The City of Cannon Beach wants to place a sales tax on restaurant meals and other prepared foods.

Here are some reasons to vote “NO” on Measure 4-210, an unfair, unpredictable Sales Tax on Meals:


A Sales Tax on Meals Takes Money from Restaurant Workers

Restaurant workers compete for tip income when taxes appear on receipts. After a year of COVID-19, it is immoral to take income from frontline workers trying to put food on the table for their families.


A Sales Tax on Meals During a Global Pandemic is Unpredictable and Wrong

No industry was more negatively impacted by COVID-19 than the hospitality industry. Massive layoffs of employees, complete shutdowns or limited hours of operation, limits on indoor dining and increased prices or shortages from suppliers have all contributed to devastate the restaurant industry. During any economic downturn and with closures still happening monthly, sales will decline and so will funding from this sales tax on meals.


A Sales Tax On Meals Will Impact Residents

The goal of this sales tax on meals is to tax visitors to Cannon Beach but residents are the ones who will really pay. Residents will pay the sales tax on meals every time they go out to eat with friends and family unless they choose to stop patronizing local restaurants in favor of establishments outside the city limits.


A Sales Tax on Meals Is Unfair

Picking on a single industry like restaurants in Cannon Beach and asking them to shoulder the burden for services everyone will use is unfair.  The South County is served by the Fire District but only restaurants in Cannon Beach are being taxed to provide funds. A 5% sales tax on meals in Cannon Beach is like asking one neighborhood to pay property taxes for the rest of the county.

A better solution would be an Economic Improvement District or similar mechanism where the burden of raising revenue falls more broadly than on just struggling local restaurants.

Please Vote “NO" on Measure 4-210
and reject this unfair Sales Tax on Meals.

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Vote NO!

  • Vote NO to hurting local residents!
  • Vote NO to an unfair sales tax on restaurants!
  • Vote NO to hurting restaurant employees and their families!
  • Vote NO to targeting small business operators!
  • Vote NO because there is a better solution!
  • Vote NO on Measure 4-210!

Show Your Support

Write a letter to the editor, talk to your neighbors, take a lawn sign or donate to the campaign and show your support for residents, restaurant employees and small business by voting NO!


Your contribution will help our campaign defeat this unfair, unpredictable Sales Tax on Meals!

Please mail checks made out to “ORLALAC” to
8565 SW Salish Ln., Ste. 120
Wilsonville, OR 97070

ORLALAC is a Political Action Committee dedicated to supporting or opposing local candidates and/or measures on behalf of the hospitality industry.

Show Your Support for Residents and Restaurant Employees.

Vote NO on Measure 4-210 and Reject this Unfair Sales Tax on Meals!