California town proposes a 140 percent business license tax increase

Pacific Grove City Council will propose to residents next week a 140% business license tax increase, taking the current rate from $0.001 per dollar of gross receipts to $0.0024. Business owners are none too pleased, stating that every dollar counts when running a small business.

The city has been exploring ways to increase revenue for months and this is one of the ideas the council thinks could work.
"It's a beautiful old city but we need to start investing in our city," Harvey said. "Our infrastructure is very tired, and we don't have any mechanisms currently to do anything other than the status quo."

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