How is the sales tax spent in the City?

Sales tax revenue is deposited into the City’s General Fund, which is the main account for basic city services, such as public safety, public infrastructure improvements and maintenance and general operating city services.  The General Fund is 45% allocated to the police department and safety services.

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1. What is Measure Z?
2. What would the new funds be used for?
3. What happens if the tax doesn't pass?
4. What items are charged sales tax?
5. Who pays sales tax?
6. How much will this cost families on average each year?
7. How is the sales tax spent in the City?
8. What is the sales tax rate? Who gets it?
9. If the sales tax does not pass, could others get the tax instead of Scotts Valley?
10. How else will the City address the need for more revenue?
11. How does the loss of Kmart and businesses like Scotts Valley Sprinklers hurt our needed revenue?