TOP VIDEO: 1-Cent Sales Tax

Every Citrus County Commission meeting, the issue of a one-cent sales tax comes up like clockwork, and from a variety of angles.

Some are pushing for a one-cent sales tax to be put on the ballot, with the stipulation revenues would only be used for residential road resurfacing.

But commissioners are reluctant to allow another tax because the political winds aren't blowing that way. (August 22, 2017)


Commissioners: No new sales tax

Every time the Citrus County commission meets, there's always someone speaking at the "Open to the Public" dais trying to get commissioners to raise money for road resurfacing by instituting a one-cent sales tax.

The answer to that from county commissioners at every meeting is "no," and it was no different at Tuesday's commission meeting.

County sets July 22 public hearing for road tax referendum

Jeff Rogers, Citrus County Public Works Director

The Citrus County Commission on Tuesday voted 4-1 to host a public hearing at 2:45 p.m. on July 22 in the commission's chambers in Inverness for a proposed road tax to be placed on the November ballot. Commissioner Scott Adams voted against it.

The proposed tax would be separate from the county's road tax, which normally are used to maintain and resurface county roads. Basically, Public Works Director Jeff Rogers said, the new tax would take the form of a sales tax. Its lifecycle would be limited to 20 years, Rogers said.

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