Voters appear to have rejected Lemon Grove sales tax Measure S
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The majority of voters appear to have rejected Measure S, a Lemon Grove initiative to raise the city’s sales tax in a bid to fix an ongoing budget deficit, which could mean the city becomes part of unincorporated San Diego County.
Measure S, placed on the ballot as a result of a citizen’s petition, proposed a ¾ cent sales tax for the City of Lemon Grove which was estimated to raise approximately $3 million per year.
Funds were supposed to be utilized for high priority projects such as:
● New fire engine to replace 22 y/o vehicle
● Downtown renewal
● Graffiti removal
● Homeless solutions
● Street repair
George Gastil, from the Lemon Grove City Council, was in studio to discuss what this means for the city.