If the tax measure is approved, what could the City spend the money on?

The City could use the funds to maintain City services, address street repairs and other facility and operational needs. The funds could go to maintain public safety, the quality of life, and the services the community has come to expect that make Blythe a desirable place to live and work.

Examples of how the funds may be used:

  • To strengthen code enforcement, including abating dilapidated buildings.
  • To replace aging 9-1-1 dispatch systems. A modern system will help police officers and emergency medical personal respond more quickly.
  • To replace the Fire Department’s aging radio system, allowing them to be on the same system as the Police Department. A fully integrated system will enable the Fire Department and emergency medical personnel to respond more quickly. 
  • To replace aging emergency equipment used by Fire and Police, such as turnout gear for fire fighters.  
  • To attract and retain businesses.
  • To address homelessness.
  • To keep up with necessary road repairs,and infrastructure.

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1. When is the election?
2. What is the Sales Tax Measure?
3. Why is the Sales Tax Measure on the Special Election ballot?
4. If the tax measure is approved, what could the City spend the money on?
5. How would the Sales Tax Measure funds be accounted for?
6. Will all purchases be impacted by the Sales Tax Measure?
7. What is taxable under the Sales Tax Measure?
8. Who will pay the Sales Tax Measure tax?
9. What is the impact on taxable purchases?
10. If approved, when would the additional one cent (1%) transaction and use tax authorized by the Sales Tax Measure take effect?
11. How much money is the City going to get?
12. Will this tax cover all of the needs the City has?
13. What are the costs of the special election?
14. Is this type of sales tax common?
15. What happens if the Sales Tax Measure doesn’t pass?