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.
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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.