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Lompoc chamber to discuss proposed sales tax measure at luncheon

Posted at 6:04 PM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 22:55:27-04

The Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce is discussing the possibility of adding a sales tax at a community luncheon Thursday.

Lompoc Mayor Jenelle Osborne, City Manager Jim Throop, and City Accounting Manager Dean Albro will be at the luncheon and will be discussing city finances and a potential sales tax increase.

Community members will be able to ask any questions and voice concerns on the proposed tax with city officials before it is officially taken up before the Lompoc City Council.

The Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce put out a survey a few months ago asking for the community’s input on a potential sales tax measure.

The results were:

  • 76% of about 730 people said they were in support of the sales tax increase.
  • 60% of the 76%of the people in support of the tax said they were in support of a general tax measure.

The meeting will be Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lompoc.

It costs $23 for members and $28 for prospective members.

40 people are expected to attend the luncheon tomorrow.