Sales tax to increase in Scotts Valley April 1
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Mar 24, 2014 | 1393 views | 4 4 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend | print

A voter-imposed 0.5 percent sales tax increase will take effect April 1 in Scotts Valley. Sales tax will increase from 8.25 percent to 8.75 percent within the City of Scotts Valley.

City voters passed the Measure U, a sales tax increase during the Nov. 5, 2013 election with 74.91 percent approval. The tax is designed to help close the city’s budget deficit and to maintain departments and programs in the city.

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nonymouse
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March 26, 2014
Great that the city can afford to pay for health insurance for Mayor Reed's whole family and Vice Mayor Bustichi's whole family. Because that's what matters most to Scotts Valley.

Balloons12
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March 26, 2014
Your statement is true, and also very rude. It's in the city budget and includes all 5 council members and all five planning commissioners, and a half time city clerk, it looks like:

http://www.scottsvalley.org/downloads/finance/PrelimBgt13-14.Section3.pdf

SVLisa
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March 27, 2014
Very rude, indeed. What's next? That Bustichi is responsible for the disappearance of flight MH370? Because really, isn't Bustichi personally responsible for every bad thing that ever happens everywhere? Sheesh...
Bustichi Back Taxes
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March 27, 2014
Maybe people wouldn’t be so hard on the Vice-Mayor if he paid his business property taxes. While he just paid a $2,089.19 penalty on back taxes he still owes another $12,103.50 which is past due from last year. As Vice Mayor shouldn’t he be responsible enough to pay his Scotts Valley property taxes. If he can’t manage his own finances why should we trust him to manage Scotts Valley’s finances? This information is available on line at http://ttc.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/Taxbills/TaxBills The property parcel number is 022-491-15 for his business on Scotts Valley Drive.


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