City to vote on proposed tourism tax
SOUTHAVEN — A 1 percent tourism tax is on the ballot Tuesday in Southaven.
The Commercial Appeal reports the money generated from the tax on restaurant bills is expected to pay for the proposed $35 million parks expansion and improvement plan.
The city received clearance last week from the U.S. Justice Department to hold the special election. Southaven Mayor Greg Davis says the request was a formality.
Davis says if residents approve the proposed tax, a park committee will be established to hear concerns and suggestions about parks projects.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- A BIG CHANGE: New mortgage rules seen bringing increase in pricey mobile home loans
- Analyst: KiOR Columbus plant may end up sold as scrap
- Warden who lives hundreds of miles from jail resigns
- Ex-MDEQ leader Fisher joins Butler Snow
- Jail kitchen supervisor pleads guilty to stealing food
- (UPDATE) Gov. Bryant: $1.2 billion aluminum plant is a very exciting proposition for the state of Mississippi
- WILLOUGHBY: Bernie Reed cites hard work as key to success of Reed’s Metals
- Hunting-weapons legislation passes House
- Nehi Bottling Company has been a Cleveland fixture for 85 years