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3 East Bay cities seek voter OK in November for higher sales taxes

Original post made on Jul 29, 2010

Three East Bay cities are asking voters to approve sales tax increases on the Nov. 2 General Election ballot to help reduce municipal budget deficits at the same time San Mateo County supervisors failed to get enough votes for a sales tax increase of their own.

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Posted by maja7
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jul 29, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Since we're paying the highest in the state (Alameda county at 9.75%), I don't have much compassion for those cities that aren't even paying that rate. San Mateo County doesn't want to increase the current sales tax quarter-cent increase because it's a difficult time for all of us. Yes, and it's going to get more difficult when they start cutting the police, fire and teachers in their city.

We all have to tighten our belts and 'suffer' a little otherwise the suffering is going to be widespread and severe. Oh well....

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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 30, 2010 at 2:04 pm

.....or the state could reign in spending. But hey, taxing is easier.

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Posted by maja7
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jul 30, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Pleasanton Parent...I agree with you 100%. This outrageous spending needs to stop. But then, the talking heads go on TV/internet, etc. and tell how this program is being cut, etc. The special interest groups don't want their programs cut, just cut someone else's. It's a vicious circle we've gotten ourselves into. Now, that the economy is bad due to our overspending on entitlement programs, union contracts, etc. etc. it's all coming back on us.

Not a night goes by on the News, where we do not see various cities let firemen and policemen go; teachers have been laid off. Maybe we need to get back to what is essential in our community and go from there. It's gonna get messy before it gets better.

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Posted by PaoliPete
a resident of Walnut Hills
on Aug 16, 2010 at 11:32 am

hey move to philadelphia

state sales tax 6%.

state income tax 3.07%

No tax on pensions.

No prop 13.

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