It shouldn’t surprise us that some of our city officials have difficulty telling the same story:
City council is considering slapping a city sales tax on our electricity and natural gas purchases.
The city’s chief financial officer was recently quoted in a Times article saying:
Cortinas said reimposing the tax would generate about $3 million for El Paso that would go toward funding Fire Department equipment and vehicle replacement.
“We thought this was the right opportunity to make sure we don’t fall behind on replacing our fire equipment,” Cortinas said.
The city representative for district one (west side) wrote this in his recent weekly message:
In regards towards the proposed Utility Sales Tax, it would create 3million a year that could be dedicated specifically for street resurfacing of which there is currently no dedicated source of funding for street resurfacing by our city.
Maybe we should ask some other city officials.
We deserve better