A ballot measure in Paso Robles to raise nearly $3 million for the city’s general fund passed easily Tuesday.
Seven other local measures were also on Tuesday’s ballot.
Measure E-12 asked Paso Robles voters whether they wanted to approve a half-cent general sales tax increase to replenish the general fund.
The increase would bring nearly $3 million each year for 12 years to the city, which has imposed across-the- board cuts since 2009 due to budget shortfalls. A companion, Measure F-12, was also supported. It will guide future councils to use the tax revenue money specifically on roads.
Measure G-12 asked Paso Robles voters to extend the mayoral term to four years from two starting in 2014. It was also approved.
In other measures: