If Diamond Bar voters were to not approve a City sales tax measure, could the sales tax rate in Diamond Bar increase anyway?

Yes.  As they have done recently with Measure M (transportation) and Measure H (homelessness), the County or other regional agency could place a sales tax measure on the ballot to increase the sales tax in the City.  That money would go to the County or other regional agency and potentially none of it spent to directly benefit Diamond Bar.  A County sales tax measure could be imposed in Diamond Bar even if a majority of Diamond Bar voters voted against it.

Generally, state law caps sales tax rates at 10.25 percent in the City. The current City rate is 9.5 percent. If Diamond Bar voters were to enact the local 0.75 percent sales tax increase, the local rate would be capped and no further local sales tax increases could be applied to Diamond Bar.

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1. What type of measure is being considered?
2. Why have local revenue trends slowed?
3. How much would the measure generate?
4. How would the funding be used?
5. Can the State or County divert the funds from Diamond Bar?
6. If Diamond Bar voters were to not approve a City sales tax measure, could the sales tax rate in Diamond Bar increase anyway?
7. Would there be accountability/transparency protections in place for this measure?
8. Have other local Cities adopted a sales tax increase?
9. What has the City done to proactively manage costs?