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By Ryan Byrne

Murrieta places Measure T on November ballot


Last updated 9/19/2018 at 1:33pm

The Murrieta City Council unanimously voted July 17, to place the 1-cent Transaction and Use Tax Ballot measure, or Measure T, up for election Nov. 6. If passed in the general election, the tax will go into effect no sooner than April 1, 2019.

Measure T will add a one-cent sales tax to all purchases within the city, excluding essentials such as groceries and medicine. The sales tax is estimated to raise $17 million in revenue annually to cover essential services within the city such as providing increased funding to fire department, police department and paramedic personnel, preventing gan...

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Reader Comments

tomsuttle writes:

Financial binds are understandable...too often, sadly, a part of life; for individuals, businesses, cities. But the laws of micro-economics are inescapable, and within a few short years (it takes about that long) the impact of this one percent will hit the bottom lines of all discretionary merchandise purveyors. The downside effects on the population will be every bit as real, but harder to see. Let us hope against all odds that this will be temporary.


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