Measure A

On March 5, 2013, the City Council unanimously authorized placing a measure entitled “The Riverside Local Services and Clean Water Measure” (Measure A) on the June 4, 2013 ballot.

Riverside voters have voted three times in the past to amend the City Charter to allow our publicly-owned water utility to transfer a fixed percentage of water fund revenues into the City’s general fund for essential city services.

Measure A simply reaffirms these previous voter actions and maintains current funding for local services, without raising taxes. Essential services supported by Measure A include programs for local drinking water quality, 9-1-1 emergency response/fire protection, police patrols, after-school programs, and senior/disabled services.

If approved by the voters, Measure A will enable the City to continue to fund water programs that increase our local supply of clean drinking water and protect it from contamination, including clean-up efforts to local stormwater that percolates into the ground and eventually ends up as drinking water and is also used for projects to protect endangered species.

Riverside voters will have the opportunity to decide whether to continue this longtime support for essential services, with no increase in taxes, on the local June ballot.

This website provides information about Measure A.

Remember to Vote!

  • Measure A is on the local Riverside ballot
  • Ballots will be mailed to voters on May 6, 2013. Ballot must be returned by June 4, 2013.
  • Ballots can be mailed back or returned in person. Visit the Riverside City Clerk's webpage for information on where you can hand deliver your ballot on June 3rd and 4th.

For more information about voting, please call the Riverside City Clerk at (951) 826-5557 or visit

Official Measure A ballot Question

Riverside Local Services and Clean Water Measure. To maintain general fund services such as 9-1-1 response; police patrols/fire protection; children's after-school and senior/disabled services; and protect supplies of clean drinking water from contamination; shall Section 1204.1 be added to the Charter continuing the annual transfer of funds from the City water utility to the general fund approved by City voters in 1968, with independent audits, funds staying local and no increase in taxes. YES


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