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Be Sure to Cast Your Vote by November 3

Beginning with the November 3, 2020 General Election registered voters will be mailed a Vote by Mail ballot to ensure a safe and accessible voting option during the COVID-19 pandemic.

There are multiple options for returning your ballot: in person at any Vote Center or Vote by Mail drop box location, or by mail as long as your ballot is postmarked by Election Day and received within 17 days (no postage is necessary).

Q: What’s on Bellflower’s November 3rd Municipal Election Ballot?

A: Bellflower voters will have the opportunity to decide on City Council Member representing District 4.

Also appearing on the November ballot is Bellflower’s Measure M which, if adopted, would increase local sales tax by ¾ cents. Revenue could be used for municipal services such as public safety services.

Q: How does Measure M provide funding for local City services?

A: In the last decade, the State has taken more than $20 million in funding for local services from the City of Bellflower. As for the last two L.A. County sales tax increases, only approximately 17 cents on the dollar is being returned to our City. If enacted, Measure M funds will be spent locally, for the essential local services residents rely on.

Q: What are the recently identified community spending priorities?

A: In a community survey conducted this spring, the community identified the following City service priorities such as: funding emergency and safety responses, keeping public areas clean and safe, protecting local drinking water sources, retaining local businesses, preparing for and recovering from public health emergencies, addressing homelessness, providing youth programs, and maintaining Bellflower’s long-term financial stability.

Q: Will Measure M address homelessness?

A: We know homelessness remains a priority issue in Bellflower. Before the current crisis, our community already had more than 150 homeless individuals.

Measure M can help the City provide temporary shelter and services including job training, health and mental health services, substance abuse treatment and assistance to prevent home evictions.

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Dear Neighbor,

November’s general Election will be the first statewide all mail-in ballot election in California’s history. As there are updates to voting procedures and information, we will continue to keep you up-to-date. To check your current voter registration status, visit: voterstatus.sos.ca.gov.

Bellflower voters will have the opportunity to select the City Councilmember for District 4 on the November ballot.

The Bellflower City Council unanimously placed Measure M - a 3/4 cent increase in local sales tax - onto the ballot. If enacted, Measure M will help address homelessness, support youth programs, repair streets and maintain public safety services. For more info visit www.bellflower.org/votebellflower.

Sincerely,

Jeffery L. Stewart
City Manager