Saturday, July 19, 2014

Star-News: How Do McCall Residents Feel About a Sales Tax Bump?

Posted By on Sat, Jul 19, 2014 at 2:00 PM

City officials in McCall say they want to move forward with a proposed 1 percent increase in their sales tax, putting the issue before voters in this November's general election. In the meantime, they also want to gauge the public's opinion in an online survey.

This week's McCall Star-News reports that the survey, at, asks three questions:

-would you support bumping the sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent in order to fund any or all of the following: street maintenance, stormwater management, new sewer lines and fiber optic cable, and better sidewalks, bike and pedestrian paths?

-would you have a portion of a sales tax increase for property tax relief?

-should city staff or a citizens' advisory board make recommendations on how to spend the money, if the sales tax increase is approved?

The proposed tax, which would be in place for at least 10 years, would require a 60 percent majority approval from McCall voters.

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