Today: Supes may vote on sales tax measure Other Topics, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Jul 20, 2012 at 12:54 pm
The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors may decide on Tuesday, July 24, whether to place on the Nov. 6 ballot a measure that would increase the sales tax rate in the county by 0.50 percentage points for 10 years.
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Posted by Bob, a resident of the Menlo Park: Downtown neighborhood, on Jul 20, 2012 at 4:10 pm
"Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
We obvious have really intelligent elected officials -- MP city council wants to raise the hotel tax when the county voted it down in June; the Board of Supervisors want to raise the sales tax to add to the general fund when the county voted down tax increases in June; and the legislature and governor want to raise taxes to fund HSR when other viable programs are cut and the state is going broke.
Posted by Michael G. Stogner, a resident of another community, on Jul 20, 2012 at 6:23 pm
These are the supervisors who recently gave the Sheriff's Officers a 3% raise when others were asked to take a pay cut. When asked how will SMC be able to pay for this Don Horsley said " I don't know, we will have to worry about that when the time comes. This same group has just approved a Jail that they don't know or care about how are we going to afford to pay for it. They also just approve a raise for an employee who was just hired. They are not very good with the Taxpayers money.