12/4/18By H. Randolph Holder
While the Sonora City Council ponders their contribution to the Tuolumne County Economic Development Department, they need to remember that they do indeed benefit from the EDA's success through sales taxes collected. Thanks to Larry Cope at EDA all those formerly empty store fronts in the Sonora Crossroads are currently filled and generating sales tax revenues that the city enjoys. Plus the jobs that are directly or indirectly created as a result of EDA efforts benefit the city and county as wages are spent on goods and services and there is less drag on social services through unemployment. To think other wise is to ignore the facts.