In November 2016, Chula Vista voters approved Measure P, a temporary, ten-year, half-cent sales tax to fund high priority infrastructure needs. Collection of the sales tax began April 1, 2017. The Measure P sales tax will be used to upgrade police, paramedic and 9-1-1 equipment, vehicles and facilities; fund streets and sidewalks; replace storm drains to prevent sinkholes; improve parks; repair recreation facilities; and repair or replace other city infrastructure.
In June 2018, the Chula Vista voters approved Measure A, a half-cent sales tax to fund public safety staffing and services. Collection of the Measure A sales tax began October 1, 2018. The new Measure A sales tax will allow the Chula Vista Fire and Police Departments to hire additional police officers and firefighters, to provide faster responses to 9-1-1 emergency calls, increase neighborhood police patrols including gang and drug-related crimes, address homelessness, and improve firefighter, paramedic and emergency medical response times.
The following charts reflect how sales tax collected in the City of Chula Vista is distributed. The first chart reflects the sales tax rate that was effective January 1, 2017, the second chart reflects the implementation of the Measure P tax rate that went into effect on April 1, 2017, and the third chart reflects the implementation of the Measure A tax rate that went into effect on October 1, 2018.