Sales Tax Change
The local sales tax rate increased from 7.75% to 8.75% on April 1, 2023.
On November 8, 2022, Elk Grove voters approved Measure E, a one-cent local sales tax which will enact 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. The one-cent sales tax is estimated to produce approximately $21.3 million annually.
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, and will be shared between the City of Elk Grove and Cosumnes CSD.
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.
Learn more about the Measure E Citizens’ Oversight Committee
Community Identified Needs and Priorities
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.
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.
Roads and Parks Safety
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.
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.
Attract and retain local businesses and jobs to ensure a robust local economy