November 3, 2009 Municipal Election
Salinas Safe Neighborhoods/Essential Services Measure
On July 21st, 2009 the Salinas City Council voted unanimously to declare a State of Emergency because of a recognized threat to public health, safety, and welfare in the City.
The City has determined, among other findings, that if staff and service levels are not at least partially restored, public safety standards will degrade, crime and violence will increase, the City’s children will not have adequate and safe educational and recreational opportunities, and the health safety and welfare of residents will be endangered.
Consequently, the City Council unanimously voted to place the following Measure on the November 2009 ballot.
“Salinas Safe Neighborhoods/Essential Services Measure.
To protect residents by increasing youth gang/violence prevention; after-school recreation/mentoring; expanding job training; hiring more police to patrol neighborhoods/schools; retaining firefighters/paramedics; establishing community policing; prostitution prevention; crime fighting technology; and protecting essential services, shall Salinas transactions and use (otherwise known as sales) tax be increased one cent, requiring independent audits, public expenditure reports, with all funds spent just for Salinas, no funds for Sacramento?”
- Police Chief’s 90-day Report to the Community (pdf, 887 kb)
For more information on Measure K, please visit our News & Announcements page.
- Calendar (pdf, 25 kb)
- Resolution 19704 (pdf, 1.41 MB)
- Impartial Analysis (pdf, 54 kb)
- Measure K ballot pamphlet in Spanish (pdf, 166 kb)
- Primary Argument in Favor of Measure K (pdf, 95 kb)
- Rebuttal Argument in Favor of Measure K (pdf, 76 kb)
- Primary Argument Against Measure K (pdf, 100 kb)
- Rebuttal Argument by Proponents of Measure K (pdf, 122 kb)
- No on K Campaign Report (pdf, 298 kb)
- Yes on K Campaign Report (pdf, 457 kb)
- Spending Plan - English (pdf, 97 kb) Spanish (pdf, 78 kb)
- Nota en Español (pdf, 53 kb)