What is Measure G?
Measure G proposes to add one penny on the dollar to each good and service purchased inside the City limits of Moreno Valley. The measure provides for registered voters to determine if they want to increase sales tax in Moreno Valley from 7.75% to 8.75%, with the additional 1% going to services inside Moreno Valley. Moving to 8.75% would generate an estimated $20M annually and match the following other local cities sales tax percentage (8.75%): Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Riverside, Corona, Norco, Wildomar, San Jacinto, Indio, Cathedral City, La Quinta, and Coachella. Palm Springs has a sales tax of 9.25%.
In a community needs survey 70% of respondents stated that Moreno Valley has a great/some need for additional revenue, registered voters of Moreno Valley outlined the following as top ways the funds should be spent:
- Preventing robberies and burglaries
- Maintaining 911 emergency response times
- Maintaining the number of fire engines in service/gang and youth violence prevention programs
- Maintaining safe and clean parks and public areas
- Repairing potholes and roads
- Addressing homelessness
Measure G would provide an estimated $20,000,000 of locally controlled revenues to the General Fund to be used for any lawful expenditure, including but not limited to, preventing robberies and burglaries, maintaining 9-1-1 emergency response times, addressing homelessness, repairing potholes, local streets and roads, maintaining the number of fire engines in service, providing gang and youth violence prevention programs maintaining safe and clean public areas; and enhancing recreation and youth programs and facilities.