Currently, the City has a one-quarter percent (¼%) retail transactions and use (sales) tax, that generates approximately $9 million annually. The current tax expires on March 31, 2022. If Measure S is approved by a majority of San Bernardino voters, this measure would authorize an increase of the retail transactions and use (sales) tax from one-quarter percent (¼%) to one percent (1%) within the City of San Bernardino. A 1% rate equates to $1 per $100 purchased.
Measure S is estimated to generate approximately $40,000,000 in annual local funding for general City services. These services include public safety; street, park, and library maintenance; and, youth, senior, and homeless services programs. This tax would be a “general tax,” meaning that revenues raised from the tax would go into the City’s general fund to pay for any lawful City program, improvement, or service. All revenues raised by the tax would remain in the City and not be shared with the State, County, or any other agency.
Source: City Attorney's Impartial Analysis of Measure S