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CLIPBOARD : Cigarette Tax Revenue

Revenue from the California cigarette tax dropped statewide 8.3% in fiscal year 1989-90 from the year before, and Orange County did not escape the trend. Countywide, revenue dipped 7.8% from fiscal 1988-89 to 1989-90, and almost all the cities registered declines as well. The only exception was in Mission Viejo, where revenue increased 9.4%. The largest municipal decrease was 16.7% in Los Alamitos. Here’s how the cities compare for the last two fiscal years:

City 1988-89 1989-90 % Change Anaheim $717,734 $655,237 -8.7 Brea 116,764 108,919 -6.7 Buena Park 203,627 182,881 -10.2 Costa Mesa 414,651 378,782 -8.7 Cypress 91,744 83,160 -9.4 Dana Point *30,934 69,352 +124 Fountain Valley 121,599 112,110 -7.8 Fullerton 302,663 274,364 -9.4 Garden Grove 335,874 296,999 -11.6 Huntington Beach 459,756 404,095 -12.1 Irvine 375,684 354,847 -5.5 Laguna Beach 54,146 51,763 -4.4 Laguna Niguel N/A **45,235 -- La Habra 115,582 102,227 -11.6 La Palma 28,227 25,650 -9.1 Los Alamitos 42,386 35,297 -16.7 Mission Viejo 158,845 173,818 +9.4 Newport Beach 230,226 210,936 -8.4 Orange 364,863 355,079 -2.7 Placentia 87,115 77,209 -11.4 San Clemente 75,527 71,571 -5.2 San Juan Capistrano 61,668 60,135 -2.5 Santa Ana 659,074 599,069 -9.1 Seal Beach 48,097 43,109 -10.4 Stanton 67,460 61,212 -9.3 Tustin 139,766 135,934 -2.7 Villa Park 10,962 9,898 -9.7 Westminster 197,371 174,692 -11.5 Yorba Linda 74,794 71,366 -4.6 County government 514,362 401,114 -22.0 COUNTY TOTAL $6,101,499 $5,626,061 -7.8

*Incorporated during the fiscal year and received revenues for only one month **Incorporated during the fiscal year and received revenues for four months Source: State Board of Equalization


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