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Yeah but...

...the city doesn't get one red cent of the money from the sales tax increase - only the county. Even though the majority of all sales tax collected is within city limits.

I'd hate to see what the county's recommended property tax increase would have been if the sales tax referendum didn't pass, though.

People can't really be surprised by this. Go to the county's website and look at the historical tax rates. The city's tax rate has only gone up 1/4 cent over the last ten years. And if you consider how much other things have increased in the last ten years (like gas, maybe) then this really really shouldn't come as a big shocker. No one wants it, but we all want our trash, yard waste & recycling picked up and our streets paved.

Hopefully when happy days are here again we can get a break...

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