Measure B, a half-cent local sales tax increase to protect Roseville’s essential services on the November 6, 2018 ballot, passed. The vote totals can be found here on the Placer County Elections Office webpage.

With the passage of Measure B, beginning in April 2019, the sales tax rate in Roseville will be 7.75%, still one of the lowest sales tax rates in the region.  The City will begin to receive the additional revenue from Measure B in July 2019.  The estimated annual revenue of $16 million to $19 million generated by Measure B will be factored into the City’s Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget.

In addition to allowing the City to maintain current service levels, there would be limited growth in priority areas. Everything else would remain flat or be partially restored. The City will continue to focus on paying down liabilities and debt to get ready for the next economic cycle as we stabilize the General Fund.

The City Council will hold public budget workshops this spring—as it does every year—in preparation of the FY19-20 budget.  For reference, at its annual Council Goals workshop on September 4, 2018 which marks the beginning of the budget planning process, the Council reviewed input gathered through EngageRoseville as it considered a scenario with no additional sales tax revenues. It also prioritized funding preferences for Measure B revenues.

At the top of the preferred services list are:

  • Establish police Beat 7 on west side with two police officers
  • Restore one police officer to traffic unit
  • Phase in maintenance costs for new citywide parks
  • Phase in more library hours and materials, and hours at Maidu Museum
  • Create a General Fund stabilization fund
  • Maintain adequate industry training and development programs

The entire list of preferred services can be read here.