EL CAJON VOTES TO LOWER SALES TAX

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By Miriam Raftery

July 13, 2014 (El Cajon) – Starting March 31, 2015, the sales tax in El Cajon will drop by a half cent on every dollar, from 9 cents to 8.5 percent.

A decade ago, the city’s voters passed Proposition O, which raised the sales tax to build a new fire station, public safety center and animal shelter, among other improvements.  With all of these projects completed, under construction or set to be built soon, the City Council voted unanimously last week to allow Prop O’s  half-cent sales tax increase to expire and not ask voters to renew it.

May Bill Wells voiced thanks to taxpayers for helping fund improvements for the city, but added, “ It is now time to end this tax for the benefit of our residents.”