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Stanton Puts Tax Increase on Ballot

Posted by Former Blogger Chris Emami on February 10, 2012

H/T OC Register for a story on Stanton choosing to put a utility tax increase on the ballot for the June 2012 election. The rate increase would be from 5% to 7.5% and the vote was a 4-0 vote with the following council members voting to place the item on the ballot:

Brian Donahue
Al Ethans
David Shawver
Carol Warren

There is an unfortunate vacancy on the council due to the resignation of Ed Royce Sr. who was often the lone conservative voice on the council.

It seems that every time that things start to go south for a City or School District they look to take it out on the taxpayers in the form of a tax increase or school bond. According to the article it is possible that the Council might look to reduce the tax if economic times improve. Realistically though I do not see Stanton lowering the rate back down to 5% if they get this passed. At the end of the day it comes down to the voters of Stanton and what they decide they want to see happen.

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