SLO Council candidates differ on tax measure

September 24, 2014

sales taxOf the eight candidates vying for a seat on the city council, five said they are in favor of continuing a half-percent sales tax for another eight years during a forum hosted by the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday.

Previously known as Measure Y, San Luis Obispo’s half-cent sales tax has taken on the name of Measure G in the upcoming November election. If Measure G fails, the tax will expire at the end of March 2015.

Incumbent Jan Marx, Donald Hedrick and Jeffrey Specht are seeking the mayoral seat while incumbent Carlyn Christianson, Gordon Mullin, Mike Clark and Dan Rivoire are vying for two council seats.

During the forum, Marx voiced her support of Measure G while saying that growing the city’s budget is a good thing. Aside from Clark, all candidates for the city council would like to see Measure G passed.

Opponents of Measure G say the city broke its promise to voters and spent the Measure Y money on salaries and pensions rather than on infrastructure projects.

Each of the eight candidates agreed Tuesday that bringing more head-of-household jobs and workforce housing to the city are top priorities.

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5 Comments

  1. womanwhohasbeenthere says:

    Mike Clark IS the only candidate willing to say NO to Measure G AKA Measure GREED.
    He has my vote.

    (3) 5 Total Votes - 4 up - 1 down
  2. r0y says:

    Aside from Clark being against Measure G, how do Donald Hedrick and Jeffrey Specht come down on it? I voted for Don last time, and will again this time, even though he does not have the proper SLO-approved pedigree, like most every “winner” that we’ve elected around here. Change, indeed.

    (1) 1 Total Votes - 1 up - 0 down
  3. Pelican1 says:

    The tax man’s taken all my dough,
    And left me in my stately home,
    Lazing on a sunny afternoon.
    And I can’t sail my yacht,
    He’s taken everything I’ve got,
    All I’ve got’s this sunny afternoon.

    Save me, save me, save me from this squeeze.
    I got Measure G trying to break me.
    And I love to live so pleasantly,
    Live this life of luxury,
    Lazing on a sunny afternoon.
    In the summertime
    In the summertime
    In the summertime

    My girlfriend’s run off with my car,
    And gone back to her ma and pa,
    Telling tales of drunkenness and cruelty.
    Now I’m sitting here,
    Sipping at my ice cold beer,
    Lazing on a sunny afternoon.

    Help me, help me, help me sail away,
    Well give me two good reasons why I oughta stay.
    ‘Cause I love to live so pleasantly,
    Live this life of luxury,
    Lazing on a sunny afternoon.
    In the summertime
    In the summertime
    In the summertime

    Ah, save me, save me, save me from this squeeze.
    I got Measure Gtrying to break me.
    And I love to live so pleasantly,
    Live this life of luxury,
    Lazing on a sunny afternoon.
    In the summertime
    In the summertime
    In the summertime…

    (2) 8 Total Votes - 5 up - 3 down
  4. Rich in MB says:

    Is anyone surprised that those in Government want more money to spread around to increase their power and control? It’s like how Politicians support Term Limits until they get elected. It’s time to chop the size and power of City Government and the best way to do that is to deny the Beast the food (money) it needs to Grow and Eat us!

    (27) 31 Total Votes - 29 up - 2 down
  5. SloTownMan says:

    Vote the tax and spend pukes out of office.

    (33) 37 Total Votes - 35 up - 2 down

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