How will Measure F-20 impact me?

The 1.0% sales tax applies only to goods and services within Grover Beach, such as bars, restaurants, gasoline and retail stores like clothing stores. It does not apply to most groceries or the services of a doctor, dentist or attorney. Read this resource from The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) for full details about sales tax exemptions and exclusions.

It is estimated that the average cost per household could be $16 per month and that visitors to Grover Beach could generate approximately 40% of the revenue. The new sales tax would begin on April 1, 2021 for a partial-year implementation in FY 2020-21 and full implementation in FY 2021-22.

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1. Why is Measure F-20 on the November 2020 ballot?
2. What are some of the financial challenges facing Grover Beach?
3. What may happen if Measure F-20 doesn’t pass?
4. How will Measure F-20 appear on the November 2020 ballot?
5. Is Measure F-20 a general tax or a special tax?
6. How will Measure F-20 impact me?
7. Will there be any safeguards in place to ensure Measure F-20 revenues are appropriately spent?
8. How is the revenue estimate calculated?
9. Is Measure F-20 intended to address budget shortfalls related to fiscal impacts of COVID-19?
10. Why does the City need additional funding for street repairs? Doesn't Measure K-14 cover these projects?
11. What would Measure F-20 funds address that our cannabis tax does not?
12. Can’t property tax revenues cover unmet community needs?
13. What are transient occupancy tax (TOT) revenues being used for?
14. What could Measure F-20 help fund?
15. How is the City informing the Grover Beach community about Measure F-20?