Updated September 19, 2016
On July 19th, the Fountain Valley City Council voted to place the Measure HH - Fountain Valley 911 Response/Police-Fire/Essential City Services Measure on the November 2016 ballot. If enacted by voters, Measure HH would provide our City with funding to maintain vital community services such as police and fire, including keeping both of the current Fountain Valley fire stations open.
The State of California has taken approximately $100,000,000 of Fountain Valley’s money—causing reductions to the services our residents rely on. We all know that adequate police and fire fighter staffing are necessary to prevent crime and save lives. Consider the following:
- 911 emergency services calls have increased 27% over the last four years
- The City of Fountain Valley only has two fire stations and unless additional funding is identified, Fire Station number 2 will have to be closed
One of the key objectives of Measure HH - Fountain Valley 911 Response/Police-Fire/Essential City Services Measure, is to provide a reliable source of locally-controlled funding that can’t be taken by Sacramento, to help maintain and increase our neighborhood patrols, restore the number of firefighters to adequate staffing levels, and improve 9-1-1 emergency response times to every neighborhood in Fountain Valley.
Measure HH is a temporary local 1 cent sales tax -- not a tax on your home or property. Sales tax is also not applied to prescription medication or food purchased as groceries. And out-of-town visitors who come to our City will also be sharing the cost to address the following community and public safety priorities:
- Maintain 911 emergency response, neighborhood patrols and special crime suppression units that fight gangs and drugs
- Keep both Fountain Valley fire stations open
- Provide up-to-date mission critical safety equipment, communication devices, and other response apparatus
- Maintain police cadet recruitment and training programs, and front desk service
- Maintain school crossing guards/school resource officers
- Upgrade 911 emergency communication radios and equipment
In addition to Measure HH, several other issues such as State Propositions, legislative and City Council elections will also appear on your November 8th ballot. For official information about the Fountain Valley’s Measure HH, visit www.fountainvalley.org. For information about how to vote, contact the Fountain Valley City Clerk’s Office at 714-593-4445 or the Orange County Registrar of Voters at www.ocvote.com. Thank you, and we will continue to keep the community informed through the Fall.
Bob Hall Daniel Llorens Tony Coppolino
City Manager Police Chief Fire Chief