Santa Paula: Measure T Status Report

By Sheryl Hamlin

At the May 21, 2018 Santa Paula City Council meeting, José Luis Melgar, Vice-Chair of the Measure T Commission presented a status report including the following:

-Status of Measure T Sales Tax Revenue for the Period April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018
-The Upcoming Annual Report
-The 2018/2019 Allocation Recommendations

José Luis Melgar Presenting

The Measure T Commission allocations were: 50% Police, 27% Youth Services, and 15% Public Works (streets and roads). The Youth Services monies are to be held until the needs assessment is complete. Council Member Hernandez asked about the “bait and switch rumor” regarding the Fire Department, to which José Luis Melgar said the committee was “mostly happy about how money was spent”. Council Member Procter said this was a “well thought out report”. Mayor Gherardi said that the feedback she hears is for more money into the roads.

The report also included the history of the commission, its goals and the demographic composition of its board.

To read the entire report, click here. (2018_05_21_T_Commission)

The chart below was taken from the Budget Special Session earlier in the day showing the Measure T monies allocated for FY 18/19. Note the T Commission allocations are recommendations and there may be a difference in the actual allocations based on staff requests.

Source: Budget Meeting Report

For previous articles on Measure T, click here.

To watch the presentation, click here. The presentation occurs early in the meeting.

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4 Responses to Santa Paula: Measure T Status Report

  1. Tony May 29, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Bruce; what do you think I am, fast food? Too lazy to dig for it yourself? You’re on the internet, look it up.

  2. Bruce Boyer May 23, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Tony, for those of us who are not well versed in City Budgetese. Please spell out the specifics. Take 60 seconds to give us 120 words so we KNOW how uglythis is.

  3. Tony May 23, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Look up Santa Paula.


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