Measure P is a new tax.
All County residents already pay two park taxes
Now is not the time for a new 30 year tax when the Parks Department already has over $150 million in unspent funds from previous park taxes that voters will continue to pay through 2018.
Before saddling tax payers with yet another new tax, we need a comprehensive plan to spend existing unallocated revenues and a proposal to specify the need for new revenue.
The 2016 election will provide ample time to enlist full public support for an equitable tax plan to fund county projects – two years ahead of the 2018 deadline when the existing tax expires.
Parks are a vital component in enhancing the quality of life for our county residents. However Measure P is a flawed proposal that rushes voters into a $1.6 billion tax hike over 30 years.
Vote no on Measure P