Eureka Temporary Tax To Be Extended
Looks like the Eureka Financial Advisory Committee is going to recommend putting the Utility Tax on the ballot for an eight year extension. This tax was sold as a temporary tax when it first came up for discussion years ago and the last time around the extension barely passed. This time, if the Financial Advisory Committee has their way, not only will the tax extension last eight years as opposed to four, they're recommending the tax be increased to 4%, from the current 3%. To add insult to injury, they also want the tax added to even more utilities like water and sewer.
Let this be a lesson for all of you that keep falling for this "It's only temporary" line tax advocates keep using. There's no such thing as a temporary tax. After all is said and done, once a tax is enacted, government will spend every penny of that tax revenue and more.
But doesn't the City need the money, you ask? There are some who will always think so. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayer's Association crunches the numbers in this report. You can decide for yourself.