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City votes to seek restaurant tax approval

D’IBERVILLE — The D’Iberville council has voted unanimously to ask for a referendum on a 2 percent food and beverage tax for the city.

The referendum would have to be approved by the state Legislature and the tax would then have to be approved by at least 60 percent of city voters.

City Manager Michael Janus said Tuesday he talked to some of his former colleagues in the Legislature after the previous 4-2 vote and they said the proposal didn’t have much life expectancy without a unanimous vote. The regular session in Jackson is set to end in early April.

Janus said the referendum would allow residents to decide whether the tax should be levied to raise funds for a new police and fire building, sports facilities and tourist promotions.


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