AZUSA CITY COUNCIL ACTS TO PLACE LOCAL MEASURE Z ON THE BALLOT TO MAINTAIN LOCAL 911, PUBLIC SAFETY AND YOUTH PROGRAMS
At their regular scheduled meeting of November 18, 2019 the Azusa City Council voted unanimously to place Measure Z, a ¾¢ sales tax, on the March 2020 ballot to maintain City services identified as priorities by the community.
“Public safety is a top priority in Azusa,” said Police Chief Mike Bertelsen. “Last year Azusa police officers, local firefighters and paramedics responded to more than 100,000 calls for service, including 15,000 911 calls of which 1,900 were medical emergencies. An additional source of local funding for Azusa could be used to maintain 911 response services so that people get help during an emergency.”
Azusa currently receives less than 17¢ on every sales tax dollar generated in the City.
“Additional local funding could be used to maintain City-funded after-school and recreational programs that serve thousands of local youth each year,” said City Manager Sergio Gonzalez.
Measure Z requires all funds to be used in Azusa and also requires independent annual audits and public reports to ensure funds are spent properly. By law, no funds can be taken by the state, county or federal government.
Read more important information on Measure Z.