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Bed Tax Bucks Lower Than Expected


Bed tax revenues for the City of Santa Barbara increased by 3.1 percent in July, roughly half of what city administrators projected it would. No evidence exists linking the disappointing results to the multitude of great white shark sightings. Instead, suggested City Finance Director Bob Samario, the previous July had more weekends than this year’s, creating a higher comparative baseline than city budget analysts anticipated.

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