What specific city services could this locally controlled measure support?

Funding from a potential measure would support essential city services, such as:

  • Providing disaster and health emergency preparedness – Paramedics, Fire Department, Emergency Operations Center response to emergencies. General elements of emergency preparedness include, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.   
  • Maintaining 911 emergency response times – ensuring quick response times to 911 calls from the time the call hits the Dispatch Center to the time it takes to arrive to the scene.
  • Repairing potholes and enhancing city streets – ensuring that streets are paved and there are no hazardous potholes inhibiting vehicles from travelling on San Rafael streets.
  • Maintaining city parks and playgrounds – ensuring City parks and playgrounds are in usable condition, the fields are being maintained frequently, and remain safe for the community.
  • Maintaining services and programs for youth, families and seniors – ensuring our community has access to libraries,  recreational programs, and other community facilities.
  • Maintaining crime prevention programs and services – this refers to more community-based efforts, such as, Camp Kuga (formerly known as Camp Chance) to help at-risk youth create better opportunities, neighborhood watch, etc. Visit SRPD’s website for more information on these programs.
  • Maintaining local services to help address homelessness – these are initiatives to help low-income families and those in need of housing. Please visit the City’s Housing and Homelessness website for more information and resources.
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