Information on Measure HH, Essential City Services

Measure HH Update, Feb. 21, 2018

Dear Neighbor,

The Measure HH – Essential City Services Oversight Advisory Committee (“Oversight Committee”) was established by the City Council on April 4, 2017 after passage of Measure HH on the November 8, 2016 ballot. The Oversight Committee is responsible for producing a report that records the results of its review, at a policy level, the City’s annual audited financial statements, mid-year budget report and proposed annual General Fund operating budget in regards to the receipt and expenditure of Measure HH revenues in relation to the City’s adopted “Responsible Spending Pledge.”

The Oversight Committee conducted five meetings between August 3, 2017 and February 8, 2018 and has reviewed and discussed the 2016-17 Measure HH Revenues and Expenditures, 2017-18 Adopted Budget and Projected Revenues and Expenditures and the Twenty (20) Year Financial Plan.

On January 11, 2018 the Oversight Committee received the auditor’s report on Measure HH Revenues and Expenditures for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2017, which was completed by White Nelson Diehl Evans, an independent auditing firm. The auditor’s report reflected three months of revenue in the amount of $2,525,908 associated with Measure HH, which became effective April 1, 2017. $778,588 was expended to maintain Public Safety, Senior and Youth Programs during the Fiscal Year 2016-17. The balance of $1,747,320 was deposited into the City’s Budget Stabilization Reserves.

On February 20, 2018 the Oversight Committee issued its report (see link below) to the City Council which concluded that the audited revenue and expenses for the year ended June 30, 2017 and budgeted revenue and expenses for fiscal year 2017-18 are consistent with the intent of the Measure HH ballot measure.

We thank the community for your ongoing support in keeping the City “A Nice Place to Live”. If you have any questions regarding Measure HH – Essential City Services, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (714) 593-4410 or the Finance Department at (714) 593-4501.


Jason Al-Imam
Finance Director