Today is a special election day in Fayetteville. Voters have the opportunity to provide their input on whether or not the city should renew its one-cent sales tax.
- Nothing new: Implemented in 1993, and renewed twice since that date, the question on the table is whether it should be renewed again. Annually, the tax generates around $22.5m, split between a general operation fund and a capital improvement fund.
- Before you vote: If it fails, many of the city's basic operations will be forced to scale back significantly. Most of the money from this tax goes towards salaries for city employees and up to 150 jobs could be lost.
Read more about Fayetteville's one-cent sales tax and where to vote HERE.