Tax for emergency response goes to the ballot
San Juan County voters will decide in March whether to continue to pay a gross receipt tax that is the only source of funds for emergency response programs throughout the county.
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#1 Jan 10, 2013
This tax since it's on gross receipts not property is one I am for as all people living in the county or travelling into or through may need emergency response or services. Not like the programs that benefit everyone but only paid for by property owners.
#2 Jan 10, 2013
Do you ever travel? If so, who pays for the services you receive at your destination?
#3 Jan 11, 2013
A visitor traveling through if they stop for gas, a burger, shopping trip etc pays gross receipts thru the purchases. So if they call 911 and the 911 dispatch center is funded thru gross receipts (as it is here) then they contribute to the cost of 911 service. Where if funded through property taxes, only property owning residents fund the service.
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