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History of Measure M

In November of 2012, Vacaville voters approved Measure M, which was a ¼ cent transactions tax to maintain essential public services during the Great Recession. The proceeds of Measure M were focused on returning the City’s General Fund Reserve to a safe level as determined by the Fund Reserve Council Policy and in maintaining essential services that would otherwise be cut or eliminated. This version of Measure M was assessed and collected beginning on April 1, 2013, expired March 31, 2018.

A 20-year extension of Measure M, increasing from 1/4 cent to 3/4 cent was approved by voters in November 2016 and began in April 2018.

The measure is a General Tax used for general municipal purposes such as:

  • Police and Fire protection
  • Gang suppression
  • Ambulance service
  • Street repair
  • Park maintenance
  • Recreation programs
  • Public parks
  • Sports fields
  • Roadway improvements
  • McBride Senior Center
  • Walter V. Graham Aquatics Center
  • Ulatis Community Center
  • Vacaville Performing Arts Theater
  • Other services and facilities for Vacaville residents.


Staff Report - Measure M Expenditures - May 8, 2018 

As revenues come into the City, their expenditure must be approved by the Vacaville City Council. Most of these approvals are done during the budgeting process. Others can be made with budget adjustments throughout the year. This presentation covers a list of Measure M priority projects. 

Measure M Staff Report video - May 8, 2018



Staff Report - Measure M - July 12, 2016 City Council Meeting and PowerPoint presentation

The extension of and increase to Measure M was approved by the voters on November 8, 2016 and goes into effect in April 2018. This version of Measure M will expire in 20 years. 


Staff Report - Measure M - June 28, 2016 City Council Meeting and PowerPoint presentation

At the June 28, 2016, City Council meeting, the Council directed staff to prepare an ordinance to renew and modify the transactions and use tax, commonly referred to as Measure M, for placement on the November 8, 2016 ballot. This report discusses Measure M’s background and the process for renewing and extending the ordinance.


Measure M-City Council Meeting - June 11, 2019 PowerPoint presentation

The 2019/2020 budget for Measure M has been approved by City Council at the June 25th Council meeting. The power point presentation lists the status of current projects, new projects for 2019/2020, and the current five- year forecast


 Check our latest Measure M Project! The Centennial Dog Park is open!


Centennial Dog Park Leash Cutting Video