City services and the proposed expansion of the Utility Users Tax (UUT), which could extend a 6.5 percent tax to telecommunication services in Pacifica, are hot topics in Pacifica as of late. There have been debates on whether or not this tax will be helpful or not to citizens of Pacifica, as expressed by residents in the comments section of a recent article on Patch about the phone tax.
Just this week, the Pacifica Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors publicly took their position on the issue, voting unanimously to not support this tax measure and penning a letter to their members about it.
And ballot statements for and against the measure were due last week and are in the hands of the City Clerk. Now Pacifica residents have a chance to read both sides of the issue.
Indeed, there are many compelling reasons why one should vote yes and why one should vote no on the ballot measure that Pacifica residents will vote on in November to update and expand a utility tax that could potentially raise $1.075 million to support City services.
But it’s up to you the voter to determine how you will vote in this election, to study this issue and make an educated and careful determination about this new tax proposal called Measure V.
Here’s your chance to do that:
How will you vote? Tell us why in the comments.