Letter to the Editor | As they’ve done over the last 40+ years, voters should again approve City Services Tax

The cost of City Services Tax is commensurate with the needs of the community. Voters must do their part and vote YES ON MEASURE F.

The City of Piedmont’s Parcel Tax was first implemented more than 40 years ago when its then leaders found the cap that Prop 13 placed on property tax revenues left them unable to fund the basic services Piedmonters expected. Since that’s time the cap on property taxes has remained. The cost of basic services, however, has increased. Moreover, events in the world around us, including most especially in Oakland, cause us to demand increased services for Piedmont. We are fortunate to have financially savvy citizens to analyze what level of taxation is necessary to meet the need.  

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