Measure X was a ballot intiative on the November 2018 ballot that raised Oceanside's sales tax 1/2 cent for a period for seven years, beginning on April 1, 2019. Measure X passed on November 6, 2018, with 55.7% of Oceanside's vote. Starting April 1, 2019, the sales tax rate in Oceanside is 8.25%.
Measure X revenue is used solely to enhance public safety, improve road conditions, bolster the City's infrastructure, and aid in homelessness. The expenditures are reviewed by a Citizen Oversight Committee, which makes recommendations to the City Council.
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There is a Special Meeting of the Citizen's Oversight Committee on Monday, September 26, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. The next meeting after the Special Meeting is December 15, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. Agendas are posted at least 72 hours in advance.
The City Council approved the establishment of the Citizens Oversight Committee, Ordinance, and Spending Pledge on November 28, 2018. Staff Report Citizens Oversight Committee members were appointed by the City Council on February 6, 2019.