County seeks help for specific purpose tax

After last year’s proposed 1% general purpose tax was voted down in a special election, Sweetwater County’s Board of County Commissioners wants to handle things differently when it comes to this year’s proposed specific purpose tax initiative. In order to do this, the commissioners voted to retain professional services to help present the tax initiative to the public.

“In the last tax initiative, the public didn’t feel like they were heard beforehand,” Commissioner Lauren Schoenfeld said during Tuesday’s meeting. She said working with another group will “allow us to get the public’s input prio...


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