Info on Measure A Community Forum

Info on Measure A Community Forum

COMMUNITY FORUM ON MEASURE A
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2019 AT 7:00PM AT SANTA ANITA PARK

May 16, 2019 – On March 5, 2019, the Arcadia City Council unanimously placed Measure A – a local ¾ cent sales tax measure on the June 4, 2019, All-Mail Ballot Special Municipal Election. If enacted by Arcadia voters, Measure A would provide locally-controlled funds to maintain public safety and other local services at current levels. Sponsored by the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce and hosted at Santa Anita Park, community members are invited to join us for a community forum on Measure A featuring Arcadia’s City Manager Dominic Lazzaretto on Wednesday, May 22 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Santa Anita Park, Chandelier Room, located at 285 W. Huntington Drive.

“Come learn key background information on Measure A, how it relates to LA County, and what the City would put those funds towards, if this measure were approved by voters”, said City Manager Dominic Lazzaretto. “We want to make sure community members are educated on the purpose of the sales tax increase.”

This Community Forum on Measure A will be an opportunity to hear from City officials and get answers to questions related to the sales tax measure. If approved by voters, funding from Measure A can be used to maintain service priorities identified by the public such as:
• Preventing and investigating property crimes, like thefts and burglaries
• Keeping fire stations operating at current levels
• Maintaining police patrols around neighborhood schools and parks
• Cleaning and maintaining public areas including commercial districts, residential
neighborhoods, and parks
• Retaining and attracting local business
• Maintaining the City’s finances

Measure A requires annual independent financial audits and public review of expenditures. All funds remain in the City of Arcadia and cannot be taken by the county, state or federal governments.

For more information on Measure A, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 574-5401 or visit: ArcadiaCA.gov/MeasureA.

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About Arcadia
Nestled along the rolling foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and Angeles National Forest, Arcadia is a charming, family-oriented community with a population of just over 57,000. Located only 13 miles east from downtown Los Angeles, regional transportation networks like the Metro Gold Line connect Arcadia as a premier residential, shopping, and entertainment destination in the San Gabriel Valley. Arcadia is known for its top-rated schools, iconic landmarks, and serene neighborhoods. Arcadia is an award-winning community having been twice named as the Best City in California in which to Raise Kids and the 2017 Most Business Friendly City in Los Angeles County. With the conveniences and amenities of a full-service, mid-size city, Arcadia’s “Community of Homes” provides a quality of life that will go Above & Beyond your expectations. For more information, please visit ArcadiaCA.gov or follow us on Twitter by texting DISCOVER to 33222:

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