Measure A: Local Eastvale Service Needs & The State-Mandated Gann Limit

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The Fiscal Situation

The City of Eastvale is committed to our local residents and is working hard to continue to be self-reliant and forward thinking — providing our community with the services they want and deserve.

Even in this challenging time, our prudent budgeting and community-centered city vision has allowed the city to weather the current financial impacts of COVID, attract new local businesses and expand local grocery, dining, and destination retail options to the City, providing the services our residents want and deserve, adding local jobs, and providing fiscal stability and sustainability during COVID times.

Recent community engagement efforts and surveys show that our residents value the following priorities:

  • Providing fire protection, emergency medical, and law enforcement services
  • Maintaining City streets and roads and addressing traffic
  • Maintaining parks and community recreation areas
  • Promoting additional economic development

Because of the city’s prudent and fiscally responsible budgeting, our work to demand restoration of state takeaways of local funds, and revenue generated by businesses who have come to Eastvale, our community continues to be financially sound.

The Gann Limit

Local government tax revenues are subject to a State-mandated budget appropriations limit, called the Gann Limit. After incorporation, the City’s Gann Limit was established based on a formula set in State law. The Gann Limit is adjusted annually pursuant to a State mandated formula to account for changes in population and inflation.

The City of Eastvale has only been incorporated since 2010. Despite key challenges including millions of dollars in State financial takeaways from Eastvale, the City has managed its budgets responsibly, and recruited businesses such Costco, Sprouts, 99 Ranch, and Staybridge Suites—all of which generate revenue for the City to address priorities such as law enforcement, fire protection, and street and road repair.

The City’s existing tax revenues are close to reaching the City’s Gann Limit. The City projects that in the next fiscal year is existing tax revenues will exceed the current Gann Limit. Going forward, the City will not be able to budget all of its existing tax revenues to maintain and expand services to residents without voter approval to adjust the state-mandated Gann Limit.

Measure A on March 2, 2021 Special Election Ballot

On November 18, the Eastvale City Council unanimously place Measure A, the ‘City of Eastvale No-Tax Increase Gann Limit Measure’ on a March 2, 2021 special election Ballot. If approved by Eastvale voters, Measure A would adjust the Gann Limit for four years. The Gann Limit would be adjusted to $33,000,000 with annual adjustments for changes in population and inflation.

Measure A does NOT increase taxes, nor does it impose a new tax. It simply adjusts the state-mandated “Gann Limit” to allow Eastvale to appropriate in the City’s budget already-existing tax revenues to provide the services our community relies on.

Check out some FAQ's here
County of Riverside Registrar of Voters
City of Eastvale Elections Page

The Fiscal Situation

The City of Eastvale is committed to our local residents and is working hard to continue to be self-reliant and forward thinking — providing our community with the services they want and deserve.

Even in this challenging time, our prudent budgeting and community-centered city vision has allowed the city to weather the current financial impacts of COVID, attract new local businesses and expand local grocery, dining, and destination retail options to the City, providing the services our residents want and deserve, adding local jobs, and providing fiscal stability and sustainability during COVID times.

Recent community engagement efforts and surveys show that our residents value the following priorities:

  • Providing fire protection, emergency medical, and law enforcement services
  • Maintaining City streets and roads and addressing traffic
  • Maintaining parks and community recreation areas
  • Promoting additional economic development

Because of the city’s prudent and fiscally responsible budgeting, our work to demand restoration of state takeaways of local funds, and revenue generated by businesses who have come to Eastvale, our community continues to be financially sound.

The Gann Limit

Local government tax revenues are subject to a State-mandated budget appropriations limit, called the Gann Limit. After incorporation, the City’s Gann Limit was established based on a formula set in State law. The Gann Limit is adjusted annually pursuant to a State mandated formula to account for changes in population and inflation.

The City of Eastvale has only been incorporated since 2010. Despite key challenges including millions of dollars in State financial takeaways from Eastvale, the City has managed its budgets responsibly, and recruited businesses such Costco, Sprouts, 99 Ranch, and Staybridge Suites—all of which generate revenue for the City to address priorities such as law enforcement, fire protection, and street and road repair.

The City’s existing tax revenues are close to reaching the City’s Gann Limit. The City projects that in the next fiscal year is existing tax revenues will exceed the current Gann Limit. Going forward, the City will not be able to budget all of its existing tax revenues to maintain and expand services to residents without voter approval to adjust the state-mandated Gann Limit.

Measure A on March 2, 2021 Special Election Ballot

On November 18, the Eastvale City Council unanimously place Measure A, the ‘City of Eastvale No-Tax Increase Gann Limit Measure’ on a March 2, 2021 special election Ballot. If approved by Eastvale voters, Measure A would adjust the Gann Limit for four years. The Gann Limit would be adjusted to $33,000,000 with annual adjustments for changes in population and inflation.

Measure A does NOT increase taxes, nor does it impose a new tax. It simply adjusts the state-mandated “Gann Limit” to allow Eastvale to appropriate in the City’s budget already-existing tax revenues to provide the services our community relies on.

Check out some FAQ's here
County of Riverside Registrar of Voters
City of Eastvale Elections Page

Page last updated: 29 December 2020, 09:25