Adding a one-percent sales tax will provide the City of Colusa with $1.8 million annually in revenue for services and programs. The current state tax rate is 7.25%, with only 1% of that coming back to the City. If Measure B passes, the City will keep 2% of the 8.25% tax. Most important, that 1% tax could not be taken away by Sacramento.
Measure B would be an investment into the City to help keep Colusa safe and ensure its longevity by creating a revenue stream that can help address the infrastructure shortfalls of our roads, parks, and trees department. It can help revitalize Colusa while providing a strong public safety team. It can also enable the City to start building a capital improvement plan to ensure that it creates a better and more resilient community.
The City has explored other funding options available but has found them to be limited. Measure B keeps all new revenue generated within the City of Colusa and holds City staff and Council accountable for the monies generated using public input via an oversight committee. Measure B will expire in four years, allowing the public to evaluate how Council and the City handle the income.