Questions about city revenue

By From page A4 | July 22, 2014

So, the city gets most of its income from property taxes, sales tax and building permit fees, right? (Really, are there other sources?) The city always falls back to wanting a technology park to increase revenue. It’s been a “want” for 15 years at least.

How does that bring in any money? We get property taxes, yes, but then discounts are given to entice companies to come to Davis. Am I missing something, or would it make more sense to try to stop the flow of sales tax revenue from leaving Davis? With a little more retail, you get property tax and sales tax revenue and we don’t have to waste gas driving outside of Davis. Shouldn’t we look at doing both?

Peter Carroll


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