1. In the words of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the Resolution states the Yucca Valley 1% tax/Use tax is a General Fund Tax.
2. A General Fund Tax cannot legally be dedicated or earmarked for any projects and goes for discretionary spending decided by Staff and approved by Council in the budget review process.
Many have attended the “outreach” presentation by the Town Manager to promote Measure “U” the 1% increase in sales tax for the Town of Yucca Valley. I have attended 5 or 6 meetings and continue to review the DVD’s on this matter. Please know the verbal promises have been fine tuned throughout this process. Verbal promises are unenforceable…..don’t be fooled.
The latest promise is a of reduction of sewer costs by 35% as a response to “pushback” of the citizens. There is no wording in the Town’s Resolution to provide for sewers.
Measure U is a General Fund Tax. Period.
In a recent “outreach” presentation by the Yucca Valley Town Manger, he stated there are “sufficient funds in the current budget to pay for 9-1-1 and public safety.” Adding the 9-1-1 wording to the Measure U is designed to push your fear button.
The town of Yucca Valley receives over $8 million dollars discretionary coming into their coffers with additional funds from gas tax Measure I designated for roads. The Town staff report projections indicate a modest growth of 2% as confirmed by Dr. John Husing, economist, with a surplus of over $235,000 for this fiscal year town budget. As the economy recovers, their income will increase as well.
Here is what the Mayor of Palm Springs said referring to their recent General Fund tax measure, Mayor Steve Pougnet said… “a general tax that can be used in any way — from paper clips to city programs and salaries .”
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