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Long Beach Considers Phone Tax, Parcel Tax

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Following in the footsteps of Los Angeles (even calling it a fiscal emergency and all, too) and other area cities, LA County's second largest city, Long Beach, will consider putting a phone tax on November's ballot at a meeting Tuesday night. The City Council will also vote on placing a parcel tax on the ballot that would raise $571 million for an infrastructure plan that would improve "improve hundreds of miles of streets, sidewalks and alleys, as well as to renovate and construct fire stations, libraries, community centers and other facilities," according to the Press Telegram.