Measure S and 2018 Fiscal Emergency

In February 2018 the Santa Cruz City Council declared a "Fiscal Emergency." The Council also approved a ballot measure, Measure S, to raise Santa Cruz sales tax from 9% to 9.25%. If Measure S passes, the increased tax would be equal to twenty-five cents per $100 spent.

The City budget has been impacted by four trends that are creating significant gaps in most California cities General Funds.

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