Should Salem Use Meals Tax to Cover the CPA?
Ward 4 City Councilor Jerry Ryan is hoping meals tax will help avoid imposing more taxes on local homeowners.
So it should come as no surprise that Ward 4 City Councilor Jerry Ryan proposed that the city use the meals tax to pay the roughly $30 per household that the recently-approved tax would impose.
Mayor Kimberly Driscoll has already said she plans to supplement the CPA tax revenues with meals tax revenues to ensure that Salem gets the maximum match from the CPA funds.
At Thursday's City Council meeting, Ryan suggested that the city cover the entire 3 percent from the meals tax to avoid imposing more taxes on local homeowners.
The issue was referred to a committee of the whole.
What do you think of using the meals tax? Did you support the CPA in Salem?
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