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Mystic Mine District Voters Approve Tax Increase

It’s not often that people overwhelming vote to tax themselves, but that’s what a Nevada County neighborhood has done. Residents in the Mystic Mine Road Community Services District–about 150 of them– have voted to increase a special tax for the first time since 1996. Andrew Wedgbury is the district president…

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The approval of Measure D means the parcel tax will go from 120 dollars a year to 200 dollars, and then an increase to 250 dollars a year in 2021. Wedgbury says the next step is to prioritize the projects, mostly road projects, that need to be done. They will do that at their meeting next month…

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The district covers about a hundred parcels near Rough and Ready. Early returns show ‘yes’ votes outnumbering ‘no’ votes 65 to 15, which is 85 percent. The measure needs two-thirds approval to pass.

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