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Property-based tax for portion of downtown SLO moves forward

Posted at 11:11 AM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 23:06:57-04

A proposed property-based tax that would affect a portion of Downtown San Luis Obispo is moving forward, according to Downtown SLO.

The tax would bring in $400,000 for the Property-Based Improvement District (PBID) and would reportedly be used to clean streets and provide resources for visitors and the homeless.

Signatures were needed by June 30 from more than 51 percent of assessed downtown properties to push the proposal to the next phase where it will go before the City Council.

Downtown SLO says it received enough responses.

Petitions are still being collected until July 16, when the City Council will review the proposal.

If approved by the council, a ballot will then be sent out to property owners within the proposed district.

The PBID concentrates on a 13-block “core” of downtown.


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