The City of La Palma provides an excellent quality of life for our residents. We take pride in being a vibrant City with low crime rates, safe neighborhoods, good schools, and a strong sense of community.
Keeping our City clean, safe, and well-maintained is our top priority. While the City has been able to remain fiscally stable during the COVID-19 pandemic, costs for community services continue to increase while City revenue resources have remained flat.
Currently, tourists arrive each day in La Palma to access the attractions Southern California has to offer, including theme parks, beaches, and parks. These tourists increase traffic and demand for City services and resources, including parks, community facilities, sidewalks, and our local police.
Transient Occupancy Taxes (TOT), or "hotel bed" taxes, are paid only by visitors staying in hotels and short-term lodging establishments within La Palma and help fund local services. The TOT is not paid by any hotel operator, but solely by the guests staying at the hotels or short-term lodging establishments in La Palma.
Increasing La Palma's TOT rate from 8% to 12% would cost visitors approximately an additional $6.00 on a $150 a night stay in a hotel in La Palma.
Measure P would require fiscal accountability protections, including: