City council gives nod to sales tax for Progress Hattiesburg
Published: January 8,2014
Tags: Citizens for Economic Development Act, city, city government, City of Hattiesburg, community development, Hattiesburg City Council, infrastructure, Johnny Dupree, Mississippi Legislature, Progress Hattiesburg, Sales Tax
HATTIESBURG — The Hattiesburg City Council lent its support to a bill that would provide a process for Mississippi cities to raise revenue through an optional sales tax that would be earmarked for infrastructure projects.
The question is whether the Legislature will be interested in supporting the “Citizens for Economic Development Act.”
The Hattiesburg American reports the council voted 5-0 yesterday on a resolution backing the introduction and passage of the act, but it was not enthralled with the prospects.
Mayor Johnny DuPree, whose Hattiesburg-specific Progress Hattiesburg initiative in 2007 died in a Senate committee, said he would remain hopeful but not particularly optimistic about CEDA.
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