Editorial: No reason not to approve parcel tax | October 23, 2013 | Almanac | Almanac Online |

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Viewpoint - October 23, 2013

Editorial: No reason not to approve parcel tax

Despite its ranking as one of the most affluent ZIP codes in the country, Atherton's local government has often struggled to meet its budget obligations. And one way it has traditionally made up for its lack of income is by asking voters every four years to approve a $750 annual parcel tax. The money in recent years has been split 60-40 between police and public works improvements. Four years ago, the parcel tax was approved with a 77.4 percent margin.

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