The 1.0% sales tax applies only to goods and services within Grover Beach, such as bars, restaurants, gasoline and retail stores like clothing stores. It does not apply to most groceries or the services of a doctor, dentist or attorney. Read this resource from The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) for full details about sales tax exemptions and exclusions.
It is estimated that the average cost per household could be $16 per month and that visitors to Grover Beach could generate approximately 40% of the revenue. The new sales tax would begin on April 1, 2021 for a partial-year implementation in FY 2020-21 and full implementation in FY 2021-22.