The argument against Measure V is simply not true.
We are Pacifica residents who reviewed the city budget. We care about preserving fire and police protection, senior citizen services, street repair and the future of Pacifica. We know the facts and are voting Yes on V.
Pacifica needs Measure V.
There is no $1.4 million budget surplus.
Pacifica has balanced its budget by freezing employee salaries, cutting pensions and benefits and laying of 33 percent of its staff. The independent Financing City Services Task Force, comprising a diverse group of Pacifica residents, carefully studied the city budget and found there was no “fat” to cut. The group recommended Measure V to protect community services.
Measure V is necessary now to avoid cuts to critical city services threatened by new, imminent state takebacks.
Get the facts at www.cityofpacifica.org.
Measure V is the result of a transparent, public process, including two city council meetings and a public hearing that opponents attended on July 8, 2013. At this meeting, one of the authors of the opposing argument made an official public comment that it was “clear the city needs the money.”
Measure V is fiscally responsible and seniors are eligible for an exemption.
Measure V would add less than $6 to an average phone bill and requires independent citizens’ oversight, mandatory audits and yearly reports. Measure V isn’t permanent. IT expires in 8 years and cannot be extended without voter approval.
Pacificans deserve a vibrant, safe and desirable community.
Vote Yes on V.