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Duarte Measure D Revenue Supports City Services During Pandemic

Thanks to Duarte voters approving Measure D in 2020, the Duarte Public Safety/Essential Services Sales Tax, the City has been able to generate funds to reinvest in our community.

“Just as the coronavirus was beginning, Duarte residents approved Measure D in the March 3, 2020 special election,” Mayor Pro Tem Margaret Finlay stated. “Their choice has generated revenue paramount to the City’s ability to maintain our level of services during this unprecedented time, which I recognize is filled with economic hardship throughout the nation, and no less, right here in Duarte. I want to thank all of our residents for their contributions. The City’s ability to creatively serve you despite the limits of the pandemic could not have been possible without your support.”

Effective since July 2020, Measure D generated $1.1 million in its first six months to maintain City services and programs, such as:

  • Critical public safety services, such as neighborhood sheriff's patrols and crime suppression/investigation
  • Emergency response, including City efforts to control the Ranch2, Dam and Bobcat fires of Summer 2020
  • Maintaining streets, roads and repairing potholes before they become dangerous and costly to fix
  • Keeping parks, trails, sports fields and facilities in good condition
  • Preserving youth and senior services, including additional resources needed to modify these services in light of COVID-19

“Measure D revenue has positioned the City to provide residents with critical services despite the economic setbacks we’re facing as a result of the pandemic,” said Duarte City Manager Dan Jordan. “Measure D revenue has proven more needed than we could have ever predicted.”