First quarter over quarter increase in four years
January 24, 2011 5:06 PM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • Net sales tax revenue to the city was up more than 5 percent for the third quarter, officials said Monday — the first time Victorville has posted a quarter-over-quarter increase in four years.

“It’s not a huge jump, but any increase in sales tax is very good for the city of Victorville,” Mayor Ryan McEachron said.

Net sales tax due to the city for July through September 2009 was $2.63 million, Deputy City Manager Doug Robertson reported. Victorville was owed $2.77 million for the third quarter of 2010, for an increase of 5.22 percent quarter over quarter.

“We’re seeing people spend disposable income that they have, where in the past they were not,” McEachron said, noting fuller restaurants and busier car lots.

Auto sales were a key factor in the recent sales tax growth, officials said.

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