What are some of the financial challenges facing Grover Beach?

The proposed budget for FY 2020-21 reflects $800,000 in decreased revenue due to COVID-19: approximately 6% of General Fund revenues. In response to this challenge, the City took action to ensure the City’s financial position, including: starting a hiring review before filling vacant positions, reducing nonessential costs and freezing travel expenses, delaying one-time infrastructure improvements, and putting other items on hold.

While the City’s finances are currently stable for FY 2020-21 with a balanced budget, there are significant long-term challenges to address. We have not yet seen the full economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are also trying to address unfunded needs, including: major street repair projects and sidewalk improvements, business support and assistance, and fire, emergency medical and neighborhood policing services.

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1. Why is Measure F-20 on the November 2020 ballot?
2. What are some of the financial challenges facing Grover Beach?
3. What may happen if Measure F-20 doesn’t pass?
4. How will Measure F-20 appear on the November 2020 ballot?
5. Is Measure F-20 a general tax or a special tax?
6. How will Measure F-20 impact me?
7. Will there be any safeguards in place to ensure Measure F-20 revenues are appropriately spent?
8. How is the revenue estimate calculated?
9. Is Measure F-20 intended to address budget shortfalls related to fiscal impacts of COVID-19?
10. Why does the City need additional funding for street repairs? Doesn't Measure K-14 cover these projects?
11. What would Measure F-20 funds address that our cannabis tax does not?
12. Can’t property tax revenues cover unmet community needs?
13. What are transient occupancy tax (TOT) revenues being used for?
14. What could Measure F-20 help fund?
15. How is the City informing the Grover Beach community about Measure F-20?