Editor's note: This is the first report in a series detailing North Little Rock's plans for funding from a proposed 1 percentage point city sales tax increase. Today's focus is the permanent, one-half percent portion to fund city operations. A sales tax increase won't send North Little Rock city departments on a spending spree, but it would let the city maintain the current services it provides residents and solidify future budgets, city officials said of the upcoming tax special election.
Mayor Joe Smith met with a group of senior citizens center members at midday Thursday who generally responded positively to his reasons for proposing a higher city sales tax in North Little Rock. North Little Rock voters will decide in an Aug. 8 special election whether to raise the tax by 1 percentage point. Early voting begins Aug. 1.
North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith will take his pitch for a new city sales tax to the Patrick Hays Senior Citizens Center at noon today, the fourth of five town-hall-style meetings he has scheduled to promote the special election Aug. 8. The forum is open to the public, not just members of the senior center. The senior center building is at 401 W. Pershing Blvd. The city asks voters to approve a 1 percentage-point increase in the city's sales tax, raising it to 2 percent.
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