- Business Advocacy
Voters in Alhambra will be asked to vote on Measure AL on the March Primary ballot.
Measure AL will raise the sales tax on all taxable items sold in Alhambra by .75%, or ¾ of a cent on a dollar.
It is projected that the .75% increase will generate $8.1 million annually, funds that will stay in Alhambra to benefit Alhambra residents, and cannot be taken by the county or Sacramento. Funds will be used for maintaining police, fire, emergency response, and school safety; keeping public areas safe and clean; after-school and senior programs; and repairing city streets and potholes.
The County of Los Angeles is widely expected to have a similar measure on the November General Election ballot, and the county has a history being very successful at passing tax measures.
Any city in L.A. County that does not pass their own tax measure prior to November will potentially lose the .75% sales tax increase to the county.
That’s why cities including Arcadia, Glendora, Monrovia, Sierra Madre, Covina, South Pasadena, Pasadena, and Glendale have already passed sales tax increases.
San Gabriel, Monterey Park, Montebello, Duarte, San Dimas, and West Covina all have sales tax increases on the March ballot as well.
While no one likes paying higher taxes, it is clear that funds generated by an increase will better serve the residents of Alhambra if Measure AL is passed.