Measure P

Measure P Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Measure P?

The Vallejo City Council placed Vallejo’s Safe Streets and Essential Services Measure P on the November 8, 2022, local ballot to address community priorities such as fire protection and emergency medical response, roads, and preventing blight and dumping to keep public spaces safe and clean.

 

Q: How does Measure P address road safety and repair?

Vallejo has some of the worst roads in the Bay Area – our streets should not be dangerous or cause costly damage to people’s cars. Over 400 lane miles of local roads (more than half of Vallejo’s streets) have an official rating of “poor” or “very poor” by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Measure P will make essential road repairs immediately and maintain roads, sidewalks, and pothole repair to prevent further deterioration, become even more expensive to fix, or more dangerous for residents.

 

Q: Does Measure P impact fire protection and emergency medical response?

Yes. Local emergency response times have gone up in recent years. Measure P will re-open fire stations closed during the recession so our first responders can better respond to medical and other emergencies like fires and natural disasters.

 

Q: What other community priorities will Measure P address?

Quality of life, especially regarding our community's health, safety, and stability, continues to be our highest priority. In recent months, we have heard from you and your neighbors about needs and priorities for the City. Top community priorities we heard that Measure P will help address include:

  • Keeping public spaces safe and clean
  •  Maintaining fire protection, emergency response, and crime prevention programs
  • Addressing homelessness
  • Preventing blight and dumping
  • Repairing deteriorating streets, roads and sidewalks
  • Attracting and retaining local jobs and businesses

 

Q: What does Measure P cost?

Measure P would enact a .875% (less than a penny) sales tax to address community priorities for essential city services with reliable, locally controlled funding that cannot be taken by the State. Measure P is not applied to prescription medicine or food purchased as groceries and is not a tax on rent, homes or property.

 

Q: Is the Measure P fiscally accountable?

Measure P requires strict accountability provisions, including independent citizen oversight with public disclosure of all spending, mandatory financial audits, and public reports to the community. By law, all funding must be spent locally in Vallejo and none can be taken by the State.

 

Q: Where can I get more information about Measure P?

The City will continue to keep the community informed about Measure P. If you are a member of a community organization that would like to receive a presentation on Measure P please contact City Clerk, Dawn Abrahamson.

 

Q: When is the election?

Tuesday, November 8,2022. To check your registration or get registered to vote, visit registertovote.ca.gov.

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