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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