Santa Barbara County is pushing forward with a controversial proposal for a ballot measure for a new oil production tax.
If approved, the dollar a barrel tax on would help the cash strapped county provide more funding for things like fire protection, libraries, parks, and deferred maintenance.
But, oil companies, some business leaders, and some members of the public are blasting the idea, saying it will cost jobs.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports at a special meeting yesterday, supervisors narrowly approved moving the issue towards a final decision on whether to put it on the ballot.
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