Pascagoula officials will make a second run at setting a 2 percent restaurant tax to help pay for ballfields and other recreation projects.
An election last week fell short of the 60 percent margin needed to approve the tax. About 1,350 voted, and 56 percent were for it.
The Sun Herald reports that the City Council decided Tuesday to take another shot at persuading voters to set the tax on food and drinks in restaurants. The tax would not be added to groceries.
The city attorney was ordered to prepare for a Nov. 1 special election. The first election cost the city about $11,000.
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