TOT - Local Funding Measure
KEEPING OUR CITY SAFE AND DESIRABLE
Residents have expressed that they choose to live in Diamond Bar because it offers a better quality of life, with safe and clean neighborhoods, proactive Sheriff’s patrols, well-maintained streets and roads, a modern library and picturesque parks. We take pride in providing the essential city services that support these aspects of our community.
Looking for a Local Solution
The City of Diamond Bar has been exploring options to maintain and bolster funding for Sheriff’s patrols, to support parks and recreation programs, maintain our roads and infrastructure and fulfill other city services. Additional resources will help keep Diamond Bar among the safest cities in California and help ensure that residents continue to enjoy the high quality of life that our city provides.
Currently, the City is considering placing a local funding measure on the November 2018 ballot to increase its existing transient occupancy tax, also known as a hotel tax, from the 10% rate. While a decision has not been made, it is anticipated that this measure could provide up to an additional $450,000 annually in locally‑controlled funding that would only be paid by overnight hotel guests.
Funding from a potential measure could support essential city services, such as:
- Augmenting neighborhood Sheriff protection and public safety programs to help prevent property crimes like home and car burglaries
- Maintaining local roads and preventing potholes
- Providing safe places for children to play
- Supporting City-run parks and recreation programs enjoyed by children and adults alike
We Want to Hear from You
Community feedback is an important component of our planning process. Please let us know what city services are important to you by completing our community survey by April 20, 2018.
- City of Diamond Bar Fast Facts
- Informational Handout - Factsheet
- Keeping Diamond Bar Safe and Desirable - Information Mailer
For additional information, contact the City Manager's office at 909-839-7010.
- How is the City of Diamond Bar maintaining a high quality of life for local residents?
- How does Diamond Bar fund essential city services?
- Is there a plan to maintain these vital city services?
- What specific city services could this measure support?
- Would the measure include fiscal accountability requirements?
- Would this increase taxes for local residents?
- Can the state or federal governments access this funding?
- How much revenue would a potential measure generate annually?
- If approved, how would our hotel tax compare with that of neighboring cities?
- Would this measure update the current structure of our hotel tax?
- When would the potential measure be on the ballot?
- Who is eligible to vote on this measure?
- How do I know if I am registered to vote?
- How many votes are required for this measure to pass?