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Sheriff to Brief Mojave Chamber on Tax Hike Vote

PRESS RELEASE – Mojave Chamber of Commerce
CONTACT: Bill Deaver, 661.824.8417 – wdeaver@mojave.ca.us

Sheriff to brief Mojave Chamber on tax hike vote

MOJAVE —Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood will brief Mojave residents on his proposal to increase the county’s sales tax by one cent, at the chamber’s Sept. 27 noon meeting at the Mariah Country Inn.

If approved by voters, the measure would add 1 cent to every $1 purchase in unincorporated county areas, including Boron, Mojave, and Rosamond. It would not apply to
sales in California City, Tehachapi, or Ridgecrest .

“These funds could potentially help the Sheriff’s Office to fill vacant positions, reopen substations previously closed due to the current budget, and purchase critical, frontline equipment needed to support the Sheriff’s Office and other public safety operations,”
Youngblood said in a letter to the Board of Supervisors.

Supervisors, including Zack Scrivner, who represents southeastern Kern, voted to place the measure on the November general election ballot. The measure can be approved by a simple majority vote.

Revitalization updates

Chamber members and guests will also hear reports on the chamber’s revitalization program and other community activities, Chamber President Doug Clipperton said.
A no-host buffet luncheon will be served beginning at 11:45 a.m. Mojave Chamber of Commerce meetings are open to the public. The Mariah Country Inn is located at 1385 Barstow Highway next to the entrance to the Mojave Air & Space Port.

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