If I was the city planners I would hold off a while before projecting that the increase in sales tax revenues will continue for the remainer of the year. Many people over the last few months had income tax refunds they spent.
HookEm1: To boil down your comment for the sake of us hillbillies; HOW MUCH of the increase was due to the ELEVATED PRICES at the pumps or checkout counters?
More pork barrel money for the town council to waste on nothing more than fecal matter.
The raw numbers do appear in a graphic in the print edition. We'll see about getting that graphic to post with this online version.
Victoria Advocate, If I may make this suggestion about future articles on sales tax revenue, and real estate market conditions:
Along with your article please publish a simple chart showing current and previous years collections in raw dollar amounts. The readers can then draw their own conclusions from these numbers ... and not have to rely on the slant, or the point of view that your reporter is selling.
What is actually going on, is at least as important as what you say is going on.
Property taxes are stagnant? For who?
wow. vicad posters preach a totally different story.
wonder who is right ?