Measure X - Sales Tax


Information on Sales Tax Measure X

A Public Safety and Essential City Services Measure


The City Council reviewed the Measure X Spending Plan in the Budget Workshop on April 17, 2019, and approved the Spending Plan as part of the Fiscal Year 2019/20 Budget on June 6, 2019.  Measure X Spending Plan Year 1.

The most recent meeting of the Measure X Citizens Oversight Committee was on December 19, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, located at 300 N. Coast Highway, 2nd Floor, North Building.  Agenda

The next meeting of the Citizens Oversight Committee is March 12, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.  Calendar


History of Measure X

The City conducted a Revenue Measure Feasibility Study Summary Report in November, 2017.

The City Council voted on June 6, 2018, to place a measure on the November 6, 2018, ballot.  Staff Report

The Registrar of Voters assigned the Measure letter X.  Measure X would raise the sales tax in the City of Oceanside by 1/2 percent for a period of seven years.  

Measure X passed on November 6, 2018 by 55.7% of voters.  Starting April 1, 2019, the sales tax rate in Oceanside is 8.25%.

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.   

The Citizens Oversight Committee (COC)  is comprised of seven voting members.  All COC members are City of Oceanside residents, eligible to vote, and have demonstrated expertise in accounting, finance, engineering, construction, or municipal government.  Current City employees and current elected/appointed officials are not eligible for membership.  [City Code section 34.6.16.D.]

In addition to the qualifications above, and in order to provide for broad representation, the COC includes:

1.  One member recommended by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce or active in the business community.

2.  One member recommended by the San Diego County Taxpayers Association.

3.  Two members recommended by the City of Oceanside's Public Safety Associations.

4.  Two members qualified in one of the following fields:  accounting, finance, engineering, construction, municipal government.

5.  One member who is active in the Oceanside community at large.

Applications were due January 9, 2019, and were filed with the City Clerk's Office and will be active for one year.

Terms for the COC are four years, with a maximum tenure of two four-year terms.   The COC will meet as often as necessary to accomplish their goals.  All meeting dates and agendas can be found on the Committee web page.


Bylaws of the Measure X Citizens Oversight Committee

Responsible Spending Pledge

Measure X Spending Plan Year 1