How much of the 9.5% sales tax paid by City residents is used to fund City services?

The City receives 1% of the 9.5% sales tax for the general fund.  The breakdown of how the sales tax is distributed is as follows:

City Services
Sales Tax
State General Fund3.93%
LACT/LATC (Combined Transportation Taxes)2%
LA County Health/Welfare/Public Safety1.56%
City of Palmdale General Fund1%
LA County General Fund0.25%
Local Public Safety Fund (Prop 172)0.50%
LA County Homeless Services (Measure H)0.25%

Total Sales Tax

9.50%

                                       

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