That 1% sales tax was supposed to support city services such as the library – but either there are not enough sales or the money went elsewhere.
Pacific Grove voters will decide Nov. 3 whether to tax themselves to provide a stable source of funding for the city’s library.
Wednesday the City Council unanimously approved placing the special-purpose parcel tax on the ballot.
The measure would levy a flat $96 tax on each parcel and $75 for each unit of a multi-family residential building. It would require a two-thirds majority to pass, City Attorney David Laredo said.