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Lompoc looking for feedback on possible sales tax increase

Posted at 12:40 PM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 15:41:57-04

Lompoc residents are encouraged to take part in a special meeting of the Lompoc City Council on Thursday, Aug. 22.

The council will be discussing the possibility of placing a sales tax measure on the March 2020 ballot. There will also be a presentation on the city's unfunded accrued liability with the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

The city is facing a multi-million dollar budget deficit even after the Lompoc City Council passed a budget in June with $3 million in cuts. A one-percent sales tax increase has been discussed as a way to fill the gap.

The city is encouraging the community to provide feedback on the proposal during public comment at Thursday's meeting.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Lompoc City Council Chamber, located at 100 Civic Center Plaza.

It will also be broadcast live via TAP T.V. on public access channel 23, on the radio in Lompoc at 100.9 FM, and on the City of Lompoc website.