New PAC to push for Ontario sales tax

Mayor Ron Verini is leading a pro-sales tax political action committee in the latest twist in the saga of the proposed levy. (The Enterprise/File)

ONTARIO – A political action committee headed by Ontario Mayor Ron Verini has already collected more than $10,000 to promote the city’s 1 percent sales tax.

“Citizens for a Better Ontario” formed in January and lists Verini as its director. The treasurer is listed as Charlene Pellend of Ontario.

The competing political action committee, STOP The New Sales Tax, opened with a contribution of $4,913 and had a balance recently after legal expenses of $2,564.

The competing political action committees are focused on one measure on the primary ballot in May – the proposed Ontario sales tax. Only voters in Ontario will have a say in the . . .