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Measure Q

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On July 16, 2018, the Barstow City Council voted unanimously to place Measure Q, a public safety and city services measure, on the November 2018 ballot. 59.22% of the Voters in the 2018 election approved Measure Q, allowing for the collection of a one-cent sales tax that will generate up to an
estimated $7 million in local funding for public safety and citywide services.

Public Safety and City Services Measure

  • Funding generated by Measure Q would:
    • Maintain local fire protection and paramedic services
    • Provide police services, including neighborhood police patrols, crime prevention and investigations
    • Maintain streets and parks, and repair potholes
    • Provide quick responses to 9-1-1 emergencies
    • Help fund senior and youth programs
    • Reduce gang activity and drug-related crimes
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 Requires Fiscal Accountability and Transparency
  • All funds must stay in Barstow, and no money could be taken away by the State or County
  • Measure Q ensures out-of-town visitors pay their fair share for services when they are in our city
  • Measure Q would not be applied to groceries or prescription medications
  • An independent citizens oversight committee and annual audits are required
  • If local police or fire services are transferred to another agency, the Measure Q sales tax will end

Maintaining Safety
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Essential Services in Barstow through Measure Q

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Fire
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Police
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Parks and Recreation
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Public Works