By The Leader Staff
Lemoore council members tackle sales tax measure and westside housing development

The four-members Lemoore City Council may not have much on their agenda tonight, but if council members approve a pair of key items on the agenda, their actions could have a profound effect on the community.

The regular council meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.

Lemoore's governing body will vote up or down on a measure to allow a one-percent sales tax measure on the November general election ballot, which, if passed by voters, could generate about $1.8 million annually for Lemoore's police and fire departments. The "specific" tax would require a two-thirds vote of Lemoore's voters to pass. The measure is expected to sunset after seven years.

The council will also take on the United States Navy again when it considers a proposal to build 362 homes directly east of West Hills College Lemoore. Council members, at their last meeting, effectively tabled the matter when the council failed to provide a motion, a move that allows the city to re-visit the issue.