It's time for a Safer Stronger Modesto!
YES on X protects 9-1-1 emergency response! Modesto continues to face significant financial challenges resulting from the recession, housing foreclosures and state money grabs. In the last 5 years Modesto has been forced to cut 55 police officers and 33 firefighters — with more cuts anticipated!
YES on X Make neighborhoods safer! YES on X puts more police on the street to address crime, gangs, drugs and youth violence. YES on X improves and expands gang suppression and prevention programs.
YES on X improves quality of life by improving jobs and the local economy! YES on X funds programs to attract new businesses and create jobs, keeping the City moving forward.
YES on X is fiscally accountable! YES on X requires Independent Citizens' Oversight and annual Independent Financial Audits to ensure funds are spent properly and as promised. YES on X is legally required to end in 6 years unless renewed by voters.
Q: Why is it important to support Measure X?
A: Public safety and the local economy are major community concerns. Voting YES on X will give us locally-controlled funding to fight crime, gangs, drugs and youth violence; improve city streets; and expand programs to attract new businesses and create jobs — improving our Quality of Life.
Q: What type of programs will Measure X fund?
A: Measure X will:
Q: Does voting YES on X put more police officers on Modesto streets?
A: Absolutely. Modesto's crime rate is increasing. More money is needed to make our streets safer. YES on X will increase the number of police officers patrolling City streets by 33%.
Q: How does YES on X improve Modesto's economy?
A: Making our streets safer, repairing deteriorating city streets, and funding programs to attract new businesses and create jobs will encourage/support more businesses to locate here, moving Modesto forward.
Q: Does YES on X address gang violence?
A: There are nearly 4,000 known gang members and associates in Stanislaus County, most of whom live in Modesto. YES on X improves and expands gang suppression and prevention programs. YES on X will double the number of officers to fight gangs, drugs, property crime and address quality of life public safety issues. YES on X will also help expand gang awareness and suppression programs in Modesto schools.
Q: Does YES on X address property crime?
A: Unfortunately, Modesto is known as the auto theft capital of California. Residents have a 1 in 5 chance of having their car stolen, and home burglaries are on the rise — yet we don't have enough police officers to send out to take reports. YES on X gives Modesto the funds to investigate and prevent these crimes.
Q: How do I know Measure X money will be spent on these priorities?
A: YES on X includes the toughest fiscal protections and safeguards allowed by law. Fiscal protections include clear Measure X spending priorities, an 11-member Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee, annual Independent Financial Audits and sunsets in six years unless reapproved by voters.
Q: What happens if Measure X does not pass?
A: In the last 5 years Modesto has been forced to cut 55 police officers and 33 firefighters — with more cuts anticipated! Without Measure X, more cuts will be made — impacting our safety. YES on X maintains and improves police protection and 9-1-1 emergency response.
Q: Where do Measure X funds come from?
A: Measure X is a 1-cent local sales tax measure for public safety and other quality of life issues. Measure X does not apply to food purchased as groceries or prescription medications. Visitors to Modesto and out-of-town shoppers pay their fair share increasing the total funding available.
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