Public Safety Staffing Plan
Chula Vista Voters Approve Measure A
On June 5, Chula Vista voters passed Measure A, the half-cent sales tax measure to fund public safety staffing and services. The new tax will allow the Chula Vista Fire and Police Departments to provide faster responses to 9-1-1 emergency calls, increase neighborhood police patrols, reduce gang and drug-related crimes, address homelessness, and improve firefighter, paramedic and emergency medical response times. The tax will take effect October 1, 2018, and will bring Chula Vista’s tax rate to 8.75 percent.
On February 13, 2018, the City Council approved placing a half-cent sales tax measure on the June 5, 2018 ballot to fund critical public safety and public services. The ballot question will ask:
Shall the measure to provide: faster responses to 9-1-1 emergency calls, increase neighborhood police patrols, reduce gang and drug-related crimes, address homelessness, improve firefighter, paramedic and emergency medical response, and general city services, by enacting a ½ cent sales tax, until the voters decide otherwise, generating an estimated $17 million annually for City services, with all funds staying in Chula Vista, with citizen oversight and independent audits, be adopted?
For more information on Measure A, please see the Chula Vista Municipal Code.
Public Safety, which includes police and fire services, is a top priority in the City of Chula Vista. As part of the fiscal year 2017-18 adopted budget, the City allocated 65 percent of discretionary revenues to the Police and Fire Departments combined. The allocation includes the five new police officer positions added as part of the fiscal year 2017-18 adopted budget.
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Public Safety Advisory Committee
The Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) has been established to provide input into public safety staffing and funding issues in the City of Chula Vista. Established by the City Manager, the committee includes Chula Vista residents, business owners, community leaders and others.
The PSAC held meetings on these days to provide input into public safety staffing which was used in the development of the Public Safety Staffing and Public Safety Staffing Strategies reports.
Aug. 10, 2017
Aug. 31, 2017
Nov. 9, 2017
Dec. 7, 2017
The PSAC will continue to meet to provide input into public safety staffing and funding. Please see links in the Documents section to public safety presentations and information.