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.