Public safety is Visalia's number one priority. But with over 70% of the General Fund going to these vital services, we still can't keep up with the demand for police and fire services.
With public input and the recommendations from the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) and the Ballot Measure Advisory Committee (BMAC), there could be hope on the horizon.
City staff are scheduling community group presentations and are looking to connect with citizens to ask, should a ½ cent sales tax to maintain essential services for our City be on the November ballot?
City of Visalia staff are currently meeting with local service clubs, organizations, businesses and groups to discuss a 1/2 cent sales tax to maintain essential services in Visalia. Presentations are approximately 10 minutes in length and are accompanied by time for a Q&A, as well as an interactive feature to poll the group.
Presentations can be made to groups of any size, and do not need to be a formal gathering.
To schedule an Essential Services presentation, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Allison Lambert, City of Visalia Communications Manager at 713-4535.
For more information, head over to 2016 Potential Ballot Measure here online.