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To address State takeaways of local funds and responsibly plan for San Bruno's future, the City has embarked on a multi-year, multi-pronged fiscal sustainability effort. After robust community engagement - including engaging 18,000 households and obtaining over 1,400 community survey responses, the City council unanimously acted to place Measure G on the ballot for voter consideration. Measure G was passed by the San Bruno voters in November 2019.
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Our City's 89 miles of local streets and roads have not had major repairs in over 30 years, and our residents have told us that they want better street, road and pothole/hazard repair. Unfortunately, there is currently not enough funding to expand the City's street repair program to include residential streets. The city has a $6 million per year road repair deficit and needs an additional source of locally controlled funding to meet these needs.
In addition to increased street and pothole repair efforts, Measure G provides locally-controlled funding for priorities such as:
Measure G is a 1/2-cent local sales tax for our city, which changes the rate in San Bruno to 9.75%. By law, all funds generated by Measure G must stay in and benefit San Bruno and cannot be taken by Sacramento.
Measure G includes strict accountability provisions, including independent citizens oversight, mandatory financial audits, and yearly reports to the community to ensure the funds are spent appropriately.