CL City manager explains Measure S

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The following information was provided by Canyon Lake City Manager Aaron Palmer.

“Measure S, Canyon Lake’s Public Safety and Local Control Continuation Measure, is on our November 6, 2018, ballot.

“If renewed, Measure S would continue the local 3.95 percent utility users tax, with no increase in tax rate. Measure S proceeds will continue to maintain essential services including life safety services, emergency response times, keeping the Canyon Lake fire station open and preventing cuts to firefighters, paramedics and sheriff’s deputies.

“As residents, you know you receive many services from the Property Owners Association. The city is responsible for other essential services including public safety such as emergency response and paramedic services. Measure S would continue funding these services with locally-controlled funding not subject to county or state takeaways.

“If renewed by voters, Measure S revenue will continue to keep city spending transparent with strict fiscal accountability provisions including independent annual audits that ensure funds are spent effectively and efficiently. We will keep the community updated regarding Measure S.”

For more information about Measure S, visit cityofcanyonlake.org/measure_s or contact Canyon Lake City Hall at 941-244-2955.

City Manager Aaron Palmer was appointed by the city council to serve as the administrative head of the city and is responsible for the efficient administration of all departments operating within the city, while providing overall direction to ensure that city policy is adhered to.

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