Monrovia community members have an opportunity to share their input on the preliminary spending plan for the new sales tax revenue received from Measure K. Residents, along with in-town business owners, are encouraged to take the Measure K Preliminary Spending Plan Community Survey, through April 30. The survey is nine questions and is estimated to take around 10 minutes to complete.
On Nov. 5, 2019, residents of Monrovia voted to approve Measure K, the Keep Monrovia Revenues Local Sales Tax Measure, to ensure new sales tax revenues stay in Monrovia to be reinvested into the community. Measure K will generate an estimated $4.5 million per year in additional sales tax revenues for the city. Leading up to the election, a preliminary five-year expenditure plan was developed, identifying community enhancing projects. Those who choose to take the survey will be asked to rank these spending plan options, which include:
- Establishing a new and/or improved community center.
- Reducing costs for residents by decreasing utility bills, such as water.
- Working towards an AAA credit rating by building the rainy day fund and planning for future cost increases.
- Investing in public buildings, park improvements and community facilities.
- Addressing other community priorities like affordable housing, preventing homelessness, youth programs and public safety, etc.
After April 30, the findings of the survey will be discussed by the Monrovia City Council, along with the Measure K Citizens Advisory Committee, and will be shared with the community. Hard copies of the surveys are available upon request. The new sales tax will go into effect on April 1, 2020. For additional information on Measure K, visit MonroviaMeasureK.org.