Measure E: Fortuna residents weigh in on ways they want funds spent

FORTUNA, CA. – Tuesday evening Friendly City residents spoke up as to how they would like to see Fortuna’s Measure E tax funds spent.

Measure E is a three quarters cent sales tax approved by Fortuna voters in 2016.

The tax is pojected to generate about 1.2 million dollars per year, to go towards police officers, repairing streets, marinating parks, and creating programs for youth and seniors.

So far, Measure E is credited for funding a police detective, a k-9 unit, park security upgrades, ball field lights and more.

On Tuesday, more ideas in this realm were brought to the table, to be explored as priorities for the upcoming fiscal year.

“We really want to hear from the community,” said Fortuna City Manager, Mark Wheetley, “Measure E was overwhelmingly supported. It was seen as a priority for public safety, Public Works, and Parks and Rec, with a focus on youth and seniors in our community. Here is a chance for the public to bring forward ideas on what they would like to see supported by the city.”

The Measure E Oversight Committee will compile recommendations for council, which will be presented at a meeting on March 20th at 5:30 in Fortuna City Hall.