Helene Schneider

City of Santa Barbara

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Mayor of Santa Barbara and candidate for California's 24th Congressional District

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Next week, voters in the city of Santa Barbara will decide whether or not to raise the city's sales tax from 7.75 percent to 8.75 percent.

Santa Barbara's sales tax debate

Next week, voters in the city of Santa Barbara will decide whether or not to raise the city's sales tax from 7.75 percent to 8.75 percent.

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