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Pascagoula will vote restaurant tax to promote recreation

Pascagoula voters will decide next week whether to add a 2 percent restaurant tax that would fund citywide recreation.

Stan Flint, a marketing expert hired to get Tuesday’s referendum passed, tells The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/2biuPtH) the biggest proponents of the tax on restaurant and fast-food bills are the parents and recreation-league presidents who want to see improvement to ballfields.

He said other supporters include businesses and Resurrection Catholic School parents.

Flint said the money generated from the pass-through tax — $800,000 to $1.2 million a year — will support all types of recreation, including walking trails, but upgrades and improvements to existing buildings and ballfields will come first. He says some of them need to be brought up to Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

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