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The Pima County Sales Tax Advisory Committee has scheduled seven public meetings around the county in December and January to the give the public a chance to provide feedback on whether the board of supervisors should adopt a countywide sales tax. State law allows county boards of supervisors to enact up to a half-cent-per-dollar sales tax via a unanimous board vote. Locally, the meeting will be on the 7th of December from 6 PM to 7 PM at the Cienega High School Student Union, 12775 E. MaryAnn Cleveland Way.

The board of supervisors created the committee to answer three questions:

  1. Should the board adopt a half-cent sales tax for the purposes of accelerating road repair throughout the county, including within cities and towns?
  2. Should the board use any portion of the revenues from a sales tax to reduce county primary property taxes?
  3. Should the sales tax be permanent or temporary?

The complete public meeting schedule is can be found on the Pima County Sales Tax Advisory Committee website. The page can be found at this site: http://webcms.pima.gov/government/clerk_of_the_board/boards_commissions_and_committees, look for the link to the Sales Tax Advisory Committee.

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