Chula Vista half-cent sales tax increase takes effect

Posted at 6:29 AM, Oct 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-01 09:29:00-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - The sales tax in San Diego County’s second-largest city is going up starting Monday.

Chula Vista’s sales tax rate is now at 8.75 percent, the highest rate in the county. The half-cent increase, known as Measure A, was approved by voters in June.

According to city officials, the new rate will help generate about $17 million per year to help hire additional police officers and firefighters.

City officials said money generated by the tax will "provide faster responses to 911 emergency calls, increase neighborhood police patrols including gang and drug-related crimes, address homelessness, and improve firefighter, paramedic and emergency medical response times."