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Menlo Park City Council Briefs: Expanded eligibility for affordable housing; Utilities tax for residents renewed

Original post made on Mar 6, 2022

In this week's City Council meeting, Menlo Park expands preference criteria for Below Market Rate housing program; and maintains utilities tax for 2021-22 year.

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Posted by Brian
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Mar 6, 2022 at 4:31 pm

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Correct me if I am wrong, but I was under the impression that the utility tax expired when the city council failed to renew it a few years back and since it had expired that it now required a city wide vote to create a new utility tax. Is this not the tax that Betsy Nash wanted to raise in order to finance other council initiatives. Let's just end this tax and if it is so important go back to the voters to make that decision.


Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Mar 6, 2022 at 7:43 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

Brian:

you are correct, the utility tax has expired. But our council is ignoring that and waiting on the outcome of the lawsuit that has been filed to stop collecting and hoping they won't have to return undeserved taxes.

Basically, the council just gave all us residents a big eff you, their belief in the need to shove electrification down everyone's throats trumps the law.


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