(Victorville)–Final fiscal year sales tax reconciliation figures have been released in Victorville and after four consecutive years of decline, the city registered a 5% increase, 2% increase and 3% increase for the first three quarters of last fiscal year, according to documents obtained by High Desert Daily.
The biggest surprise came in the final quarter with a 11.63% increase. A great achievement by Victorville and local economics. “This reflects a positive trend,” Victorville Mayor Ryan McEachron said when asked about the statistics. “I am optimistic that we are turning the page on negative times and judging by these numbers, I would expect other local industries to start doing well.”
One of those industries turning the page is the car sales industry, specifically the auto park in Victorville, which according to McEachronis making an important comeback. “They continue to do well and that helps our city and the creation of jobs,” McEachron said.
If the upward trends do continue, McEachron said, there is the hope that Victorville and the Victor Valley can come out of the local recession. Taxable Sales which are reported a year behind collections, have also seen increases during the last two reporting periods, according to reports.
“We will continue to work hard to keep those numbers up, this is very important to us,” McEachron stated.