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Board of Supervisors Considers One-Eighth Cent Sales Tax

 
Board of Supervisors Considers One-Eighth Cent Sales Tax
Posted May 28th, 2014 @ 2:53pm by KFBK News

There's a plan in the works to raise Sacramento County sales taxes for everything from science to soccer.

The details are still being worked out but there's reportedly a broad coalition backing a one-eighth cent sales tax increase in the county that would not expire. 

It would increase the current sales tax to 8.125 percent. 

According to the Sacramento Bee, it would raise more than $25 million in its first year to help with the B Street Theatre's proposed move to Midtown, the long-awaited Powerhouse Science Center, which just received city support, and the plans for a permanent soccer stadium for the Sacramento Republic FC.

Proponents of the bill are hopeful it will gain voter support because it helps so many different agencies. Other nonprofits could apply for funding, as well. 

The Board of Supervisors has been briefed on the plan and will likely be presented with the full plan later this summer.

It needs four votes to make the ballot. The sales tax would require voter approval and would be on the November ballot. 

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