NO ON MEASURE N
WISPPA recommends a No on Measure N which would repeal the Users Utility Tax (UUT)
Members of WISPPA voted at the September 8th meeting to oppose Measure N because passage would mean drastic cuts to many services in our city (see below). These cuts will radically alter the quality of life that residents of South Pasadena cherish.
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No On Measure N website (South Pasadena Public Services Committee 2018)
CUTS TO BE MADE PER THE CITY MANGER'S REPORT SHOULD MEASURE N PASS
- Three full time Firefighter/ Paramedics to be laid off. This will reduce the number of firefighters assigned per truck from 4 to only 3.
- School Resource Officer position to be eliminated.
- Street and sidewalk repair budget to be reduced by $1,260,000.
- School Crossing Guards to be eliminated.
- Elimination of an SPPD Captain Position and regional Air Support Contract cancelled.
- Crime prevention programs and women’s self-defense course eliminated.
- Three full time SPPD (POLICE) employees and six cadets to be laid off.
- Tree planting eliminated and trimming reduced to every 6-7 years.
- Park maintenance including mowing and trash removal cut to only every two weeks.
- Landscape and Lighting Maintenance District work no longer supplemented by City funds.
- Community Services Department to be dissolved except for Dial-a-Ride and Senior lunches.
- Summer Camp and Teen Center programs to be eliminated.
- Concerts in the Park and Movie nights to be discontinued.
- Five full time and thirty seven part time City employees to be laid off.
- Public Library reduced from open 57 hours to 37 hours per week including being closed Sunday and Monday.
- Children’s Reading Programs, Author nights and movie screenings at Library to be eliminated.
- Library Capital improvements and technology programs to be unfunded.
- Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training to be dramatically reduced or eliminated.
- Three full time Library employees to be laid off and part time staff drastically reduced.
- Public Art budget to be eliminated.