Got questions about Measure A?
Organizers in favor of the November 5 ballot measure will be on hand to answer them during a pizza party on Sunday, October 6, from 1-3 p.m. in Eddie Park in South Pasasdena.
Supporters say funds from the ¾ percent sales tax will stay in the city, adding approximately $1.5 million to the city’s coffers.
Other cities in Los Angeles County, including Pasadena, Arcadia, Pasadena, Burbank and Glendale have passed similar measures.
The South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce supports the effort.
City officials say the increase will protect services like fire, police, library, senior and youth services and the ability to maintain roads, sidewalks, parks storm drains, and more.
South Pasadena, like many cities throughout the state, is facing increasing pension costs from California’s pension plan – CALPERS – along with increasing construction costs for materials, contractors and personnel.
City Manager Stephanie DeWolfe says the city’s 5-year forecast demonstrates that city revenues are not projected to keep up with rising costs.
Currently, South Pasadena has a 9.5 sales tax and city officials say only 1 percent or approximately $2 million is returned to the city.
The pizza will be donated by Mamma’s Brick Oven Pizza. Eddie Park is at 2017 Edgewood Drive.
For more information about Measure A, visit southpasyesona.com