Mayor Bailey Signs Resolution Eliminating Business License Tax in Coronado

Coronado now has the lowest business license tax or fee of any city in San Diego County.

At the January 16 City Council meeting, the Coronado City Council moved to indefinitely suspend collection of the city’s business license tax and streamline home occupation and business occupancy permit processes.

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One Year Ago

One year ago today, I was honored to be sworn-in as the 51st Mayor of the City of Coronado. Over the past twelve months, my colleagues on the City Council and I have worked to make good on campaign promises and tackle larger regional issues as well.

Beginning this year, we placed a renewed emphasis on increased police enforcement on our busiest streets to improve traffic safety. This has resulted in an increase of speeding citations by nearly 60%, with some months seeing speeding citations almost double. While the Coronado does not receive any additional revenue from these citations, we do experience a greater level of safety as traffic moves at the speed limit.

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What SANDAG Must Do to Regain Public Trust

The San Diego Association of Governments has been plagued by scandal ever since Voice of San Diego revealed problems with its revenue forecast model, which was put forward to support Measure A, a sales tax hike on the ballot last fall.

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Recently, an independent investigation into the SANDAG revenue forecast for Measure A found that “by failing to adequately explain how and why it overestimated the Measure A revenue forecast, SANDAG lost employee morale and forfeited the public’s trust.”

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Why Coronado bridge could become deadliest in nation

Within the next year, a project to install nets underneath San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge to prevent people from committing suicide will commence. Once this project is complete, the Coronado Bridge will experience the highest number of suicides per year, and it will become the deadliest bridge in America. Last month, two people jumped from the Coronado Bridge to their deaths within 48 hours of one another. In the past 18 months, 20 other people have taken their lives. This is a story that must be told.

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Thank You

This evening, I was honored to be elected the 51st Mayor of Coronado. To be trusted with the responsibility of leading our city is incredibly humbling and I look forward to working with the entire community to move Coronado forward, while respecting our city’s unique character.

Too often in elections people find themselves voting against someone rather for someone. I truly believe we had two candidates running for mayor that gave voters someone to vote for, rather than against.

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