Financial Services Director recommends City Council adopt Resolution No. 3908 to continue an existing ad valorem pension property tax at a rate of $0.0720 per $100 of assessed property value for the purpose of raising revenue to fund the City’s obligation to the pension and retirement fund for the City’s public safety employees. The property tax will be continued at the same rate that was imposed in the 1982-83 fiscal year as permitted by Revenue and Taxation Code Section 96.31(a)(4).
The ad valorem pension property tax is provided through the State of California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 96.31, paragraph, (a) (4) which reads as follows:
“For the 1985-86 fiscal year and for each fiscal year thereafter, a jurisdiction shall not impose a property tax rate pursuant to subdivision (a) of section 93, unless it is imposed for one of more of the following purposes (4) to make payments in support of pension programs approved by the voters before July 1, 1978, provided that the local agency imposed the property tax rate in the 1982-83 fiscal year.”
V. FISCAL IMPACT:
For Fiscal Year 2019, revenue received was $400,918 and retirement program costs were $306,923. This property tax funded an estimated 1.31% of retirement program costs for public safety employees appropriated from the general fund for Fiscal Year 2019.