Carson looks to raise sales tax to ma...

Carson looks to raise sales tax to make up for budget shortfall

There are 93 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Aug 4, 2010, titled Carson looks to raise sales tax to make up for budget shortfall. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

A Carson budget balanced only on the promise that rank-and-file city employees will accept salary cuts was passed late Tuesday by the City Council, which also decided to push for a one-cent hike in the city's sales tax rate.

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Torrance, CA

#85 Aug 5, 2010
Guess I'll have to go to Compton, Torrance and Gardena for lunch. And I'll stop running errands at lunch. that means no more shopping at the Ralphs, Target, or any of the other businesses in Carson. BIG MISTAKE. You're going to lose more revenue with residents shopping in neighboring communities.
You_are_complete ly_wrong

Los Angeles, CA

#86 Aug 5, 2010
Here We Go wrote:
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You pay whatever the sales tax is in the city you will register your car. I bought a car in Irvine but paid the sales tax from Carson. I think the difference at that time was 1%(7.25% to 8.25%).
You are completely wrong.
Sir Raymond

Madison, NJ

#88 Aug 5, 2010
Well I for one will shop elsewhere. Check, your move Carson.
Sorry You Are Wrong


#89 Aug 6, 2010
You_are_completely_wrong wrote:
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You are completely wrong.
The original poster is CORRECT. The purchase of a car is charged sales tax based on FIRST USE not point of sale like other retail so that means where the car is registered not purchased. If you don't believe it ask the Board of Equalization.
Here We Go

Manhattan Beach, CA

#90 Aug 6, 2010
BeeVee wrote:
If I lived in Carson, I would still drive out of town to make my purchases, just based on principle. That's the only way that the residents are going to send a message to this idiot City Council. Itís either going to be them or you who winds up taking the hit.
And has anybody stopped to consider the amount of money that is also going to be due for the pension payments to these government employees?$300K for a City Manager?
Carson is starting to look just like the city of Bell.
Do you know what city managers make? I don't think Jerry Groomes' salary is $300,000....but it is over $200,000.

Here's an article about Garden Gove - the city manager makes 250,000.

Other city managers salaries - West Covina ($223,656), Azusa ($212,483), Glendora ($201,816), Pasadena ($264,999), Arcadia ($214,032), Alhambra ($209,337), and Duarte ($205,344).

Duarte, btw, is about 1/5 the size of Carson in population.
U Dont Say

United States

#91 Aug 6, 2010
Richard Hernandez wrote:
<quoted text>My pr ick in your mouth u don't say little sissy boy!
You are a prime example of an 8th grade little bully-boy and as we all know, little bully-boys don't do well in life. How sad for you.

Oxnard, CA

#92 Aug 6, 2010
According to the LA Times, Jerry Groomes salary is $259,378.
Who Cares

Canoga Park, CA

#93 Aug 19, 2010
Ted wrote:
I readily blast unions when they show their greed - SO I APPLAUD THE CARSON CITY EMPLOYEES UNION for their stand and responsible actions in this crisis! If only the council members were as responsible - they situation is so bad THEY WON"T EVEN CUT THEIR TRAVEL BUDGET MUCH LESS COMPENSATION PACKAGES! So you know who they are looking out for - will you remember come election time?
I also applaud the Employees Union, but I also applaud the city manager for taking a 20+ percent cut and the Council for cutting there travel budget. You people don't know what you're talking about The council has cut every expenditure to the bone. We still have to function as a city. And by the way passing Prop 13 is what got our State and City in this budget mess. The only people it helped were the rich apartment owners. The is who Jarvis represented. Idiots
Who Cares

Canoga Park, CA

#94 Aug 19, 2010
BeeVee wrote:
According to the LA Times, Jerry Groomes salary is $259,378.
Wrong it is 22,400 a year and Torrance's city manager is over 300,000.
Carson Dee

Canoga Park, CA

#95 Sep 2, 2010
Dear Who Cares ....
You are now the one who is WRONG !!! besides you dont live in Carson anyway stick to La Mirada politics.And if you work here buy your lunch anywhere you like .
I was a single mom when Prop 13 passed. My house values were growing divorce & custody battle cost me 3 years salary ( and I won ) but I couldnt afford to move ...Prop 13 allowed my son and I to stay in our home . Prop 13 today keeps many seniors in theirs who are on below poverty level social security . And many other retirees who , unlike the public sector , had their retirements cut when companies folded or cutbacks came .
Prop 13 is for "PRIMARY " residence ONLY stop firing up the masses with distortions and inaccuracies. Prop 13 was a "gift" to the taxpayer ...all taxpayers !!!!
Howard Jarvis spent 15 years to get Prop 13 ...and the average homeowner has benefited by HUGE tax savings ....HJTA is a "watchdog " for we the taxpayer .....on all tax issues .And they do a damn good job too !!!!
Remember takes 4-6 hardworking taxpaying Americans to pay for one public employee with retirement .
Carson Dee

Canoga Park, CA

#96 Sep 2, 2010
Carson Resident 30 years

Placentia, CA

#97 Sep 10, 2010
I guess just shop in Long Beach and Torrance. They say one cent but it adds up esp with big ticket items. Sad for the great business owners of Carson. Especially since those cities are close enough to drive and save a few dollars.
Here We Go

San Jose, CA

#98 Sep 10, 2010
Carson Resident 30 years wrote:
I guess just shop in Long Beach and Torrance. They say one cent but it adds up esp with big ticket items. Sad for the great business owners of Carson. Especially since those cities are close enough to drive and save a few dollars.
To save a "few dollars" you would have to spend $200. How many taxable $200 purchases did you make in Carson last year?

If you spent $500 on TAXABLE purchase a month, all in Carson, you would now pay $60 more in sales tax in a year.

Now add up how many different transactions it would take to get to $500 in taxable purchases a month, or $6000 in a year. You'll spend more than that driving the extra miles to Torrance or long Beach to make every purchase.

You are better off taking the time to clip coupons so you could save $5-$10 on $100 art the grocery store

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