City wants legislators to approve vote on restaurant/bar tax
by Associated Press
Published: March 10,2012
Tags: bars, city council, councilman, councilmen, councilwoman, economic development, entertainment, hospitality, legislative branch, legislators, Legislature, municipal government, nightclubs, recreation, restaurants, state government, taxes, taxpayers, tourism, tourists, visitors
GAUTIER — The Gautier City Council has approved a resolution asking for legislative authority to hold a referendum on a 1 percent tax on restaurant and bar sales to fund recreation, economic development and tourism promotion.
The Mississippi Press reports the vote without comment at yesterday’s council meeting is for a “local and private bill” in the Legislature. If approved, the referendum would be on the May 2013 municipal ballot.
City manager Samantha Abell says the 1 percent sales tax is projected to produce $164,500 in revenue, which would be added to the current parks and recreation budget of $164,000.
Abell said 80 percent of the current parks and recreation budget is for salaries and maintenance.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
One Response to “City wants legislators to approve vote on restaurant/bar tax”
Top Posts & Pages
- Chris McDaniel gets a thank you note from Travis Childers
- Senate passes teacher pay raise legislation
- Pickering collects more money from failed beef plant project
- Lawmakers debating alternative to Medicaid expansion
- The First acquiring Alabama bank in cash/stock deal
- Todd Smith's Spin Cycle — Not milk! It’s end of era for milk industry’s iconic ‘Got Milk?’ campaign
- States settle with manufacturers in DRAM price-fixing case
- District at Eastover takes shape with financing in place, tenant signings under way
- MBJ's Businesswoman of the Year never expected her career to take this path
- Mississippi ag aviation plays a critical role in production and profitability