The county sales tax did indeed go up this year and one Legislator says things are on "the way to recovery". The extra quarter point is the reason. Now the City gets 24% of the local share under the 2004 agreement I negotiated (everyone else was willing to settle for the 21% offered).
So if sales taxes are up, why is the City proposing a hike in property taxes ? That extra point has shown up in the last seven months of the fiscal year ending and will be part of the year ahead.
That's why it will be child's play to rearrange the numbers and stay under the cap.
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