Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Few Vote, Sales Tax Hike Approved

With little to no news coverage of the event, city officials won approval of a sales tax increase in Morristown on Tuesday. A of 1,504 voted in the special election. Some 979 voted yes on the measure with 525 voting no. The referendum wins approval, but could not get even 15% of city voters to come to the polls.

Does one vote matter? A few hundred certainly does.

The vote means property taxes will drop 15 cents from a recent 40 cent increase. How long until that amount increases? With ever-rising city government costs and an a community unconcerned with voting, I'd say the increase will happen as soon as possible with no fear of repercussion.

1 comment:

  1. paige8:00 AM

    Joe,
    AFAIK, their plan has always been to raise the proprety taxes back again next year. Of course, our old reliable Citizen Tribune never really gets around to reporting that part of the story . . .

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