Sunday’s editorial weighs in on the proposal to allow local municipalities to raise the accommodations tax to pay for beach renourishment projects:
Beach renourishment will always be a concern for our area, as it will for every developed coastal community. Especially if the recommendations of the recently completed report of the state’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Shoreline Management are adopted, abandoning the state’s 20-year policy of beach retreat, continued renourishment will be a given.
But do we need a higher tax to pay for it? No. Not now. Hopefully not later.