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King City moves forward with ballot measure to increase city sales tax – KION546

KING CITY, Calif. (KION-TV) – King City voters will soon have to decide whether or not the city’s sales tax will increase in 2025.

On Tuesday, the City Council unanimously decided to move forward with a bill to increase the sales tax. Currently, the city’s sales tax is 1%, which could rise to 1.5% if the bill is approved in November.

City officials say the increased revenue would be used to help fund various city services, such as police and public works, staffing and road maintenance.

According to the city, it is a 12-year plan that would bring in about $1.2 million in additional revenue each year.

They also add that many other cities in Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties already have a 1.5% municipal sales tax.

City Manager Steve Adams also points out that this method of generating revenue would actually reduce the tax burden on local residents, since a large percentage of sales tax comes from people outside the community.

The last time the city’s sales tax was increased was in 2018.