Del Mar passes on tax hike

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DEL MAR, Calif. -- A proposed 1-percent sales tax increase  was tabled by Del Mar’s City Council Monday night because members decided voters would reject it this election cycle.

“The timing is bad, and I also think we could use that revenue for other projects,” said Councilmember Donald Mosier .

The proposal was floated as a way to pay for taking down overhead power lines and bury them underground.

After a long discussion about cost equity, city priorities, and a ballot crowded with controversial ballot initiatives to increase various taxes, the council determined it was not a good time to ask for the sales tax increase.

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