BREAKING NEWS Lassen County moves into less restrictive COVID-19 tier Full Story
BREAKING NEWS State: Counties can allow nail salons to operate indoors with modifications Full Story
SEVERE WX : Fire Weather Watch View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Town of Paradise Celebrates Success of Measure C

The town of Paradise would like to inform people just what a small sales tax can do to benefit the community in a big way.

Posted: Apr 16, 2018 11:00 AM
Updated: Apr 17, 2018 4:27 PM

UPDATE 4/17/2018 3:06 p.m.

Paradise, Calif.—Tax day is not usually a cause for celebration, but in Paradise Tuesday it defiantly was.

Paradise Measure C is a temporary half percent local sales tax used to fund local services such as police, fire, and animal control.

The measure was approved by voters in 2014, began in 2015 and is scheduled to end in 2021.

The town proposed the measure, because Paradise was struggling financially from the recession.

Measure C has been a success.

So far the town has been able to afford nine new police cars, two new fire engines, and new police body cameras.

This is just to name a few things.

Jody Jones, the Mayor of Paradise said, “It's not usual that a community comes together and agrees to tax themselves. And those taxes go to do so many wonderful things in the community. We just wanted to share that with the residents and the voters and show them where their money went.”

Measure C generates an average of 1.4 million dollars per year for Paradise.

The town hopes to propose that the measure extends for another few years.

_____________________________________________________

Paradise, Calif.—The town of Paradise would like to inform people just what a small sales tax can do to benefit the community in a "big" way.

Over the last several years Measure C has provided the residents and Town of Paradise with critical public safety and infrastructure needs.

The temporary half percent local sales tax measure funds local services such as Police, Fire, and Animal Control.

During the fiscal year 2017/18 Measure C funded 2 Animal Control Officers, a new computer for the Animal Control Supervisor, and training for Animal Control Officers.

Measure C is also paying payments on two new fire engines, purchased three new police vehicles, funding police officer training, and purchased body cameras for officers. These are just a few things that Measure C contributed in the Town of Paradise in the fiscal year 2017/18.

On Tuesday April 17th, Tax Day, the public is invited to celebrate the success of Measure C at an event at Paradise Community Park at the intersectino of Pearson and Black Olive.

Black Olive Drive will be closed between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. from Pearson Road to Cedar.

Many of the items purchased by Measure C, police vehicles, fire engines, and equipment will be on display.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 790096

Reported Deaths: 15056
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2614466366
Riverside574191162
San Bernardino52649908
Orange522011128
San Diego44925760
Kern31509354
Fresno27769355
Sacramento21628383
Alameda20641374
Santa Clara20511297
San Joaquin19841415
Stanislaus16351337
Contra Costa15958201
Tulare15599256
Ventura12406143
Imperial11583314
San Francisco1080799
San Mateo9598143
Monterey955067
Santa Barbara8880110
Merced8750134
Kings743077
Sonoma7112114
Marin6591112
Solano617555
Madera439162
Placer348841
San Luis Obispo339327
Butte276435
Yolo275454
Santa Cruz22188
Sutter164210
Napa162613
San Benito131011
Yuba11187
El Dorado10734
Mendocino85118
Lassen7350
Shasta70914
Glenn5503
Nevada5116
Colusa5106
Tehama5094
Lake49210
Humboldt4856
Calaveras31114
Amador28616
Tuolumne2214
Inyo18714
Mono1652
Siskiyou1610
Del Norte1361
Mariposa752
Plumas490
Modoc240
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 84°
Oroville
Clear
87° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 87°
Paradise
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 84°
Chester
Clear
80° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 80°
Red Bluff
Clear
85° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 85°
Willows
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 84°
Air quality is looking a bit better this morning, and we'll be staying warm for your first afternoon of the fall season. We'll be a little cooler and have a chance for some showers on Thursday. Dry and hotter conditions return for your weekend.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events