Owasso sales tax election set for October 14th

Tuesday, September 30th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Voters in one Green Country community will soon hit the polls to decide if a current one-penny sales tax should be made permanent.

A one-cent tax, which has been in place for 20 years, is used exclusively for capital improvements. If it's made permanent, the city will use the money for things like street improvements and new fire stations. Opponents don't like the idea of making the tax permanent.

Supporters say it's needed to keep up with growth. Owasso city manager Rodney Ray, “can't be spent on operations. Can't be spent on my salary, or police cars or things like that. Only for the basic infrastructure needs that this community has to match our almost phenomenal growth."

The election is scheduled for October 14th.