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Measure W

Background

Measure W was approved by voters November 2, 2004.  It was originally adopted by Ordinance 038-04 C.S., and is codified in Stockton Municipal Code, Section 3.52, entitled Funding for Police and Fire Protection Services.  The ordinance provides for a one-quarter cent (0.25%) transaction and use tax (sales tax), a tax dedicated to providing for police and fire personnel and services.  The ordinance calls for Program Guidelines, which were developed and adopted by the City Council, August 4, 2004. The Program Guidelines prescribe two methods of assuring that tax monies collected are used as specified by the ordinance.  The first method is an independent audit and the second method is a citizens' committee.

Citizens' Oversight Committee

Stockton Council Policy 500-2 establishes the structure, purpose, governance and requirements of  the Committee and its members. 

Committee Members

The Committee is comprised of seven members, with these community members serving on the Committee:

  • Robert Bivens, Member
  • Phillip Herrera, Member
  • Lourdes Jaurigue, Member
  • Richard Vasquez, Member

Committee Actions & Meetings

The Committee is appointed by the City Council and acts in an advisory capacity to the Council.  The Committee operates under the Program Guidelines and Policy approved by the City Council. All Committee meeting agendas and minutes are available on the City’s website.  

Current Sales Tax Rate

The sales tax rate within the City of Stockton is 9%.

Stockton’s sales tax includes the following:

  • State sales tax - 7.25%
  • San Joaquin County Transportation Infrastructure (Measure K) - .50% 
  • Stockton Safe Neighborhood Gang and Drug Prevention Police & Fire - Funding for Police and Fire Protection Services - (Measure W) - .25% 
  • Law Enforcement, Crime Prevention, Essential City Services (Measures A & B) - .75% 
  • Strong Communities (Measure M) - .25%

Financial Reports

Independent audits are conducted annually. Results of the audits are reviewed by the Committee and approved by City Council and reported in an annual report prepared and approved by the Committee as a newsletter. Additionally, every five years, a report is prepared for the preceding five-year period:

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Five-Year Reports3 documents

  • Measure W - 5 Year Report 2014-2019
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  • Measure W - 5 Year Report 2009-2014
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  • Measure W - 5 Year Report 2004-2009
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Annual Reports15 documents

  • Measure W - Annual Report FY 18-19
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  • Measure W - Annual Report FY 17-18
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  • Measure W - Annual Report FY 16-17
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  • Measure W - Annual Report FY 15-16
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  • Measure W - Annual Report FY 14-15
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  • Measure W - Annual Report FY 13-14
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  • Measure W - Annual Report FY 12-13
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  • Measure W - Annual Report FY 11-12
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  • Measure W - Annual Report FY 10-11
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  • Measure W - Annual Report FY 09-10
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  • Measure W - Annual Report FY 08-09
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  • Measure W - Annual Report FY 07-08
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  • Measure W - Annual Report FY 06-07
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  • Measure W - Annual Report FY 05-06
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  • Measure W - Annual Report FY 04-05
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Annual Audits15 documents

  • Measure W - Audit Report FY 21-22
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  • Measure W - Audit Report FY 20-21
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  • Measure W - Audit Report FY 19-20
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  • Measure W - Audit Report FY 18-19
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  • Measure W - Audit Report FY 17-18
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  • Measure W - Audit Report FY 16-17
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  • Measure W - Audit Report FY 15-16
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  • Measure W - Audit Report FY 14-15
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  • Measure W - Audit Report FY 13-14
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  • Measure W - Audit Report FY 12-13
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  • Measure W - Audit Report FY 11-12
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  • Measure W - Audit Report FY 10-11
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  • Measure W - Audit Report FY 09-10
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  • Measure W - Audit Report FY 08-09
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  • Measure W - Audit Report FY 07-08
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Last Update : 12/08/2023, 2:24:38 PM