CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1993 |
As expected, the City Council this week approved a 6% utility tax, which will begin appearing on gas, water, electricity and telephone bills starting in July. City officials said the utility tax is necessary because of a decrease in property taxes and other money that the state shares with cities. "The state continues to spend and spend and spend, so we are in the situation of raising money for them," Mayor Don Martinez told a packed council chamber at Tuesday's meeting.