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Local Funding

A vibrant community nestled in San Diego County, the City of Lemon Grove offers small-town charm with a zest for life. Lemon Grove takes pride in our safe, family-friendly community and we’re planning ahead to ensure we protect it for future generations.

The City of Lemon Grove maintains 70 miles of streets, 25 miles of storm drains and 14 acres of community parks and playfields. Aging streets, sidewalks and 50-year-old underground storm drain pipes that carry rainwater are starting to fail, creating sinkholes and flooding that can damage streets and property. Needed repairs are currently estimated at $171 million. The longer we wait to fix this problem, the more expensive it will become.


Proposed Local Funding Measure:

Lemon Grove’s City Council is considering a ballot measure to add a one-cent sales tax, providing $5.9 million annually, for these repairs and other essential City services, including:

  • Fix potholes and maintain streets
  • Repair aging infrastructure, including storm drains, bridges, sidewalks, curbs and public facilities
  • Keep local parks, sports fields, playgrounds, and community facilities safe, clean and well-maintained
  • Keep trash and pollution out of our local creeks and waterways
  • Improve roads, intersections, bike lanes, and signals to improve traffic safety and reduce congestion
  • Provide fire protection and paramedic services, and quick response to 9-1-1 emergencies
  • Help address homelessness

Local Accountability & Control of Any Potential New Sales Tax Revenue:

Any local funding measure could include fiscal accountability requirements, including:

  • A clear system of accountability, including citizen oversight, independent audits and public disclosure of how all funds are spent.
  • Every dime raised by the measure will be reinvested back into Lemon Grove to fund essential services.
  • By law, the money can’t be taken away by the State or County.

We Want to Hear From You!

We welcome your feedback and questions. To provide your input, please fill out our survey by clicking the link below.

Contact Us

Lemon Grove City Hall
3232 Main Street
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
(619) 825-3800

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