CITY COUNCIL TO CHRISTEN NEW CITY HALL WITH DOCK TAX LEVY
First off, thanks to everyone that emailed, made phone calls, or attended Wednesday night’s city council meeting. It was a packed house – not a single speaker supported the Dock Tax.
If you couldn’t attend you can watch the streaming video here.
In short, the city council continued the hearing to December 11th, 4:00 p.m. in the new $150 million city hall located next to the Newport Beach Central Library. They made minor revisions to the Dock Tax, but nothing to substantively change the amount of new tax you will have to pay.
I find it ironic that we are about to be assessed a massive new tax in the most expensive city hall ever built in Orange County.
Nonetheless, we continue our vigorous opposition to this blatant money grab.
It is unfortunate that the city nor any councilmembers have reached out to talk to us – instead I anticipate a cram down on December 11th.
Since they don’t want to talk we are sadly organizing a boycott of the 104th Christmas Boat Parade & Festival of Lights.
Every year we joyfully spend thousands of dollars to decorate our homes and boats for over one million visitors to enjoy. We voluntarily spend this money so that children and adults alike can experience this special city that we cherish.