County Council again mulling sales tax referendum

From staff reports

A special sales tax referendum may go back to the voters in November after the issue was widely rejected by county voters last year.

The Council agreed Monday night to create a citizens task force to consider the issue, including whether to have a referendum since the addition 1 percent sales tax was vetoed by 73 percent of the county voters last November.

Several council members suggested delaying the vote until 2023 or 2024 but the majority wanted to move forward with a task force because of road improvement needs.

The 16-member committee will be made up of an appointee from each of the 11 county council districts and one from each of the five municipalities.

County officials want the nominees by February 11 with a goal of late April for the task force to begin its work.

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