Measure L is a general-purpose sales tax measure. If approved by voters, Measure L would provide a protected, locally-controlled source of revenue to help maintain community services including:
911 Emergency Response Times
City Streets and Pothole Repair
Crime Prevention and Investigation
Police Officers and Neighborhood Police Patrols
Measure L includes fiscal accountability provisions including annual independent audits and a Citizens' Oversight Committee to review Measure L funds and related expenditure to ensure that spending is consistent with the community's priorities for Measure L. The Citizens' Oversight Committee will provide reports to the community. Measure L is legally-required to expire in 5 years unless extended by voters.
Measure V - Ridgecrest Public Safety/Essential City Services Measure
To help prevent additional cuts and maintain City of Ridgecrest services, including: city streets and pothole repair; police officers and neighborhood police patrols; 911 emergency response times; and crime prevention and investigation; and other city services, shall the City of Ridgecrest enact a ¾ cent sales tax, for five years, requiring a citizen's oversight committee, annual independent audits, with all funds for City of Ridgecrest services only, no funds for Sacramento?