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Greenville County Road Tax Referendum “Gutted”

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Greenville County Council is putting a proposed Nov. 2014 referendum on hold that would have let you decide if you wanted to raise the sales tax by one percent for road repairs. Greenville County Council is putting a proposed Nov. 2014 referendum on hold that would have let you decide if you wanted to raise the sales tax by one percent for road repairs.
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. -

Greenville County Council is putting a proposed Nov. 2014 referendum on hold that would have let you decide if you wanted to raise the sales tax by one percent for road repairs.

County council member Joe Dill said the proposal has been “gutted,” as the council removed all references to a referendum.

Instead, the council decided to create a citizens committee of 18 people. That committee will create a road and project list of the biggest problems they see in the county.

The council will then decide what to do about it, whether it’s a referendum or something else.

The 12 Greenville County Council members will each appoint one person to that committee. City leaders will appoint six. All must be non-elected officials.

If you want to be considered, contact your county council member or city hall.

It could take 45 days to form the committee.


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