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Proposed sales tax increase subject of Zoom meeting

City of Escondido is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting by the Revenue Measure Citizen’s Group. The time is July 7, 2 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 966 6543 5029     Password: 233178

The City of Escondido over the past decade  has made cuts to staff and services. The cost of public safety and providing essential municipal services is increasing every year, in part due to an increasing amount of pension costs billed by the state.

According to the argument, the city needs additional resources to maintain public safety, improve streets, sidewalks, infrastructure, and public places, address homelessness issues, graffiti, and gang prevention.

To provide stable local funding to meet these needs, the City is considering placing a one percent sales tax measure on the November 2020 ballot.

The measure would require independent citizen’s oversight and public audits.

All money raised by the measure would be used locally and could not be taken by the State.

The current sales tax rate is 7.75 percent of which the city receives one percent.

If you have questions, or are a member of an organization and would like to invite a city representative to speak at your meeting or event regarding the Public Safety & Essential Services ballot measure, contact Jay Petrek, assistant city manager at 760-839-4631.

2 responses to “Proposed sales tax increase subject of Zoom meeting”

  1. Larry Steneck says:

    This is what happens when you over pay City staff and give the generous pensions. Case in point Jeffrey Epp. We would gasp at full disclosure of his annual “package” and his pension which I ambushed g will cost taxpayers well over $100,000 a year. As for me I will Shop at the Wal-Mart and Costco in San Marcos.

  2. Amy Peltekian says:

    Why not post all the voters comments?

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