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Eureka Council shows support for extending Supplemental Transaction and Use Tax

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EUREKA- At Tuesday night’s Eureka City Council meeting, the council showed their support for getting the 5 year extension of the Supplemental Transaction and Use Tax, previously known as Measure O, placed on the November ballot.

Eureka city officials say the increased sales tax provides about $4 million to the City of Eureka annually.  Under the measure, one half of one percent of a sale is added to the existing sales tax, which goes to emergency services, street maintenance and parks and recreation among other services.  Now city staff will need to provide the council with the necessary amending ordinance and resolution for putting the extension of the increased tax on the November ballot. City officials say at that point, the council could approve putting the extension on the November ballot at the June 3rd council meeting. 

The Supplemental Transaction and Use Tax is currently set to expire in 2016.