Group rushes to get sales tax increase for Grass Valley on June ballot

“It’s a late-organized drive, but a group of Grass Valley citizens is out gathering signatures for a measure that would add more money for police and fire. They want to increase the half-cent sales tax generated by Measure N, and make it a full cent, and also make the sales tax permanent,” as KNCO is reporting.

“The group says the tax would fund four additional police officers, with one dedicated to patrol parks. Daniel Swartzendruber, who is also leading the effort, says there would also be enough money for four more firefighter.”

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Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

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