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$746M in Manteca retail sales projected for fiscal year
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Manteca’s municipal spending plan is based in part on the conservative projection that taxable retail sales will hit $746 million in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

Under California law, Manteca will receive sales tax equivalent to one percent of that amount – or $7.46 million – to help pay for general fund services. The half-cent Measure M public safety tax is expected to generate $3.8 million while property taxes are anticipated to hit $9.3 million.

Other taxes collected by the city and the amount they are expected to generate by the time the current fiscal year ends include $135,000 from the gas franchise fee, $500,000 from the electrical franchise fee, $425,000 from the hotel room tax, $200,000 from the documentary stamp tax, $200,000 from the public safety tax that is part of the sales tax the state collects, $200,000 in excise tax, $518,000 in business licenses, and $490,550 in landscape maintenance district taxes.

License and permits are expected to generate $570,000 from cable TV service, $129,700 from animal licenses, $350,000 from building permits, and $4,500 from taxi and transportation permits.

Fines and forfeitures are expected to bring in $100,000 from local ordinance violations, $10,000 from other fines and forfeitures, $180,000 from traffic safety and vehicle code fines, and $3,500 from alcohol lab fines.

Roughly 75 percent of all municipal services including public safety related services and capital projects are covered by user fees, grants or monies collected that are restricted to specific uses. The balance or 25 percent comes from taxes paid by the general public.

Under the Gann Limit adopted by voters in 1979 that put an appropriation limit on expenditures that cities can fund using tax dollars, Manteca is allowed a maximum of $45.5 million for tax proceeds.

Manteca is getting $23,847,606 this fiscal year from taxes. That means Manteca is under the Gann Limit by $21,735,889.

The Gann Limit was designed as a follow up to Proposition 13 that limited property taxes.

To contact Dennis Wyatt, e-mail