Measure M hits low income families the hardest! Many of Citrus Heights Residents are struggling with reduced hours and layoffs. It's insensitive to ask taxpayers to pay ANY more during the ongoing pandemic.
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These businesses understand the impact Measure M would have on their customers and their business. All of these have signed a petition opposing Measure M.
Alonzo’s Pizza Depot
Black Bear Diner
Citrus Heights Smog & Wash
Crepes and Burgers
Dos Rios Taqueria
Double Shot Liquor
Easter's Catholic Books
El Tapatio Restaurant - Hector Alcazar: "City employees don’t feel our pain because they continue to get their paychecks, raises, and benefits while businesses throughout the city continue to struggle and many Citrus Heights residents have had their hours cut or have lost their jobs. Many businesses have already closed and some will not open again."
Eye Designs Optometry
EZ Mart Liquor
Grocery Outlet, Citrus Heights Only
I B Tan
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
Nails Coutures - Healthy Beauty
New York City Pizza
Pastor's Auto Care - Randy Pastor recently commented:
"The overwhelming majority of business owners in Citrus Heights do not want Measure M because if it passes, our sales tax will be higher than our neighboring cities. Why would a customer shop and do business with us in Citrus Heights when they could go to Roseville or Folsom and save money due to lower local sales tax? Sunrise Marketplace businesses, which make up 310 businesses along Sunrise, did a survey recently and found that only 18 businesses that responded were in favor of this tax increase."
Pastor’s Valero Gas
Pearl House Restaurant
Pho Saigon Palace
Round Table Pizza
Sam's Liquor & Food
Sam's Tires & Wheels
Smoke and Vape
Van Maren Barber
A much publicized recent report released this week by Yelp determined that around 60% of business closures since March are actually permanent – a staggering statistic.
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Betty Williams, President NAACP of Sacramento
Supervisor Sue Frost, Citrus heights Resident
Ted Gains, Member California Board of Equalization
Bret Daniels, Citrus Heights City Council Member
Tim Schaefer, Citrus Heights Planning Commission
Bruce Lee, Sacramento Taxpayers Association
Dr. Jayna Karpinski-Costa, Former Citrus Heights Council Member
Randy Pastor, Pastor's Auto Care
Hector Alcazar, El Tapitio Restaurant
Ted Costa, long time Citrus Heights resident
Lynn Avery, Citrus Heights resident
We are holding your Citrus Heights City Council and the City Manager accountable for decisions that they have made that created this serious financial crisis. We don't need more taxes, (especially for forever) the city needs to tighten its belt until this crisis passes.
Measure M can be broken down into a simple statement: "We promise."
But Politicians break promises all the time.
Citrus Heights had a long history of fiscal prudence with tens of millions in reserves. Now Citrus Heights is millions in debt, is giving pay raises during a pandemic, and even wants to raise our taxes to equal Sacramento!
Here is the truth about Measure M:
• NO GUARANTEE that higher taxes will be spent on the programs they claim. It can legally be spent on pay raises and pensions.
• MEASURE M IS NOT NEEDED. In two years, the city will receive millions of dollars more in property taxes as agreements with the county expire.
• HURTS BUSINESSES. Measure M will raise our taxes higher than Roseville Galleria and Folsom Palladio, pushing more shoppers and businesses out of our city and killing Sunrise Mall revitalization.
• RAISES COSTS TO RESIDENTS. Measure M will raise the cost of living for every resident.
Citrus Heights COULD HAVE proposed a specific tax with an expiration date to ensure the funds would go to public safety, street repairs, and homeless programs. Why didn't they?
Politicians raised gas and local sales taxes and promised to fix roads and highways. Our roads are still a mess. Politicians boosted income taxes on the promise to deal with mental health and homelessness. They collected millions of dollars, but the problems only got worse.
Now they want to raise our taxes in the middle of the worst economic crisis in recent history.
Vote NO on Measure M. www.VoteNoOnM.org
W. Bruce Lee, President,
Sacramento Taxpayers Association
Ted Gaines, Member
California Board of Equalization
Sue Frost, Supervisor
County of Sacramento
Bret Daniels, Council Member
City of Citrus Heights
Betty Williams, President,
NAACP of Sacramento
The response to the Covid-19 crisis has shut down hundreds of Citrus Heights businesses and left thousands of our residents without jobs. In the middle of this financial crisis, the city is proposing a huge tax increase that never expires on residents and businesses. This is absolutely the worst time for the City of Citrus Heights to increase your taxes. We urge you to vote No!
Measure M promises to increase policing, homeless services, and community improvements. But there is absolutely no guarantee that the tax increase will be spent for any of those vital services - they could as easily (and legally) be spent on other things.
Like most taxes, nothing guarantees the money will go where citizens expect. Measure M tax revenue will flow through the general fund, which current and future city leaders can use for any purpose they see fit. When the City of Sacramento pushed Measure U in 2018, city leaders promised the money would go to police and community improvements. But the City of Sacramento broke that promise. Here in Citrus Heights, nothing prevents Measure M funds from going to salary increases, pensions, or pet projects voters do not even want.
No one knows when COVID-19 shutdowns will end, but we do know that people are struggling every day. Businesses cannot open and their employees are laid off - and many cannot even get unemployment benefits. But bills are still coming and deferred rent payments are adding up and will eventually have to be paid.
In just two years, the City will receive millions of additional dollars from property taxes, yet City leaders are asking FOR AN IMMEDIATE TAX INCREASE on struggling citizens. Our leaders should be working to let people work and earn a living, not piling on new taxes.
Vote no on Measure M.
W. Bruce Lee, President, Sacramento Taxpayers Association
Sue Frost, Supervisor, County of Sacramento
Bret Daniels, Council Member, City of Citrus Heights
Jayna Karpinski-Costa, Former Council Member,
City of Citrus Heights
Jim Monteton, Board Member, American Legion Post 637
This is outrageous! During a pandemic four of your five city council members voted to put Measure M on the Ballot that if passed it will take more money from you.
FACT: The city currently receives $12,000,000 annually from sales tax. Measure M is expected to raise $12,000,000 per year in additional sales tax. That is 100% increase!
"I will vote “NO” on any tax that raises taxes during a time when so many people are unemployed."
"The same council members that decided to spend over $20,000,000 on a new City Hall just a few years ago now want you to pay for their mistake by raising your taxes. Just say No!"
“During times of a global pandemic and tens of thousands of taxpayers are unemployed or forced to be idle, is now the time to raise taxes? Think about it!”
“No Mystery spending -
Tax money accrued for mystery spending is not my idea of a budget!
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