Requests for new tax revenue should come one at a time
The city council in Agoura Hills should postpone any attempt to put a parcel tax proposal on the November ballot. The measure, if passed, would generate money to preserve open space.
The timing couldn’t be worse. The state is mired in recession, unemployment is high and the state government is handcuffed politically while lawmakers argue over tax increases (Democrats) vs. cutbacks in services (Republicans).