Ontario residents get chance to quiz leaders on sales tax

Ontario leaders will be on hand Thursday, March 29 at Four Rivers Cultural Center to answer questions about a proposed city sales tax during a Town Hall meeting sponsored by the Malheur Enterprise. (The Enterprise/File).

ONTARIO – Ontario Mayor Ron Verini said he is looking forward to a Town Hall session set Thursday, March 29, at Four Rivers Cultural Center that focuses on the city’s proposed sales tax.

The town hall, conducted by the Malheur Enterprise, begins at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Verini said the town hall will be a good way to “get the facts into the public’s hands and talk about the reasons why.”

The Ontario City Council voted last fall to impose a 1 percent sales tax within city limits. City officials say they need the money . . .