March 2, 2013

Atwater's sales tax measure goes up for a vote

A special election that could shape the future of Atwater will soon be upon the voters.

The only item on Tuesday's ballot is the half-cent sales tax proposal called Measure H that's been the source of contention among residents.

Some say the tax is a necessity to support public safety, while others think the proposal is too much for taxpayers who've been saddled with utility rate increases, spikes in gas prices and a bump in the state sales tax rate.

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