Oceanside Sales Tax Increase
To provide funding to maintain and improve general city services including: police patrols, crime, drug, and gang prevention, fire , paramedic and 9-1-1 response, pothole repair, street maintenance, improved infrastructure, maintain safe, clean parks and beaches, and address homelessness, shall the City of Oceanside establish a sales tax of one-half of one percent (0.5%) for 7 years, providing an estimated 11 million dollars annually for general city services, requiring citizen oversight, independent audits, and all funds controlled locally?
Sales tax would go from 7.75% to 8.25%. Currently all of North County is 7.75%, with the exceptions of Vista (8.25%) and Del Mar (8.75%).
Tax funds could be used for any municipal purpose, and would commence on April 1, 2019.