Mayor of Pink, Oklahoma not giving up on sales tax

Thursday, November 4th 2004, 3:03 pm
By: News On 6

PINK, Okla. (AP) -- The mayor of a small Pottawatomie County town isn't giving up on a proposal to implement the first sales tax.

Residents in Pink voted 365 to 259 against the sales tax during Tuesday's elections. Had it been approved, residents would've paid a 3% sales tax on items purchased with the city limits.

Mayor Tom Cox says he thinks the issue was defeated because as many half the voters didn't know they lived in Pink, which has a population of about 1,800.

Cox says the town's boundaries have expanded in recent years.

A beauty shop, a used goods store and the Spring Hill convenience store are the only businesses in the town.

Cox says he's planning to give voters another chance to approve it.