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Letter: Why vote yes on sales tax? Here are 5 reasons

 

September 13, 2017



Here are the reasons I am going to vote yes on Proposition 1, which would impose a 0.1 percent sales tax increase to fund street, sidewalk and bike lane projects.

First, it is undisputed that the city needs added revenue to ensure we can maintain the quality of our streets into the future. It is not politicians’ BS, as some claim. In fact, the need wasn’t established by politicians, but rather by a citizens’ task force that studied the issue for over a year. That task force concluded the city needs to spend $900,000 per year at a minimum on street pavement preservation and repairs....



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