The city of Del Rey Oaks is experiencing a "funding crisis," and the City Council planned a special meeting Thursday to consider putting a revenue measure before voters in November.

The meeting is at 5 p.m. in the council chambers, 650 Canyon Del Rey Road, Del Rey Oaks.

"Without additional revenue sources, the city ... will not be able to fully fund essential services, including public safety, and will not be able to adequately maintain basic infrastructure and facilities," a council report says.

The council will be asked to put a sales tax measure on the Nov. 5 ballot. Del Rey Oaks already has a 1 percent sales tax, which was approved in 2006, and expires in March 2017. The current sales tax rate in the city is 8.5 percent.

The report says a number of factors are behind the current financial crunch, including national economic trends, increased employee health and retirement costs, decreased revenues from taxes and fees, and higher charges and transfers from the county and to the state.

The past few years, the report says, the city has been drawing down reserves and deferring payables. The city has outstanding payables of more than $700,000, including more than $300,000 in attorney fees for ongoing litigation with a former developer of the city's Fort Ord land, the report says.