4 Reasons to Vote NO on Measure S
While most tax increases sunset after a certain number of years, Measure S would exist forever. That means, even if the city no longer needs the increased revenue, they’ll still be able to keep taxing you.
There are No Guarantees on How This Money Will Be Spent
Despite proponents promising this funding will go toward public safety, there’s no guarantees written into the measure. That means politicians can spend the money on anything they want, including pensions and pay raises.
City leaders have given raises and stipends to city bureaucrats for years, while our streets, parks, retail areas, and downtown deteriorated. Despite a history of financial mismanagement, they want even more of your money!
There is No Plan for Improving the City’s Financial Standing
Lemon Grove’s politicians have consistently raided the city’s “reserve fund” to make up financial shortfalls. Rather than controlling spending, the city has instead “robbed” our rainy day fund to pay for out-of-control spending. Before raising our taxes, city leaders should put together a plan to put us on the road to fiscal responsibility.