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Grover Beach City Council moves forward to place 1% sales tax measure on November ballot

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Posted at 8:49 PM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 23:50:03-04

The Grover Beach City Council voted to move forward with placing a 1% sales tax measure on the November 2020 ballot.

The current sales tax is 7.75% and would be raised to 8.75%.

According to the agenda, the city had COVID-19 related revenue losses of about $800,000. This measure would generate about $1.8 million to fund community needs.

However, some say they are against the measure.

"Enough is enough, they need to be more efficient and we all are. I mean, this whole pandemic thing has shown businesses across-the-board how they can run more efficiently and I think the government needs to take notice of that," Tom Rehder, owner of 3 Fat Guys Diner and Mongo's Saloon, said.

Ultimately, this item will be up for residents to vote on in November.