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Find out what’s behind the Ontario sales tax at Town Hall

The Malheur Enterprise will host a Town Hall on Thursday, March 29, regarding the city's sales tax proposal at Four Rivers Cultural Center. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

ONTARIO – Local citizens get a chance to quiz city officials and learn more about Ontario’s proposed sales tax a public forum scheduled for Thursday, March 29.

The Sales Tax Town Hall, conducted by the Malheur Enterprise, will be held at the Four Rivers Cultural Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a program starting at 6 p.m.

The Ontario City Council voted last fall to impose a 1 percent sales tax within city limits. City officials say they need the money to avoid layoffs and to expand city services. Opponents, however, have put a measure on the May primary ballot to rescind the tax.

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