Measure U passes by wide margin
by Press-Banner
Nov 05, 2013 | 3208 views | 2 2 comments | 473 473 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Voters in Scotts Valley overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to approve Measure U, a temporary sales tax meant to preserve city services against the backdrop of a bleak budgetary crisis.

As 10 p.m. on Nov. 5, the preliminary results of the election were posted online by the Santa Cruz County Election Department,  totaled the ballots at 1,788 votes -- 74.91 percent -- in favor of the measure, and 599 votes -- 25.09 percent -- against it.

The passage of the measure will implement an 8-year, half-cent sales tax increase that is designed to close the city’s budget deficit.
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Pay your taxes Dene
November 07, 2013
I’m pleased that Measure U passed as the City needs the money. However it is too bad we can't insist that the City Council members pay their taxes first before they ask the rest of us to pay more. Councilman Dene Bustichi, one of the biggest supporters of the new tax is delinquent $12,738.74 on his business property tax at 4652 Scotts Valley Drive.

Don't you think that the people pushing for a tax increase should be responsible enough to pay their own city taxes first?

Leslie Kindle
November 07, 2013
I disagree. The city doesn't need the money. There is plenty of money. They just have a problem allocating it sensibly.

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