City wants to impose restaurant tax
Published: March 10,2010
D’IBERVILLE — A 2 percent tax could be added to the checks at D’Iberville restaurants.
The council will vote today to ask the Legislature for permission to charge a tax at city restaurants and bars.
City Manager Michael Janus tells The Sun Herald that the new tax is similar to one Ocean Springs adopted. The money generated would build a new public safety center, which Janus says is sorely needed.
New roads planned by the Mississippi Department of Transportation would go through the fire station, and Janus said the police department has outgrown the former Harrison County senior building.
He says the restaurant tax would pay for a $10-million to $12-million combined facility, along with a new sports complex and tourism expenses.
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