Richland to fund sales tax information campaign

August 1, 2012 

Richland County will spend up to $50,000 to inform voters about projects that would be funded by the proposed penny-on-the-dollar sales tax for transportation.

Tuesday, the council gave a final vote of approval on the allocation, reversing course from two years ago, when members declined to pay for voter materials.

In other action, the council delayed until September a discussion of allowing the recreation commission to take on $5 million in extra debt for park maintenance. Under its rules, only items considered “time sensitive” were taken up Tuesday, a cleanup session before the council takes the month of August off.

-- Dawn Hinshaw

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