It seems that due to my frequent voting, I am one of the first to find out if local agencies want to raise taxes. I am here to sound the alarm that my city of Ontario wants to raise the sales tax another half cent. The irony is we are blessed with industry and we are not exactly built out like our neighboring cities that may have a pressing need for the tax increase.
I understand the city wants to improve features such as our library system but is the issue of improving the library system seems to be a sweetener to increase our sales tax rate in perception. Taxpayers have been abused statewide where it leads to skepticism to trust the elected leaders from our state leaders down to our city council that new tax revenues will be spent responsibly before they come knocking for more money.