In reviewing the results of the ballot items I was reflecting on how some of them passed. It occurs to me that many of the items passed due to really good scare campaigns.
local option sales tax
Heavenly’s LTE published in the Burlington Free Press
Issues discussed were IRV for mayor, local option sales tax, increasing liquor license fees, revenue generation option on the moran plant question survey.
Today the city council got together to hear testimony from the public regarding eliminating the residency requirement for department heads and the local option sales tax.
The following letter to the editor was published in the Burlington Free Press on January 9, 2006.
At tonight’s city council meeting the issue of the local option sales appeared again in the form of a new resolution to put the question on the ballot, again. It’s basically the same proposal as last year, a 1% extra sales tax within Burlington, with the exception that this time there is no promise of property tax relief.