Measure I

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In November 2012, La Mirada voters approved Measure I, a one percent transactions and use tax, that is estimated to generate some $20-$25 million in new revenues for infrastructure repairs over the next five years. The tax became effective on April 1, 2013.

Measure I was supported by 66.63 percent of La Mirada residents voting in the November 6 election. The measure was placed on the ballot by the City Council after a 29-member Citizens Task Force on City Finances and Operations recommended the action due to the cumulative impacts of the national recession, ongoing “takes” of local revenues by the State, and the elimination of redevelopment agencies in California.

Measure I spending will focus on repairing streets, storm drains and other infrastructure as recommended by the Citizens Task Force. A recent engineering review of La Mirada’s infrastructure identified more than $67 million in infrastructure needs. Measure I requires annual independent audits and citizens’ oversight of how tax revenues were spent.

Administrative Staff Report from 11-13-12 on Measure I

California County And City Sales and Use Tax Rate as of January 2017.

The City Council adopted Resolution No. 13-05 establishing a Citizens' Oversight Board to review revenues and expenditures related to Measure I. 

Measure I Citizens' Oversight Board Meetings

August 26,2013 -  Agenda - Minutes

November 18, 2013 - Agenda - Minutes

March 6, 2014 - Agenda - Minutes

June 12, 2014 - Agenda - Minutes

September 4, 2014 - Agenda - Minutes

December 4, 2014 - Agenda - Minutes

March 12, 2015 - Agenda - Minutes

June 11, 2015 - Agenda - Minutes

September 3, 2015 - Agenda - Minutes

December 3, 2015 - Agenda - Minutes

March 10, 2016 - Agenda - Minutes

June 8, 2016 - Agenda - Minutes

September 8, 2016 - Agenda - Minutes

December 8, 2016 - Agenda - Minutes

March 9, 2017 - Agenda - Minutes

News on the Measure I Citizens' Oversight Board:

La Mirada Citizens' Oversight Board Begins Work

Measure I Oversight Board Issues First Annual Report

Measure I Oversight Board Issues Second Annual Report

 Measure I Annual Report

Reporting Period: April 2013 through June 2014

Reporting Period: July 2014 through June 2015

Reporting Period: July 2015 through June 2016

Measure I Neighborhood Street Improvement Projects in Progress (Photos and Information)

Phase I

Phase 2

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