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News - July 25, 2012

County may ask voters to raise sales tax

by Sandy Brundage

The county wants your half-cent's worth of opinion on whether to increase the sales tax. After the failure of two tax increases during the June election — only a tax on car rentals passed, by a bare 197 votes — the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors finds itself confronting the same budget deficit with fewer options.

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Posted by Carlisle
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 26, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Spread the word...."not another dime" until systemic cost issues and waste are dealt with!


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Posted by Bob
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 31, 2012 at 8:08 am

The options exist; the officials just aren't willing to consider ALL options.

Taxing is an option, but if the feds, state, county, schools, city, etc. all have their ways you and I won't have any money left to give them.


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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Jul 31, 2012 at 10:22 am

This $60,000,000 tax opportunity is brought to you by Don Horsley, Adrienne Tissier both elected Supervisors and supported by Carole Groom and Rose Jacobs Gibson appointed Supervisors.

Elected Supervisor Dave Pine opposed this tax.