Mayor Robinson was quite clear in his state of the City speech last evening that he wants to raise the UUT tax rate.
Well look for our council to elevate the UUT tax rate. Currently at 1% it can go as high as 3.5% and that seems to be where we are headed.
Of course this should have little opposition, since DuBoc, Winkler and Jellins as well as Cohen and Fergusson all voted to put the tax on the ballot and the voters of MP passed it.
Of course then Jellins revolted, but what else would you expect from him.
It was also clear in his pyramid of priorities that cutting staff is a very low priority. You could say this was due to allegiance to the unions, but when Jellins was mayor, he also refused to cut staff until there was absolutely no other choice.
How will Menlo Park voters like more taxes? Good question. We shall see.