San Diego

Measure E Escondido’s sales tax

The measure would elevate the sales tax from its present 7.75% to eight.5%.

ESCONDIDO, Calif. — In Escondido, the way forward for Measure E – a proposition that might elevate the sales tax – has but to be determined. Days after the election, folks in Escondido are nonetheless ready to seek out out whether or not they’ll be paying extra in sales tax

Currently voters are deadlocked on the measure – with these towards it at 50.06% and people for it at 49.94% (as these numbers could change, see the stay outcomes above).  A distinction of simply 30 votes, with extra votes to be counted.

The measure would elevate the sales tax from its present 7.75% to eight.5%.

“More taxes? I am not for more taxes – especially the gas tax, come on. How much more taxes can we pay?” mentioned Kristin Krc, voter.

If handed, Measure E would supply funding to make sure the town has sufficient first responders together with cops, firefighters, dispatchers and paramedics.

It would additionally go to assist preserve infrastructure upkeep to public services, storm drains, streets and sidewalks.

“I’m all about supporting police and firefighters and sidewalks, but I’m not about more taxes. California has a surplus of how many billions? Dig into the surplus, give it to the firefighters to police, but don’t take it from me,” added Krc.

“I’m against it because until the city proves that they can spend the money we give them responsibly I’m not going to give them more money,” mentioned Jonathan Day, voter.

Jonathan Day says inflation is already dangerous sufficient and says the brand new proposal would solely add to the issue.

“It’s probably not the right time either, but again I’m for it if you can prove that you can spend our money in a way that’s going to benefit our community,” Day added.

The metropolis of Escondido says the proposition was placed on the poll after asking practically 2,000 folks about which metropolis companies they deemed a precedence.

New vote numbers are anticipated to return in Saturday.

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