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Thu August 8, 2013
Las Cruces GRT May Be Going Up; Public Meetings Scheduled
The Gross Receipts Tax may be going up in Las Cruces.
Mayor Ken Miyagishima and members of City Council will host a series of public meetings regarding the potential for enacting a 3/8 of one-percent Gross Receipts Tax increase….that’s about 38 cents on every 100 dollar purchase.
Revenues generated from the tax would help offset the loss of Hold Harmless funding eliminated by state legislators.
In an interview with the city’s cable television channel….city manager Robert Garza noted the state funding would be gradually reduced….and an increase in the GRT help would offset losses.
Voter approval is NOT required for implementation of the GRT increase. Enacting the tax only requires City Council approval.
You can offer your opinion at a meeting tonight (Thursday) at 6….at the Good Samaritan Village creative arts room.
Another meeting will be held next Tuesday night at 6 p.m. at the Doña Ana Community College East Mesa Campus in conference room 232.