New Sales Tax Goes into Effect for Sacramento’s Handle District

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It has been three years since the Sacramento City Council approved an additional 1.5 percent tax in midtown's Handle District.

The Handle District consists of 30 businesses, 14 of which are restaurants between 18th and 19th and Capitol and L.

Sacramento residents like Michelle Sweezey have mixed feelings about the tax.

"I can see how it wold help the community... but what about other neighborhoods?" she asked while chowing down on a burger at the Handle District's Broderick Burger.

The taxes raise about $150,000 a year for the neighborhood. The money is spent on various items including sidewalk cleanliness, additional street lights and bike racks, art work, and additional security.