Is the public in the mood to pass a new tax? If the City of Bishop and the County of Inyo decide to get involved in a ballot measure for a Transaction and Use Tax, countywide voters would have a say. The City of Bishop has also discussed doing its own thing on the TUT. Tuesday the Inyo County Administrator has asked the Supervisors to discuss Bishop’s invitation to join in a TUT ballot.
There is very little information available. More was expected at the Supervisors’ meeting, although the item was not scheduled at any particular time. Currently, there is what’s called a Transaction and Use Tax countywide. The Bishop Administrator suggested that one idea would to be to raise the TUT from 1/2% to 1%. Both the City and the County would get a portion.
At 11am today, the Water Department planned to ask the Board to approve documents for the proposed resolution of the Blackrock 94 dispute. The proposed resolution was already approved by the Standing Committee.
At 1:30pm, was a continued workshop for additional discussion on the Senior Meals Program. At the last meeting, Health and Human Services Director Jean Turner offered options of cutting the program by numbers of meals or numbers of days. The Senior Citizens Advisory Council wanted as little change as possible to what they see as an important service for seniors countywide.
There needs to be a thorough discussion about the percentage of the current TUT that goes to the City of Bishop. The argument is that the whole county uses the Bishop City Park, ergo the City should have 1/3 of the TUT tax. The argument is also that Bishop generates… Read more »
Considering that they will also be doing the CAO’s evaluation and negotiations for salary, it’s certainly timely that they will also talk about getting more revenues at the same meeting.
Absolutely correct about the lack of information . Is this for an eventual proposal for a 1/2 % increase in 8% sales tax we pay in Inyo County. LA County currently pays 9%, Santa Monica pays 9.5%, so 8.5% is not off the chart. Landfill fees in LA County are… Read more »
This is a timely article. I woke up this morning in the mood for something new, but could not quite put my finger on what it might be.
Vote YES on TUT.