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“…attempts to incorporate the city were finally successful in 1939, when Pismo Beach became a sixth class city by a majority of seven votes. In 1940, worries over increased taxes led the citizens to vote to disincorporate the city. The majority was eight votes in the election.”
Excerpt from http://www.classiccalifornia.com/pismo-beach-history/ .