The sun will set on a temporary half-cent sales tax Wednesday.
Having met the twin goals of helping the city fund its share of the costs to restore infrastructure destroyed or damaged in the Bluebird Canyon landslide and to bank the remainder for a Disaster Relief Fund, the tax will be rescinded.
The tax will be stricken from the books 2 ½ years ahead of the term limit.
“Everybody was pleased,” said Mayor Kelly Boyd, who announced the tax sunset at the June 16 council meeting.
Anything that helps the business community is welcomed, particularly in the current economic climate, Boyd said.
Laguna voters approved the tax by a 55.7% to 44.3% majority in December 2005.
The voters put their trust in the council, which had no legal obligation to use the money for Bluebird or to rescind the tax before the six-year shelf life ended, as promised.