Tax-process discussed

With Sweetwater communities already talking about the need for a sixth-penny tax to complete projects within the county, a discussion took place on how the process to obtain tax approval works.

At the Sweetwater County Commission meeting Tuesday, the commissioners asked Sweetwater Deputy County Attorney John Deleon to go over the process with them.

Deleon said in order for the sixth-penny tax, also known as the specific-purpose tax, to come before the commission, it must have a two-thirds vote in favor of the tax by incorporated communities within the county. The county has six incorporated ci...


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