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Councilwoman Gonzales Issues Statement regarding the 1/8th of a Cent Sales Tax Ballot Initiative

Communications and Public Affairs: 207-7234
Published on Thursday, August 13, 2020

Councilwoman Gonzales Issues Statement regarding the 1/8th of a Cent Sales Tax Ballot Initiative

CONTACT: Victor Landa, 210-884-3429
Victor.landa@sanantonio.gov

 

SAN ANTONIO (August 13, 2020) — Today, City Council approved a Sales and Use Tax Election that gives San Antonians the option to reallocate an 1/8th of a cent sales tax from the Edwards Aquifer Protection and Linear Trails programs to workforce development and education programs for COVID-19 recovery.
 
Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales issued the following response:
 
“While I strongly support this needed recovery initiative I have questions regarding how the plan will be implemented. Our City, families and businesses are facing a once in a generation threat to its overall wellbeing, so we must act.
 
“But I’m concerned that we do not act in haste, and that we consider how some of the processes in the plan follow old models or reiterate old programs. The times call for innovative thinking and ideas and I’m looking forward to developing new solutions before the November election.”