We Will Vote Again To Raise Taxes

Jeanne, if an extra penny on the dollar will drive your customers to Monterey, your fabrics are way to expensive already.

The Pacific Grove City Council voted unanimously to put a measure on the June 3 ballot that, if approved, would raise the sales tax from 7.25 percent to 8.25 percent, with the additional cent on the dollar going to the city general fund.

That 13.8 percent increase in the sales tax rate is expected to raise an additional $1.3 million annually in revenues, said city Director of Management and Budget Jim Becklenberg.

But Jeanne Graham, owner of the Handmaden craft and fabric store, argued that raising the sales tax will drive residents to shop in neighboring Monterey.

We Will Vote Again To Raise Taxes