Shopping that originates in a local business will return 1 cent of every dollar spent to directly support important services from the City of Brea. Police and Fire protection and Public Works projects are examples of things that everyone relies upon. Such services receive funding from sales tax proceeds. That small fraction of sales tax that remains within a community can really add up to make a difference. Tax receipts from online purchases do not stay in the town where a sale originates.
Brea is fortunate to offer a wide range of retail, restaurant and entertainment options to satisfy needs of most consumers. Rather than guess about size or quality of online goods, you can visit nearby locations of many retailers. The “Shop Brea” message encourages people to get out and interact with people for shopping, shows and dining. Such personal contacts help spread holiday cheer that you won’t find online. Plus, each local transaction benefits your city in ways you can appreciate.