THINGS TO KNOW
ABOUT MEASURE PS
The Lynwood voter-approved Measure PS is a one-cent sales tax with a provision to sunset in ten years (2026). The City faces a deadline to extend Measure PS indefinitely as the County of Los Angeles is planning to raise its sales tax to the maximum level allowed by state law. If the County raises the sales tax and Measure PS expires, Lynwood residents would pay the same amount of sales tax. But instead of the dollars going toward Lynwood’s infrastructure, public safety and programs for residents, the money would be dispersed throughout the County.
WHY PS IS IMPORTANT
When Measure PS was passed by Lynwood voters in 2016, it allowed the City to increase repairs and improvements to Lynwood’s streets, sidewalks and alleys, improve public safety staffing and maintain recreation and community service staffing levels to bring more services to residents.