Mayor Cancels Sale Tax Hike Proposal



(8-6-14) Mayor Beutler has decided there isn't enough City Council support to ask that a 1/4 cent sales tax increase go onto the November ballot. Council chair, Doug Emery, tells KFOR NEWS he would have voted to put it on the ballot. The mayor needed a "super majority", meaning 5 of 7 council votes. A 1/4 cent increase in the sale tax rate would have generated around $11 million a year.

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