Hanford seeks input on potential sales tax revenue, encourages residents to apply for committee

The city is one of just a small fraction in California that does not have an additional sales tax measure.

Hanford is asking residents to serve on the city’s Revenue Measure Committee to help shape the future of the city. 

Driving the news: The Revenue Measure Committee will serve in an advisory capacity to the Hanford City Council to provide recommendations on a possible revenue tax measure for the November 2024 ballot. 


  • Residents interested in serving on the committee must submit applications by Jan. 7, 2024, and the council will appoint committee members on Jan. 16. 
  • Currently Hanford collects a 7.25 percent sales tax, although less than one percent remains in the city with most of it going to the state and a small portion going to Kings County. 
  • Hanford does not have an additional district tax, one of around 30 incorporated cities in California – out of 482 – that does not. 
  • Committee members will meet weekly on Wednesdays, starting on Jan. 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will share their recommendations to the city council in April or May. 
  • Residents can submit applications at www.hanford.city/revenuemeasure

What they’re saying: Hanford City Manager Mario Cifuentez said in a statement that a successful revenue measure would increase the discretionary tax revenue in the city’s General Fund to fund essential city services, including public safety, parks, general government and street maintenance. 

  • “The formation of the Revenue Measure Committee is the first of many steps involved in placing a revenue measure on the ballot for the 2024 General Election,” Cifuentez said. “Anyone with an interest in maintaining and improving the City’s quality of life should consider serving on this important committee.” 
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