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‘No’ on sales tax increase

“‘No’ on sales tax increase”, Carmel Pine Cone – March 25, 2022

In his state of the city comments in February, Mayor Bill Peake said Pacific Grove is in great shape. Then one of the councilwomen had a coffee meeting with people and said the same thing. I would like to know how they can say that after declaring a fiscal emergency at their Dec. 2021 meeting.

Next month, the residents of Pacific Gove will vote on whether to give the city a one-half cent sales tax increase and, already, one of them has asked for a pay raise. Now the mayor is hot to trot to buy a hotel and turn it over to the homeless. I hope people see through this continual grab for our money for their pet projects and vote “No” on Measure A.

Bill Williams, Pacific Grove