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Original post made by Elizabeth Lasensky, Menlo Park: Downtown, on Feb 15, 2007

Menlo Park is discussing whether or not to proceed with a Utility User Tax (UUT) that on a $200 utility bill would generate about $14 in taxes. According to the National Priorities Project (, the Iraq war has cost Menlo Park taxpayers $75.5 million – before the “surge” and before the impending war with Iran. That is $2,848 per taxpayer. At least 308 Californians have died while fighting in Iraq.

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