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Reform tax system with transaction tax

By   /  Friday, September 29th, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Reform tax system with transaction tax

By Charlie Sibbald Tax reform is in the air again. As with the weather, it seems like everybody talks about tax reform and nobody does anything about it. Congressional leaders are discussing a big plan, as is the administration, and there is an expectation that this may be the year we finally pass comprehensive tax Read More →

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Our view: Break the gridlock on economic vitality

By   /  Friday, August 18th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Break the gridlock on economic vitality

It’s time for communities across the tri-county region to cast off their legacy of squabbling over sales tax revenue and work together on a robust model for economic vitality. That was our takeaway after traveling to Colorado’s Front Range cities of Boulder and Denver with business and community leaders from the San Luis Obispo Chamber Read More →

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Our View: Santa Barbara sales tax measure could be tough to sell

By   /  Friday, July 7th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  1 Comment

With one survey indicating solid voter support and a willing city council going along, Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider has gotten the votes necessary to place a 1 cent general sales tax hike on the ballot for November. The June 28 vote caps a discussion that began earlier this spring when the idea of a Read More →

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Tri-county cities face budget shortfalls, rising pension costs

By   /  Friday, June 2nd, 2017  /  Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Tri-county cities face budget shortfalls, rising pension costs

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Sales tax increase could backfire

By   /  Friday, May 12th, 2017  /  Real Estate, right, Small Business, South Coast, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Sales tax increase could backfire

New managers of the Paseo Nuevo mall in downtown Santa Barbara plan to add new tenants and make renovations. (Alex Kacik)

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Amazon puts squeeze on State Street stores

By   /  Friday, April 21st, 2017  /  Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories, Top Story  /  Comments Off on Amazon puts squeeze on State Street stores

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Santa Barbara faces decline in sales tax revenue

By   /  Friday, April 14th, 2017  /  right, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara faces decline in sales tax revenue

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