Eureka Utility Tax Expanding?
Received a CC'd e-mail from Howard Rien yesterday, commenting on a meeting he attended about the Eureka Utility Tax. That the City Council wants to not only increase but expand the Utility Tax to cover even more items certainly isn't news, as it's been mentioned a few times in the local news already.
What was interesting was that, according to Howard (and he emphasized he needed to study it further) it looks like they want to apply the Utility Tax to internet services, among other things.
So, if this tax is not only extended, but increased and expanded, look forward to an additional charge on your phone bill. Not only will they be taxing your phone service, as they already do, you might well have an additional charge for internet service.
This is why you should never vote for an additional tax, ever. Once they get their foot in the door, they're not going to take it out.
This is also why folks in the outlying areas of Eureka should think twice about being incorporated into the City of Eureka.
What we need in Eureka is some City Council candidates that are opposed to, not only the Utility Tax, but taxes in general. Sadly, it doesn't look like that's going to happen.