Tell Torrance City Council: NO SALES TAX INCREASE! (July 27, 2021 City Council Meeting Agenda Item)
Dear Torrance residents:
On Tuesday, July 27, 2021, the Torrance City Council will be discussing a proposed sales tax increase initiative for the city residents to vote on.
The city council knows that it will cost themselves politically to vote for a tax increase, so they are going to put a measure on next year's ballot for everyone to vote.
The truth is, that the city residents should not even have such an insulting measure pushed on them to begin with!
The city of Torrance can cut wasteful spending, privatize some of the services, freeze hiring in the city offices. The city should also do everything in its power to foster a strong, welcoming business climate, too, which will help restore much needed tax revenue.
The last thing that the city council should be proposing, let alone discussing, is a sales tax increase. In fact, the city should discuss lowering the city sales tax. Residents, consumers, businesses need a break!
City Manager and Finance – Submit for Voter Consideration a Local ¾ Cent Transactions and Use (Sales) Tax Ballot Measure on the June 7, 2022 Election. Expenditure: None.
Recommendation of the City Manager and Finance Director that City Council:
Submit for voter consideration a Torrance Pandemic Recovery and Public Safety Protection Measure proposal to institute a local ¾ cent transactions and use new revenue dedicated exclusively for services and city operational enhancements benefitting Torrance residents and businesses; and
Approve Request for Proposal (RFP) for ballot measure consulting services.