This webpage is updated periodically with information on the Revenue Measure S, a local 1/2 cent sales tax, placed on the November 4, 2014 ballot.
REVENUE MEASURE S MEETINGS
March 3rd - Workshop on Measure S
The City Council will be holding another workshop at the Regular Council meeting on Tuesday, March 3 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM to continue the discussion regarding how Measure S 2014 funds will be spent in the future. The last workshop was held on February 7 and no decisions were made as this is only the beginning of the discussions. City staff presented a three-year plan that included items from City Council initiated requests, citizen comments and city needs.
The City Council, after hearing from citizens noted that there should be some guidelines adopted that established the parameters for the Measure S 2014 funding.
Some of the items discussed included:
- Measure S 2014 will be accounted for in a separate fund with its own reserve.
- Measure S 2014 fund should always be balanced - current revenues equal current expenditures.
- An initial reserve should be established and an annual amount pre-determined by City Council policy should be deposited into it each budget cycle.
- Amending the City Council financial policies to reflect the guiding principles of Measure S Funding.
- Maintenance of City facilities should have a high priority for funding allocations.
- An effort to restore some community funding should be considered.
The meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers and will be televised. The public is encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion.
September 29 & October 20, 6 PM -Pinole Council Chambers
The City will host 2 informational meetings regarding Measure S., the local ½ cent sales tax measure placed on the November 4th ballot. The City wishes to hear from citizens regarding which services are important to the community.
April 14, 6pm - Pinole Council Chambers
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