Slowly funding SLO
SLO City Council discussed funding sources this week for their future vision of SLO – giving the [almost] happiest people in America more reasons to smile. We’re talkin a $400+ millz vision. All sorts of upgrades have been discussed, and now SLO’s lookin to pave the way to pay [Item 12]. The wish list includes items such as updating aging police/fire stations, Bob Jones Trail and bike path connections, Prado Rd. interchange, plus beautification of iconic SLO assets like the Mission Plaza Revitalization and Laguna Lake dredging.
Making these upgrades a reality could require … you guessed it, more taxes. [mwah mwah] Council got public feedback on options including upping sales tax, a new property tax (appearing all but dead) and a tax on toking up. Pointing to approx. 75% support by city voters of recent tax initiates like Measure J [altho failed countywide] and Measure G[passed], councilmember Rivoire pushed to step to it and GSD. But council opted instead for a long term relaysh for this future funding decision with mo’ public outreach, prioritizing projects and a prospective initiative for the next election cycle. To the polls we go on this … but not til 2020.