“The proposal by Councilman Parker Agelasto (5th District) found minor support among members of the committee, who asked how it would fit into the city’s larger plan to fund school improvements. They also expressed concern that it was a diminishing source for city leaders to count on in the long run”. Cynthia Newbille, the council’s vice president, said that while she supported the meals tax increase, she could not support levying a cigarette tax for school construction. “I’m not prepared to go again with just a tax,” Newbille said. “And one that, Mr. Agelasto, as you indicated, one that is not reliable or sustainable.”
As you know the vote failed, but who voted how?
On the meal tax vs the cig tax:
On the tax rate as it compares to other states:
On the suggestion to keep exploring more suggestions?
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