Letters to the Editor

No on tax increase

The city of Atascadero is asking voters to approve a half-percent temporary sales tax increase. First off, I do not equate 12 years with being temporary. Secondly, the projected amounts of revenue for this tax almost mirror the projected sales tax revenue for the new (and finally approved) Wal-Mart development. Thus, the actual revenue collected may very well more than double the projections.

And finally, this tax goes into the city’s general fund, which means it can be used for anything from road repairs to raises for city officials. I don’t know about you, but I pay more than enough in taxes already. F-14? It’s not for me.

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