Weissman, Clarke Discuss Measure Y With Raintree Residents
October 24, 2012
Mayor Andy Weissman and councilmember Jim Clarke finished their city-wide tour by sitting down with residents of Raintree to discuss Measure Y.
Measure Y, the half-cent City sales tax to maintain essential Culver City services such as 911 emergency responses, paramedics, police and fire protection, as well as funding for sidewalk and street repairs, parks, senior and after-school programs, is on the November 6 ballot for Culver City residents.
“Measure Y is absolutely the most important item on the November ballot,” said Weissman. “Maintaining the quality of live we enjoy in Culver City is what Measure Y is all about. Culver City is at a critical juncture. Despite reducing City payroll, expenses, pensions and benefits, unless City revenues are increased, the City Council will need to make further significant cuts to public safety and other essential city services.
Voting yes on Measure Y will help us maintain current staffing levels, help us to maintain Culver City’s stellar 911 response times and save lives."
If passed, Measure Y will generate approximately $8 million annually – with the majority of revenue coming from non-residents shopping and dining in Culver City. This $8 million annual revenue will help solve the City’s fiscal emergency, help protect and maintain police and fire services, park and recreation programs, and street and sidewalk maintenance.
You can get more information on Measure Y by visiting http://www.yesonY.com.