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Majority of Voters Approve Glendale Measure S

Post Date:12/11/2018 7:00 PM

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Ardashes Kassakhian, City Clerk
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Dan Bell, Public Information Officer
818-548-4844
dbell@glendaleca.gov

Majority of Voters Approve Glendale Measure S

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, the City of Glendale held a special municipal election to consider Measure S, the Glendale Quality of Life and Protection Measure. The Glendale electorate approved Measure S with 54.66% voting ‘Yes’ and 45.34% voting ‘No,’ according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.

On Friday, November 30, the County Registrar-Recorder certified the election results following a several week count of all the ballots cast by voters in Glendale and Los Angeles County. All provisional ballots cast at polling places and vote-by-mail ballots received later in the day on Election Day were included in the count. The new sales tax rate will take effect on April 1, 2019.

More Glendale voters went to the polls this midterm general election compared to the most recent past midterm in 2014. With all ballots counted, the 56,255 votes cast this year exceed the 28,650 cast four years ago. Similarly, the 53.06% participation rate in November 2018 exceeds the 29.07% participation rate in November 2014.

On July 17, 2018, the Glendale City Council unanimously decided to place Measure S on the November ballot. By doing so, the Council asked Glendale voters to decide on a local, general ¾ cent sales tax increase.

Measure S will provide local control to approximately $30 million of new revenue per year to repair local streets and sidewalks, maintain levels of public safety, provide affordable housing, and support other city services. These are the programs and services that make Glendale the Jewel City.

The City will continue to work with residents to uphold transparency in the City budget process, including creating a separate line item in the general fund budget to track Measure S funds. With Measure S funds, the City of Glendale will continue to provide high quality services to its residents to ensure Glendale remains the Jewel City.

In California, 55 sales tax measures were approved in municipalities across the state. Both Burbank and Pasadena voters also approved a ¾ cent local sales tax increase.

Learn more about Measure S at GlendaleMeasureS.com. The Glendale City Clerk's agenda report regarding the election can be found here.

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