Mayor wants informed voters before sales tax vote

Mayor wants informed voters before sales tax vote

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The City of Jonesboro continued the push Monday night to get citizens on board with a proposed one-cent sales tax increase.

There was a public forum at the Jonesboro High School Performing Arts Center Monday night.

It allowed residents to ask questions they wanted answered.

Storyboards were set up detailing each project the city hopes to accomplish with the help of the sales tax.

According to Mayor Harold Perrin, the 20 projects they're looking at will cost approximately $240 million.

Karen Morgan went to the meeting, not just to get information for herself, but for her neighbors and family as well.

"Not just to pass it to them but to help them understand it and to think more clearly about the information and not just the emotional aspect of "No, we're in an economic downturn" or "Yes, we're in an upswing" and understand things better," Morgan said.

The special election for the proposed one-cent sales tax will take place Nov. 10.

But before that happens, there will be two more public forums to inform the citizens of Jonesboro.

Those will take place the next two Mondays.

A forum will be held at the Jonesboro Public Works Facility on Dan Avenue Oct. 5.

And on Monday, Oct. 12, the meeting will take place at the Nettleton Performing Arts Center.

For more information on the proposed sales tax, you can go to this website. 

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