In an effort to seek community feedback on a potential one-cent local sales tax measure, the City of Eastvale hosted a Financial Priorities Community Workshop on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at City Hall. This potential local sales tax measure could raise approximately $7 million a year to specifically benefit Eastvale. One benefit of a local sales tax is that both residents and visitors alike contribute; whereas property taxes for example are fully paid for by residents.
As part of the strategic planning process, a Community Satisfaction Study was conducted in January 2019 to gather initial opinions on topics such as public safety, economic development, and transportation. When it comes to funding community-identified priorities, approximately 70 percent of the Eastvale residents surveyed said they would “probably” or “definitely” support a one-cent local sales tax measure to generate revenue for the City.
At our first Financial Priorities Community Workshop, residents and businesses were encouraged to provide input on funding for community-identified priorities such as Economic Development, future Civic Center Development (City Hall and Library), Public Safety (Law Enforcement and Fire Services), and Infrastructure Improvements (transportation, trails, and park enhancements).
The workshop was also live-streamed on Facebook for those who were not able to make the meeting and the had the opportunity to ask questions as well.