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PUBLIC SAFETY, ROADS, AND ESSENTIAL SERVICES PROTECTION MEASURE

In March 2024, Chino voters will have a choice. The City Council has approved placing a Ballot Measure on the March 5, 2024 ballot so voters in Chino can consider enacting a local sales tax of 1%. If voters approve the Measure, it is expected to generate approximately $28 million each year in dedicated, and locally controlled funds that benefit Chino residents and businesses.

CHINO'S ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

The City is currently projecting a structural deficit averaging $15 million annually over the next five years.  This fiscal year, the City shortfall is $5.7 million, with reserves covering the difference. The City will be facing challenges that may force essential City services and programs to be reduced or eliminated in the coming years if additional sources of revenue for the General Fund are not identified.

Despite the City’s fiscal conservativeness and planning, there is more to be done to continue making Chino the best in the region. The City Council undertook a financially responsible approach to overcoming hurdles in the years during and after the recession and COVID-19, which included reducing the City’s workforce, eliminating programs, and deferring repairs and maintenance.

While Chino has witnessed anticipated revenue growth in its recovery each year, these gains are offset by rising costs associated with services labor, and the impact of increased inflation necessary for delivering essential community services. Operational costs will “crowd out” capital investments and other strategic opportunities.

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REVENUE FROM THE MEASURE WILL STAY IN CHINO

The revenue generated will support the preservation of the City’s existing quality of life services and will allow for the City to begin addressing approximately $260 million in unfunded infrastructure and neighborhood improvement projects that, over time, will become more expensive. Additional revenue from a sales tax measure could fund some of the following projects the City hopes to complete within the next 5 years:

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Public Safety
$9.9 MILLION for a Police substation, Fire station repairs and improvements; and maintaining 911 emergency response times.

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Homeless Intervention & Mental Health Services 
$6.3 MILLION to provide support for individuals and families with children.

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Parks, Recreation, & Community Beautification
$45.8 MILLION for maintenance, lighting and safety improvements; and restroom, ballfield, and court maintenance.

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Local Drinking Water & Improving Flood Control
$120.3 MILLION for improvements to Chino’s drinking water and to purify and reclaim wastewater to help Chino withstand droughts.

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City-Wide Fiber Internet Services 
$3.2 MILLION for community-wide fiber and internet services.

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Streets & Sidewalks
$38 MILLION for repairs, construction, and safety improvements to enhance traffic flow.

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Every dollar raised by the Measure will be used in Chino on local services and infrastructure. The City will include strict accountability and public oversight of the measure to verify that the funds are spent efficiently, effectively, and as promised. 

BREAKDOWN OF YOUR CURRENT SALES TAX

Tax Breakdown of $1 Purchase with Current 7.75% Rate

Pie Graph Percentages

City of Chino - 1¢
San Bernardino County - .75¢
State of California - 6¢

SALES TAX RATES IN NEIGHBORING CITIES

  • Ontario 8.75%
  • Corona 8.75%
  • Redlands 8.75%
  • San Bernardino 8.75%
  • Montclair 9.0%
  • Claremont 9.5%
  • Riverside 8.75%
  • Murrieta 8.75%
  • Pomona 10.25%

LOCAL REVENUE

Currently, Chino's local sales tax is 7.75%, but the City only receives a small portion of the sales tax revenue generated.


Measure Chart - State $213.2 M, SB County $26.7M, Chino $35.5MThis year, Chino generated $275.4 million in sales tax revenue.

Measure Chart 2 - Measure Chart - State $213.2 M, SB County $26.7M, Chino $63.5MAdditional local revenue with 8.75% tax rate.

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  • Attend a Presentation
    • January 8, 2024, Chino Police Station (5450 Guardian Way), 6:00 p.m.
    • January 30, 2024, Preserve Community Center (15800 Main St) , 6:00 p.m
  • Stop by “City Hall on the Move”
    • January 6, 2024, Stater Bros. (6989 Schaefer Ave), 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • January 13, 2024, Albertsons (12013 Central Ave), 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. 
    • January 20, 2024, Stater Bros. (4721 Riverside Dr), 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m..

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We are actively engaging with our community members to discuss this Measure and its potential effects on City services, should it receive voter approval. We encourage you to regularly visit this page for updated information.

If you have any questions about the initiatives we are undertaking to ensure the future prosperity of Chino, or if you are interested in scheduling a presentation for your organization, please don’t hesitate to reach out by calling (909) 334-3290 (please note, City Hall will be closed in observance of the holidays from December 22, 2023 through January 2, 2024), or alternatively, use the form provided below for your convenience!

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