Almost everything you need to know about Prop 172


What is Proposition 172?

Prop 172 was a one-half percent sales tax approved by California voters on November 2, 1993, 57.7% to 42.2%.

Who is eligible to receive funds from Prop 172?

All revenues from the additional one-half percent sales tax can be used only for local public safety activities, to include police and sheriffs' departments, fire protection, county district attorneys, county probation, and county jail operations.

Are Fire Protection Districts eligible to receive money?

Yes, Fire Districts are eligible for Prop 172 funds as outlined in an opinion given by the Californa State Attorney General on January 30, 2004. OAG Opinion 03-804