Downtown Angels Camp

Voters in Angels Camp Tuesday approved increasing the tax applied to people staying in area hotels to 12 percent from 10 percent. 

The increase is expected to generate $200,000 a year. The city has a $12.2 million annual budget, which includes $3.9 million in the general fund.

Known as transient occupancy tax, the revenue will go toward police, fire, public works and economic development, all items paid for through the general fund.

The vote was 625 in favor, 128 opposed. Thirty-one percent of registered voters cast ballots in the special election.

Voters also approved appointing the city clerk and treasurer, rather than those positions being elected. 

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