Budget In Downward Spiral, Here Comes Tax Hikes

Results of the city-commissioned telephone survey, presented at Wednesday’s meeting, found that 35 percent of those polled opposed a tax increase, 47 percent would support a tax increase for essential city services and 13 percent wanted more information.

Under consideration for increases are the city’s transient occupancy tax, business licenses, property transfer fees and sales taxes. The council is considering implementing a parcel tax. Such measures would need a simple majority — or 50 percent of votes cast plus one — to pass.

Someone called this a majority favored a tax increase.

47% for
48% not for

Tell me the pollsters are not current or former city employees in charge of the budget.

Budget In Downward Spiral, Here Comes Tax Hikes