Eureka sales tax goes up Friday
More than 54% of Eureka voters approved ballot Measure O in the November 2010 election. The supplemental transaction and use tax, which supporters said was necessary to fund police and fire services, medical response, street maintenance, environmental programs, zoo, parks and recreation. The tax hike will expire after 5 years.
The passage of the measure requires a citizen’s oversight committee to conduct annual audits of all expenditures generated by the tax to ensure fiscal accountability and public participation.
It will be fun to watch how much goes to health and safety and how much goes to the zoo.