Measure I - 2016 City of Belmont Municipal Election
In November 2016, Belmont voters approved the Belmont Streets and City Services Measure (Measure I), a ½ cent general sales tax that will generate approximately $1.3 million annually for local infrastructure for the next 30 years. The ½ cent sales tax will go into effect April 1, 2017.
While City of Belmont has practiced prudent fiscal management over the years, Belmont’s infrastructure and public safety needs require additional investments. Recent City audits indicate an additional $135 million is needed to address Belmont’s aging infrastructure needs. Belmont’s streets, sidewalks, and alleys are degraded; the City’s storm drain systems need to be upgraded for neighborhood protection and improved water quality; and Belmont needs to maintain 911 response times and public safety responses citywide.
Funds generated from the Belmont Streets and City Services Measure are for the sole purpose of addressing Belmont’s infrastructure and other city services, and cannot be taken by the State. To further safeguard these funds, the Belmont Streets and City Services Measure will be reviewed by a citizen’s advisory committee and will have yearly independent audits.
- Measure I FAQs
- Measure I Presentation
- Informational Mailer
- Resolution Calling for Election and Full Text of Ordinance for Submission to Voters
More information about Measure I can be found here.
For more information on Belmont's Capital Financing Plan for Infrastructure, click here.
Getting More Information
If you would like to find out more about these issues, please join us at a community presentation or schedule a “neighborhood coffee” for your and your neighbors. Click here for listing of currently scheduled presentations. Please call Jozi Plut, Executive Assistant to the City Manager, at (650) 595-7408 for more information or to schedule a neighborhood coffee. Please see below for additional information.