Measure D-22 Sales Tax
While voting in the November 2022 General Election, Arroyo Grande residents will be able to vote on Measure D-22, a proposed 1.0% local transactions and use tax ("sales tax"). The 1.0% sales tax applies only to goods and services sold within Arroyo Grande, such as bars, restaurants, and retail stores like clothing and appliance stores. The Arroyo Grande City Council voted unanimously to place the Measure on the ballot.
If a simple majority of voters pass Measure D-22, it will generate approximately $5.6 million annually for the General Fund to help Arroyo Grande address important community needs. The proposed sales tax would begin on April 1, 2023, for a partial-year implementation in FY 2023-24 and full implementation in FY 2024-25.
Residents have previously approved an increase in the sales tax. In 2006, a majority of voters supported Measure O-06, a .5% sales tax increase that currently generates $2.5 million a year which has helped Arroyo Grande provide services, staff the police department, and dramatically reduce liabilities.
CITY OF ARROYO GRANDE MEASURE D-22
To provide funding for general governmental use in Arroyo Grande, including maintenance and repair of streets, sidewalks, stormwater and drainage facilities, and for other City programs and facilities, shall an ordinance establishing a one percent sales tax be adopted, providing approximately $5,600,000 annually until ended by the City Council and requiring annual reports on revenues and expenditures, and review and public hearing by the City Council every five years on its necessity?
Before voting, learn more about Measure D-22 by checking out the FAQs below:
- What is a sales tax?
- What is Arroyo Grande’s current sales tax and how might it change?
- Why will measure D-22 be placed on the November 2022 ballot?
- Have Arroyo Grande residents passed any other sales tax measures?
- How will Measure D-22 impact me?
- What will happen if Measure D-22 does not pass?
- How can Measure D-22 help resolve infrastructure issues in our City?
- What are the sales tax rates in other cities in San Luis Obispo County?
- Is Measure D-22 a special tax or a general tax?
- Will Measure D-22 fund the roundabout at the Brisco-Halcyon Road interchange?
If you have additional comments or questions regarding Measure D-22, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (805) 473-5414.
For more information about the City Council election please visit https://www.arroyogrande.org/157/Elections or contact the City Clerk’s office at (805) 473-5418.