Measure J dollars increase
The Placerville City Council received a cheering report on the progress of Measure J at the Feb. 11 meeting. According to the report by Placerville City Finance Director Dave Warren, the quarter cent add-on sales tax revenues of the last half of 2013 increased by almost $30,000 from the same period in 2012.
Measure J was approved by Placerville voters in 1998. The revenues are used for peace officer safety services and partially fund the salaries of 17 full-time officer positions, the Canine Officer stipend and veterinary costs.
For the reporting period of July 1, 2013-Dec.31, 2013, Measure J operating expenditures were $97,000 less than the operating revenues, as well. The surplus is due to the growth in Measure J funds, a $5,000 K-9 grant, and cost savings from two vacant police officer positions...
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