Measure G is critical to preserving the things we love about San Luis Obispo. Arguments made by opponents ignore the facts.
Fact: Measure G is not a new tax or tax increase. It is a renewal of the tax approved by voters in 2006. If Measure G passes, SLO’s sales tax will remain the same as the past eight years and will be one of the lowest in the state (91 percent of the state pays 8 percent or more).
Fact: Without the addi tional revenue, many of the things we value about SLO would not have happened: 1,400 acres of new open space, bicycle and hiking trails, downtown police officers, a fire marshal, Mission Plaza improvements, Santa Rosa Skate Park, Senior Center remodeling. These projects were identified by citizens through a rigorous goal-setting process that is repeated every two years.
Opponents do not say which of these benefits they are willing to do without, or why they want to lose $6.5 million from the city’s annual budget — 75 percent of which is paid for by nonresidents.
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SLO is not an average town, which is why we love it. Let’s keep SLO great by funding the things we value. Vote “yes” on Measure G!