County Commissioners Discuss Half Cent Sales Tax Increase
Today, the County Commissioners along with the Chamber of Commerce and the trust for public land discussed the prospect of a half cent sales tax increase initiative on the November ballot.
If the measure is passed, the extra funds will be used for constructing recreation facilities and buying environmentally sensitive land. Commissioner Rodney Long says the msot important issue that will be discussed at today's meeting is not whether the measure will make it to the ballot, but how long the proposed measure will last.
"If you do a two year levy, that means you have to come back and ask the voters to reauthorize either for conservation and acts of recreation or for any other new measures. So we don't know what the actual length of the levy is going to be," said Long.
This meeting is a follow up of a meeting that took place two weeks ago in which results from a study conducted by the Chamber of Commerce were revealed and showed that most county residents would support the sales tax increase.
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