Sacramento has been making the most of a voter-approved tax increase. All the way from police to parks.

We've just passed the one year mark for Measure U, an extra half-cent sales tax.

Linda Tucker with the City Manager's Office says $27 million have come in.

Rec programs and park maintenance have been funded, nearly 40 new police officers have been hired, and there's been an end to fire station brownouts.

We can expect the same amount, if not more funding, this year "if more people are buying things, consumer sales have been up," Tucker said. 

And after that? When the tax expires in 2019? Tucker says a growing city with a greater tax base will help wean us off the revenue.

"Not only the downtown, but also we hope that Natomas will be taking shape," Tucker said.