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Lompoc residents are encouraged to attend a special budget workshop at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lompoc City Hall.

City officials are seeking input and ideas about the 2019-2021 biennial budget. 

The workshop will be streamed live on TAP TV, channel 23, and on the city's website, www.cityoflompoc.com.

Displaying signs that carried messages such as “Votes Not Cuts” and “Services and Safety over Dictatorship and Bankruptcy,” dozens of Lompoc community members rallied in front of City Hall on Tuesday evening in an effort to get a sales tax increase put on a future ballot. The demonstration was held prior to Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Lompoc City Council, and continued a debate that has carried on for parts of two years inside City Hall.

A nonpartisan “Give Us the Vote” rally has been planned for 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in front of Lompoc City Hall. The rally, which will take place ahead of that night’s regular 6:30 p.m. meeting of the Lompoc City Council, is aimed at encouraging City Council members to place a 1-percent sales tax increase on a future ballot, a move that has been recommended by city staff as a way to generate revenue and balance the city’s budget.

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