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County voters may be asked to vote on several different tax measures in the June and November elections. The San Benito County Board of Supervisors...
A Hollister engineer technician in July sought feedback over his work email from City Manager Bill Avera about a campaign-like sign relating to a special sales tax, according to email records obtained by the Free Lance.
On the heels of a failed road tax measure, county supervisors for now are saying no to the possibility of a general sales tax in unincorporated areas.
Supervisors on Tuesday put their support behind a proposed half-cent sales tax now headed for the June ballot.
As expected, San Benito County supervisors this week agreed to pursue a 1 percent sales tax in unincorporated areas on the November ballot.
All too often in San Benito County, local government leaders have tried to push property or parcel taxes to fund initiatives or deficits caused by irresponsible budgeting. An example was the Hollister School District’s failed 2011 attempt to pass a $96 parcel tax at the depths of its financial problems, with the special election costing local taxpayers close to $150,000.
The statewide sales and use tax rate will increase one quarter of 1 percent from 7.25 percent to 7.5 percent on Jan. 1. This rate increase was approved by California voters when they approved Proposition 30 on Nov. 6.
Hollister voters have approved the Measure E sales tax extension by a comfortable margin, according to preliminary results.
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors passed the second and final reading of an ordinance at their meeting Tuesday that asks voters to increase sales tax by one-eighth cent in November. It would increase the local tax rate from 8.375 percent to 8.5 percent. The board voted 4-0, with Supervisor Mike Wasserman absent.
By Stan Rose