Sales Tax Increases??
It looks like an increasing number of SLO County cities are wanting to raise the sales tax from 0.5 to 1 percent. Currently, it’s 7.25% which is one of the lowest in the state. Santa Maria is 7.75%. The city of San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay have the greatest need of the additional revenue a tax increase would generate. Both had a $2 Million+ budget deficit. The only city with a surplus is Paso Robles which has over $2 Million.
You can find out what the sales tax is for any city in California by going to this site.