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Mayor wants 'trial run' of hotel/restaurant tax next month

GAUTIER — At the end of the this week’s Gautier City Council meeting, Mayor Tommy Fortenberry made a motion to use the June 4 ballot as a “trial run” for the 2 percent tax-levy issue.

Fortenberry said he was concerned at the low turnout of the primary election and wants to make sure residents are fully educated on the issue.

He said this poll vote will allow city officials to see how the community feels about the tax. If it has support, it will be reintroduced for final vote on the August ballot.

The levy would be a 2 percent tax on hotel stays, prepared food and adult beverages.

The additional money would fund improvements in Gautier’s recreation department.

The Sun Herald reports the council unanimously approved the motion.


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