Measure S Quick Facts

Measure S SignResolution establishing the Measure S Oversight Committee

Measure S was approved by 82% of voters in November, 2018 as a continuation of Measure P. It authorized a 1% local district tax (sales and use tax) to be used “to address significant deferred maintenance by fixing streets, sidewalks, and potholes; improve related access and safety for senior citizens, disabled residents, and others; and repair its 100-year-old storm drain system to protect our beaches/Monterey Bay.”

Measure P was approved by 74% of voters in November, 2014, and expired in March 2019.

When should it be collected?

The tax is effective from April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2027.

What is the total tax rate in the City of Monterey?
  • The California base sales and use tax rate is 7.25%
  • Measure S enacted a 1% sales tax
  • Monterey-Salinas Transit’s .125% district tax – for information about this tax, please contact MST directly
  • Measure X enacted a .375% Transportation Safety and Investment Plan sales tax  – for information about this tax, please contact TAMC directly
  • Effective April 1, 2017, City of Monterey total tax rate is 8.75%
Where can I get more information?
  • The California Board of Equalization has information on collecting and remitting sales and use taxes, including current tax rates on its website at
  • For information on who is responsible for collecting district taxes and the difference between State sales tax and district taxes, see BOE Publication 44 at
  • The City of Monterey's Fixing Streets web page has much more information on the construction. Find it at

Committee Members

Lauren Lai
Finance Director
Voice: (831) 646-3940

Steve Wittry
Public Works Director
Voice: (831) 646-3448