San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Robert “Bob” Lovingood voted last month to increase the vehicle license fees allowed in San Bernardino County. Over the next ten years, the tax increase cost residents about $34 million.
The proposal was strongly supported by San Bernardino County’s Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux, who pushed it through the Board of Supervisors so to add additional revenue to the county’s 2015/2016 recommended $5.1 billion budget. The increase will in part pay for updated fingerprinting equipment and fund vehicle theft suppression.
Lovingood was the only Republican to vote in favor of the tax increase. Supervisor Janice Rutherford voted against the increase while Supervisor Curt Hagman abstained.
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