What is Arroyo Grande’s current sales tax and how might it change?

In California, there is a statewide baseline sales tax of 7.25%. Arroyo Grande has a 7.75% sales tax, of which 6.25% goes to the State and County of San Luis Obispo and 1.5% goes directly to the City of Arroyo Grande.

If Measure D-22 is passed by voters, the sales tax rate will increase by 1.0%, raising the sales tax rate to 8.75%. With this increased tax, Arroyo Grande would receive a total of 2.5% of sales tax directly to the City General Fund.


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1. What is a sales tax?
2. What is Arroyo Grande’s current sales tax and how might it change?
3. Why will measure D-22 be placed on the November 2022 ballot?
4. Have Arroyo Grande residents passed any other sales tax measures?
5. How will Measure D-22 impact me?
6. What will happen if Measure D-22 does not pass?
7. How can Measure D-22 help resolve infrastructure issues in our City?
8. What are the sales tax rates in other cities in San Luis Obispo County?
9. Is Measure D-22 a special tax or a general tax?
10. Will Measure D-22 fund the roundabout at the Brisco-Halcyon Road interchange?