The vocal opposition of active Fremonters has been heard; the Fremont Mayor and City Council have decided to table the proposed occupation tax on food and non-alcohol beverages, which would be assessed at restaurants.
As reported by the Fremont Tribune, an official announcement from the city stated,
Mayor (Scott) Getzschman and the Fremont City Council have listened to citizen input, considered current economic stresses and ultimately have decided to take a step back and remove the food and beverage occupation tax from the Feb. 12 council agenda… This allows the mayor and city council ample time to explore any and all options for the priorities on the city capital improvement plan.
In the release Getzschman also said that “city leaders feel they need to think outside the box to search for other means of ‘paying the bills’ before adding another tax.”
AFP-NE grassroots activists and others joined together, raised their collective voice, and said “no more taxes!”
This is not the time to become complacent; the proposed tax could come back in the future. Be vigilant!
Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.-Thomas Jefferson