Measure H goes into effect October 1, 2017
Measure H, a sales tax measure to fund homeless services and prevention, was on the ballot for Los Angeles County voters, on March 7, 2017 and was approved by the required two-thirds super majority.
The result is a 0.25% increase in the sales tax rate in Los Angeles County effective October 1st. This will bring the rate in unincorporated Los Angeles County and incorporated cities lacking a district tax to 9.5%.
Some cities in the county, however, will not increase because they are already at the maximum combined district rate of 10.25%. Those cities are:
- Long Beach
- Pico Rivera
- Santa Monica
- South Gate
In the event that a local tax in the above named cities should expire, then the Measure H rate will kick in immediately.
Measure H is set to expire in ten years on September 30, 2027.