In what is shaping up to be a very contentious showdown in November, many of those against Measure U have organized and are now online with their group, San Carlos First. For those who may not be aware, Measure U is the San Carlos sales tax increase initiative. If passed, the measure would provide for a 1/2 cent sales tax increase on goods sold within the city limits. For a full explanation on Measure U, please click here to be referred to a previous blog post of two weeks ago. There were 17 comments attached to this post as well, both supporting and not supporting Measure U. In that post we provided a link to the Yes on Measure U site. To be fair, I believe I should provide a link to the No on Measure U site which can be found by clicking here.
Thank you for the article. We believe that raising sales taxes during a deep recession will depress business even further, making the original problem worse. Moreover, sales taxes are extremely regressive, hurting those the most who can least afford it.
We appreciate that the city is experiencing tough times, and that the State of California hasn’t helped matters by taking local funds. Still, we have all had to tighten our belts and make tough choices during this economic slowdown. By comparison, the City budget has gone up from $19 million in 2000 to $28.7 million today — a 50% increase in spending.
If you agree that raising sales taxes in a deep recession will only make matters worse, please sign up at http://sancarlosfirst.com today.