WE LOVE LA QUINTA!
La Quinta is a spectacular place to live- our city is well run, and we enjoy a great quality of life here. Measure A, which bans vacation rental properties in La Quinta, puts all of that at risk!
Measure A will hurt our quality of life, will damage our local economy and risk our city’s financial stability. Too much is at stake. Join us in voting NO on Measure A
MEASURE A HURTS OUR CITY!
If Measure A passes, $7 million in city revenue disappears overnight, forcing a need to raise taxes on residents or drastically cut vital city services- firefighters, police officers, parks, streets, and other things that make La Quinta such a great place to call home.
Banning rental properties as proposed would be catastrophic for our city’s finances. Last year, La Quinta collected over $7 million in taxes and fees from rentals, revenue that funds essential city services.
A fiscal impact report estimated that La Quinta would lose between $7 to $10 million in total- not just a decline in fees, but also a decline in revenue from reduced tourism patronizing local businesses.
LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS
Rentals support our small businesses and sustains over 1,000 jobs in La Quinta.
Without this revenue, many of the La Quinta shops and restaurants we love would be forced to close or lay off workers.
Visitors spent $14.7 million in our city’s food and beverage industry. Banning rentals would be a massive financial blow to these businesses and their employees in La Quinta.
City revenue collected helps fund our city’s police officers, firefighters, code enforcement, and other essential services. Rental revenue covers the average salaries for 100 firemen, 130 police officers, or 210 teachers in La Quinta!
If these rental properties are banned, our city’s budget would not be able to maintain these vital community services without substantial cutbacks or raising taxes on La Quinta residents.