The tax brings in about $1.7 million a year right now, said City Manager Stephen Rhodes. Expanding it for eight years to include land line and mobile phone usage would bring in an extra $1.075 million annually, boosting the city's general fund budget of roughly $27 million.

The council also declared a fiscal emergency Monday, a necessary step for holding a tax vote in a year when there is no council election on the ballot. City officials say Pacifica's budget problems stem in part from state take-aways and lagging property and sales tax revenues."

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Posted by Kathy Meeh