Measure E

Elk Grove’s Public Safety and Quality of Life

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About Measure E

On November 8, 2022, Elk Grove voters approved Measure E with 30,434 (54.3%) yes votes and 25,611 (45.7%) no votes, enacting locally controlled funding to help address services the community identified as important including reducing crime, addressing homelessness, improving 911, police, fire, and emergency disaster and medical response, enhancing programs to combat youth crime and gang prevention, maintaining streets, maintaining parks, clean and safe public areas, and economic development.

Measure E established a one-cent (1%) local sales tax. Measure E is not a tax on homes or property, and is not applied to rent, utilities, food purchased as groceries, or prescription medicine. Funds generated by Measure E stay local in Elk Grove and cannot be taken by the County, State or Federal governments. Funds will be used to address community identified needs and priorities.

Learn more about next steps

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Citizens’ Oversight Committee

The City Council created the Measure E Citizens' Oversight Committee to review the revenue and expenditures of funds from the general Transactions and Use (“Sales”) Tax known as Elk Grove’s Safety and Quality of Life Measure E. All residents are encouraged to apply.

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View the background staff report.

The deadline to submit an application is Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

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Community Identified Needs and Priorities

Public Safety

Reducing Crime

Provide additional public safety resources to keep our neighborhoods safe and reduce crime. Increase neighborhood police patrols, ensure the Police Department is attracting, retaining, and adequately equipping public safety professionals and pursue new, innovative approaches to reducing crime.

Addressing homelessness

Provide resources to address mental health, substance abuse, and job training needs while ensuring our local businesses, residential neighborhoods, and public areas are safe and secure for everyone.

Improve 911, police, fire, and emergency disaster and emergency medical response

Improve 911 emergency response times, at both the Police and Fire Departments, to ensure that calls for service meet national response time standards.

Enhancing programs to combat youth crime and gang prevention

Fund property and violent crime investigation and prevention, and address crimes related to youth and gangs including supporting after school recreational and enrichment programs to keep youth actively engaged and supported for a bright future.

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Roads and Parks Safety

Maintaining Streets

Maintain pothole repair and enhance major roads to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion for the safety of all drivers, bikers, and pedestrians, including safe routes for school kids walking or biking.

Maintaining Parks

Maintain and repair public bathrooms, landscaping, sports fields, deteriorating playgrounds and equipment, including security lighting to keep play spaces clean and safe for children and families

Quality of Life

Clean and Safe Public Areas

Keep public areas safe and clean for community members as well as visitors. Implement programs that directly impact visual blight as well as ensuring a safe community for all.

Economic Development

Attract and retain local businesses and jobs to ensure a robust local economy

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Measure E funding will be collected starting in April 2023. The one-cent sales tax is estimated to produce approximately $21.3 million annually.

To ensure fiscal accountability, a Measure E Citizens' Oversight Committee will be formed to review Measure E expenditures and produce an annual report to the community on how the funds are spent.

 

Next Steps

The City and Cosumnes CSD invite residents to join these upcoming conversation sessions.

Conversation Topic: Reducing Crime / Improving 911, Police, Fire, Medical Emergency and Disaster Response / Youth Crime Prevention

Tuesday, February 7, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
District56, 8230 Civic Center Drive

Violent and property crimes have risen in Elk Grove, and the local Fire Department medical emergency response times are above the national standard. With the recent passage of Measure E, the City and District are looking to enhance existing programs and explore new strategies to address public safety. Join the community conversation and make your voice heard.

  • What are the current public safety issues?
  • What are potential strategies we could use to keep Elk Grove safe?

Join Chief of Police Bobby Davis, Fire Chief Felipe Rodriguez, and staff to discuss and explore potential public safety solutions that could be supported by Measure E funds.


Conversation Topic: Economic Development: Attracting and Retaining Businesses and Jobs

Monday, February 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
District56, 8230 Civic Center Drive

Expanding the city’s jobs and tax bases through business retention, expansion, and attraction requires a modern, dynamic, well-run and well-rounded city. Employees expect a high quality of life, great amenities, and top neighborhoods. And businesses need contemporary workplaces, new infrastructure, and a talented workforce to be successful. With the recent passage of Measure E, the City is looking to enhance its economic development programs and explore new strategies and projects. Join the community conversation and make your voice heard.

  • What is economic development and why is it important?
  • What strategies are and can be used to enhance the city’s ability to support business retention, expansion, and attraction?
  • What programs and projects are in process and under consideration?
  • Input on potential programs and projects
  • What types of economic development programs and projects do you want to see in Elk Grove?

Join Darrell Doan, Economic Development Director, and staff to discuss and explore potential economic development solutions that could be supported by Measure E funds.


Conversation Topic: Addressing Homelessness

Monday, February 27, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
District56, 8230 Civic Center Drive

Homelessness is on the rise in Elk Grove, as it is in most communities in California. With the recent passage of Measure E, the City and Cosumnes CSD are looking to enhance existing programs and explore new strategies to address homelessness. Join the community conversation and make your voice heard.

  • What is homelessness
  • What is driving up the number of unhoused residents
  • Common challenges faced by people experiencing homelessness
  • Current and potential homelessness strategies in Elk Grove
  • What does addressing homelessness mean to you?
  • Input on potential homelessness strategies

Join staff from the City of Elk Grove Housing and Public Services, City of Elk Grove Police Department and the Cosumnes CSD Fire Department to discuss and explore potential homelessness solutions that could be supported by Measure E funds.


Conversation Topic: Maintaining Streets and Parks

Tuesday, February 28, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
District56, 8230 Civic Center Drive

  • What are the current street and park maintenance issues most impacting you?
  • What types of solutions do you want to see in Elk Grove?

Join Jeff Werner, Public Works Director, Phillip Lewis, Parks and Recreation Administrator, and staff to discuss and explore potential street and park maintenance solutions that could be supported by Measure E funds.

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