Tax Measures

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California has a state-mandated minimum sales tax of 7.25 percent.   State law allows municipalities in California to increase sales tax up to an additional 3 percent for specific local purposes with at least two-thirds (66.67 percent) voter approval or for general local purposes with a simple majority (50 percent plus 1) voter approval.  In West Sacramento, the sales tax rate is 8.25 percent, which includes the state-mandated 7.25 percent, plus four separate ¼ cent voter-approved sales tax measures that fund important local projects.  

Funds from these sales tax measures are used alongside local property tax revenues and other funds to pay for infrastructure, public safety, flood protection, and other important local projects.   The City Council receives annual reports on the use of these funds to assure they are being expended in a way that is consistent with voter expectations and maximizes benefit to West Sacramento residents.

City of West Sacramento Tax Measure Matrix

Tax Measure Percentage
Type Effective Expiration  FY 19/20 EStimated revenue Purpose   Advisory Measure
Measure K 1/4%  General Sales Tax 4/1/2003  N/A 3,727,000  Operating Resolution 02-58 
  1/4%  General Sales Tax 4/1/2003  3/31/2013    Capital  Measure J -- Expired 
 Measure G Tax Increment (Former RDA Reap Property Tax Trust Fund [RPPTTF]) Property Tax  7/1/2012   N/A  5,300,000 Infrastructure Financing Community Investment Action Plan
 Measure V 1/4%   General Sales Tax   4/1/2003  3/31/2033 3,727,000  Streetcar/Flood Protection Resolution 08-46 
 EIFD Property Tax Increment  Property Tax Increment  7/1/2017   N/A 975,000  Infrastructure Financing  EIFD Financing Plan
 Measure E 1/4%   General Sales Tax 4/1/2017 N/A 3,727,000  Leverage Funding Measure E Policy
Measure N 1/4%  General Sales Tax 4/1/2019   N/A 3,727,000  Public Safety/ Other General Resolution 18-44 Measure N Policy