The City of La Palma has been working in close partnership with local community members to proactively examine the budget and develop a plan to provide financial stability without impacting City services. That is why the City placed a local funding measure on the November 2022 ballot.
This measure would increase the existing transient occupancy tax (TOT), also known as a hotel tax, by 4%. This increase would be comparable with neighboring communities, and would not raise taxes for La Palma residents — it applies only to overnight hotel and short-term rental guests. The measure would generate an estimated $200,000 in annual funding to maintain a variety of general city services for our residents.