Mineola Sales Tax Revenues are Down

Originally posted on May 12, 2011 @ 2:58 pm

We just received a report on sales tax revenues in Mineola.

These figures are based on March and 1st qtr 2011 sales by our local merchants and businesses.

  • Sales tax collections were down 4.81% compared to May 2010.
  • Local sales tax collections were down 7.69% from calendar year 2008 to 2010.
  • These figures indicate a significant reduction in retail sales for Mineola during the 2 ½ year period.

How can we make up this revenue without raising taxes?

Passing Propositions 1 & 2 will more than make up for these revenues.

Our town already operates on a shoestring budget.

  • Our Mayor is not paid.
  • Our city council members are not paid.

City services are already at a minimum level. So if this missing revenue is not made up, the next steps are to further reduce service and/or raise taxes.

Is this enough to convince you to VOTE on May 14th?

Source: Texas State Comptroller’s Office

Vote YES for Propositions 1 & 2 on May 14th.

Vote YES for Propositions 1 & 2 on May 14th.

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