Public Hearing Held On Downtown Business Tax

10:56 PM, Oct 7, 2013   |    comments
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WINSTON-SALEM - City Council held a public hearing Monday night for people to voice opinions on the proposed downtown improvement district.

Council Member Dan Besse said property owners would pay a tax of nine cents for every one-hundred dollars of taxable property. The money raised by the tax district would be spent on extra security and cleaning.

Besse told WFMY News 2  fifteen people spoke at the hearing, with only one person speaking out in opposition. The majority of the people present said they'd be willing to pay extra for late-night security and a cleaner downtown.

City Council is set to vote to put the tax on 2014-2015 budget next month.  

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