On November 6, 2018, voters within the City of Bakersfield approved Measure N, known as Bakersfield Public Safety & Vital City Services Measure. The Measure is a locally controlled one-cent sales tax measure that will provide approximately $58 million annually to the City of Bakersfield to address top community priorities including enhancing public safety, reducing homelessness and bolstering economic development activities. The Measure is effective April 1, 2019, within the City of Bakersfield.
Resolution No. 89-18 - Resolution of the City Council placing the Measure on the November 6, 2018 ballot
Ordinance No. 4958 - Adds the Bakersfield public safety/vital city services measure transactions and use tax ordinance to the City's Municipal Code
The Bakersfield Public Safety & Vital City Services Measure was placed on the ballot to maintain and enhance vital city services. This was done after gathering community feedback about their priorities for vital services in the City, including over 30 community-based meetings and receiving input from over 1,000 residents. The ballot measure contains 13 specific priorities that will be addressed through future implementation plans. The spending priorities include:
For more information, see the complete page here: https://bakersfieldcity.us/gov/depts/city_manager/bakersfield_public_safety_n_vital_services_measure.htm