City Council Approves Sales Tax Incentive Deal With Cabe Toyota

by Tiffany Rider, Staff Writer

The Long Beach City Council on May 10 approved long time auto dealer Cabe Toyota for the city’s sales tax incentive agreement program. The program allows businesses which expand or remodel, and which generate above $5 million in taxable sales, to share up to 50 percent of the sales tax generated in excess of a predetermined sales tax base.

The dealership, which opened in 1966 and employs more than 80 people, requested support from the city in order to remodel and expand its operation at 2895 Long Beach Blvd. The expansion is expected to cost at least $3 million.

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Toyota Launches Online Order System For New Plug-in Prius

by Tiffany Rider, Staff Writer

The auto maker dominating the Southern California market recently announced the first phase of an online order system for its all-new plug-in hybrid vehicle.

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc., launched http://www.toyota.com/plugin on Earth Day, April 22, providing an online avenue for customers to get priority registration for the Prius Plug-in. The site offers customers first access to the online order system when it becomes available later this year.

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