Belmont Streets & City Services Measure Approved by Voters - Measure I
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 1/2 cent sales tax will go into effect April 1, 2017. More information about Measure I can be found here.
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.
See below to review the City’s infrastructure finance needs.
The City's needed repairs and improvements for roads, storm drains, sewers, parks and facilities is an ongoing effort that City Council is working to address. The City Council has been working to identify potential alternatives for funding of the capital investment needed for the City’s infrastructure. Public outreach efforts have been in motion since 2014, as the City surveyed the community to join a Community Conversation regarding priorities for local services in Belmont (see below).
Click below to view a summary of the City's infrastructure needs:
2016 Highlights of Community Priorities Survey:
2015 Opinion Research Tracking Survey Materials:
2014 Revenue Measure Feasibility Survey Materials:
Related Supplemental Materials:
Storm Drain Master Plan Final Study (71,148 KB)