Auburn city council to consider sales tax ordinance

Source: City of Auburn

Auburn, Ala. - The Auburn City Council will consider an ordinance to raise the local sales tax by one penny at the June 21, 2011 Council meeting. Consideration of the ordinance follows recent public presentations to the Council analyzing current revenue trends, core service needs and the need for new school facilities.

Auburn Mayor Bill Ham, Jr. said "In the last few years the City has seen weakened revenues and we have trimmed the budget in response. Now we're considering very carefully how best to continue to provide the services that citizens expect, from annual road resurfacing to projects such as the replacement of Moore's Mill Bridge and the commercial revitalization of Opelika Road. We're committed to maintaining the City's infrastructure, the economic development efforts that keep the local job market and economy strong, and the quality of Auburn City Schools."

Citizens who wish to speak before the Council about the sales tax ordinance will have an opportunity to do so during the Citizen's Communications portions of upcoming Council meetings. June Council meetings are scheduled for June 7 and June 21 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers on 141 North Ross Street.