Voters approve sales tax measures in San Jacinto, Lake Elsinore, keep existing tax increase in Menifee
Last updated 11/4/2020 at 10:41am
RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Backers of two ballot measures increasing sales taxes in local cities celebrating victories today in their respective cities, and one measure aimed at repealing a sales tax increase has failed.
In Menifee, voters rejected Measure M. The proposal would have repealed Measure DD, which resulted in a 1% sales tax on all transactions within the city to support public safety.
DD was approved in 2016, and it led to the overall sales tax rate going from 7.75% to 8.75%. A group of residents initiated a petition drive to undo the tax increase, but supporters of the tax said eliminat...