This plan outlines how the $178 million in sales tax funds projected to be collected during the ten-year time frame are planned to be allocated.
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Implementing Measure P
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 sales tax is projected to raise $178 million which will be used to upgrade police, fire, 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.
The Chula Vista City Council approved an initial expenditure of $3.2 million of Measure P sales tax funds for infrastructure. This initial expenditure has been allocated to police and fire vehicles, 911 emergency communication equipment, street paving, and sports field repairs. The initial $3.2 million in approved spending will be funded by the Measure P revenues estimated to be collected April to June 2017.
The City Council also approved the Measure P Infrastructure, Facilities and Equipment Expenditure Plan. This Plan outlines how all $178 million of projected Measure P revenues are proposed to be spent. In spring 2017, the City Council will consider bond financing to advance infrastructure projects.The ballot measure also established a Measure P Citizens Oversight Committee (COC). The purpose of the COC is to review and report on all Measure P proposed expenditure plans, financial reports, and audits. The public is invited to the COC meetings.
The City Council approved the Infrastructure, Facilities and Equipment Expenditure Plan on December 6, 2016. The Plan outlines how the $178 million in sales tax funds projected to be collected during the ten-year time frame could be allocated how funds are planned to be allocated. The half-cent sales tax is considered a general tax and can be used for any lawful municipal purpose. The City has established a separate fund to track and account for income and expenses.
The following are the highest priority items for funding:
• Pave, maintain and repair neighborhood streets and fix potholes
• Upgrade or replace aging police, fire and 9-1-1 emergency response facilities, vehicles and equipment
• Replace storm drains to prevent sinkholes
• Upgrade irrigation systems to conserve water and save energy
• Make essential repairs to older libraries, senior center and recreation centers
• Improve our Traffic Signal Systems
• Repair our Sports Fields and Courts and Park Infrastructure
Citizens Oversight Committee
The Measure P Citizens Oversight Committee (COC) is composed of 16 members. The purpose of the COC is to review and report on all Measure P expenditure plans, financial reports, and audits. Eleven of the COC members serve as “Designated Members.” Designated Members are nominated by local organizations and individuals such as the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce, Chula Vista Youth Sports Council, Chula Vista Growth Management Oversight Commission, and the Chula Vista Police and Fire chiefs. The remaining five members are “At-Large Members” are selected from a pool of applicants who applied directly to the City. “At-Large Members” include at least one resident from each of the four City Council districts.
Each of the following organizations/representatives nominate one or more individuals as Designated Member, for City Council consideration. The City Council then appoints one nominee from each to the COC.
1) Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce
2) San Diego County Taxpayers Association
3) Chula Vista Youth Sports Council
4) Chula Vista Parks and Recreation Commission
5) Chula Vista Growth Management Oversight Commission
6) Sustainability Commission (formerly known as Resource Conservation Commission)
7) Chula Vista Director of Public Works
8) San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council
9) Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, San Diego branch
10) Chula Vista Fire Chief
11) Chula Vista Police Chief
The five At-Large members include one resident from each of the four City Council districts, and one member who may be a resident of any one of the four districts.
Learn more about the Citizen Oversight Committee.
Asset Management Program
To help identify the needs of our community and to evaluate the state of our infrastructure, the City formed the Asset Management Program Advisory Committee (AMPAC) in March 2014. The committee continues to provide input into setting priorities for the Asset Management Program which guides efforts to operate and maintain the City’s infrastructure in its natural and built environment.