First forum to be held Monday for Jonesboro sales tax proposals

First forum to be held Monday for Jonesboro sales tax proposals

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The City of Jonesboro will hold three events to provide information and get feedback from residents about two sales tax proposals that will be decided in a special election on Nov. 10.

According to a press release from the city, the first event for wards 1 and 4 will be 6:30 Monday night at the Jonesboro High School Auditorium.

The other two meetings will be on the following two Mondays.

The meeting for wards 2 and 3 will begin at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Jonesboro Public Works Facility, 2601 Dan Avenue.

The forum for wards 5 and 6 will be on Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m., at the Nettleton Performing Arts Center.

All forums are open to the public, but the presentations will be geared towards projects in the specific wards.

Jonesboro Mayor Herold Perrin will present the information and a panel comprised of the mayor, Jonesboro Attorney Robert Jones and former Jonesboro Chief Financial Officer Ben Barylske will take questions from the public.

Questions on the November ballot will include 7/8 of the 1 percent sales tax to fund the city's street and bridge improvement projects and 1/8 of the tax to finance economic development efforts.

If approved by voters, the sales tax would sunset in 2026.

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