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Tax hikes in Solano cities take effect

By From page B8 | March 31, 2013

FAIRFIELD — Shoppers will see their costs increase next week as a series of voter-approved sales tax hikes become reality.

Measure P raises the sales tax in Fairfield by 1 percent and is expected to generate $13 million a year. Measure O raises the sales tax in Rio Vista by 0.75 percent and is expected to raise $750,000 a year. Measure M raises the sales tax in Vacaville by 0.25 percent and will pump $3.5 million a year into the city’s coffers.

Voters in the three cities approved the tax hikes in November. Each tax sunsets in five years.

The higher rates are effective Monday.

Reach Glen Faison at 427-6925 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GlenFaison.

Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid fan of the NFL's Washington team, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He's a member of the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club and a board member for the Solano County Library Foundation. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.

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  • PatriotMarch 31, 2013 - 5:25 am

    All Measure M will do for Vacaville is cover the $3.0 million deficit that the Paramedic program now costs the city. The Council knows this is true but continues to support a program that is not substanible and has not been for many years..When are they going to wake up and lead our city? The right thing to do is to phase it out with Fire/Paramedic retirements and then bring in Medic or AFR. The savings with be $3.0 million plus the salaries and benefits that currently PERS employees now enjoy and you get an added bonus of $600,000 reimbursement from the private company each year. I believe the savings to the general fund would be over $5.0 million per year..Is the union that powerful to continue to pull the wool over your eyes?

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  • Steven KaysMarch 31, 2013 - 5:53 pm

    California state sales taxes went down one percent last year. So the net effect is zero. At least this is one way of looking at it. Nobody wants to pay taxes.

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