to implement the increase in sales tax and establishes the requirement for a Citizens’ Advisory Committee to provide oversight of the City's Measure A tax. The ordinance requires that the Committee:
The following community members serve on the Committee:
The Committee is appointed by the City Council and acts in an advisory capacity to the Council. The Committee operates under a Committee Charter approved by the City Council and under by-laws adopted by the Committee. All Committee meeting agendas and minutes are available on the City’s website. All materials and reports provided to the Committee are attached to the meeting minutes. With the agendas and minutes are links to reports and presentations, including updates on the implementation of the Marshall Plan on Crime.
The sales tax established under Measure A will expire (sunset) after 10 years - or sooner, if the City's General Fund revenues reach 2009 levels, adjusted for inflation. To continue or extend the tax, the City Council must take specific action, including:
The sales tax rate within the City of Stockton is 9%. Stockton’s sales tax includes the following:
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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 9/22/2015