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This page is provided for informational purposes only. The City of Vallejo does not advocate a yes or no vote on Measure G.


What is Measure G?

The Vallejo City Council placed the Vallejo Local Recovery, Emergency Preparedness, and Essential Services Measure G on the November 3, 2020, local ballot. If enacted, Measure G would provide locally-controlled funding to maintain city services. Measure G funding cannot be taken by the State.

What city services does Measure G address?
In recent community outreach, residents identified their top priorities. If enacted, Measure G will:

       • Maintain fire protection and emergency medical response times
       • Keep public spaces healthy, safe, and clean
       • Increase police transparency and accountability
       • Support/retain local businesses and jobs
       • Address homelessness

How will Measure G impact fire protection and emergency response?
Vallejo’s emergency response times have increased and exceeded national standards in recent years. Measure G will help ensure firefighters can respond quickly to medical emergencies, wildfires, and other natural disasters including re-opening a fire station closed since the recession.

Does Measure G help reform local police practices?
Yes. A recent independent review has outlined reforms needed to increase transparency and accountability while maintaining crime prevention and vital emergency response services. Measure G will make it easier to hold officers accountable who have committed misconduct, ensure complaints are thoroughly investigated in a timely manner, require stricter use of body cameras, increase de-escalation training, and enhance community-based engagement and input.

Does Measure G address homelessness?
Yes. Like many cities, Vallejo’s homelessness is a growing concern the City is committed to addressing. The City has secured one-time funding to establish a navigation center to help people experiencing homelessness—including seniors and veterans—get access to services, emergency shelter or temporary housing, and support in getting back on their feet. Measure G will help continue operating the navigation center and compassionately address homelessness while keeping the City healthy, clean, and safe.

How does Measure G support local businesses and jobs?
Measure G will help keep local businesses open and provide support during our economic recovery, including local business assistance and job training and apprentice programs for youth and residents returning to work.

What does Measure G cost?
Measure G is a three-quarter cent sales tax that would generate local funding for Vallejo’s essential services. Measure G is not a tax on your property or home. Measure G is not applied to prescription medicine or food purchased as groceries. Measure G funding cannot be taken by the State.

Is Measure G fiscally accountable?
Measure G is transparent and accountable, including an Independent Citizen Oversight Committee, mandatory independent financial audits, public disclosure of all spending, and updates to the community on expenditures.

When is the election?
Tuesday, November 3, 2020. For the first time, all active registered voters will receive a postage-paid vote-by-mail ballot. To check your registration or get registered to vote, visit solanocounty.com/depts/rov/

Where can I get more information about Measure G?
The City will continue to keep the community informed about Measure G and updated voting information. You can also find additional Measure G background and voting information in the links below.

Additional Resources
Measure G City Council Resolution
2020 Voter and Election Information