Charleston County wants input on proposed sales tax increase

Charleston County wants input on proposed sales tax increase

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County leaders want to hear residents' input on a referendum that would increase sales tax to fund transportation projects.

According to a press release, Charleston County Government will hold a series of public meetings to talk about the proposal that will add an additional half penny sales tax, which is being considered by Charleston County Council.

Officials will be discussing this tax increase to last for the next 25 years, or until they raise the $2.1 billion. This money will help complete transportation projects that are already in progress.

The meetings will be held in an open house format; no formal presentation will be made.

All meeting will take place from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the following locations:

  • June 13, 2016 – North Charleston City Hall, 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston,
  • June 15, 2016 – West Ashley High School, 4060 West Wildcat Blvd., Charleston
  • June 20, 2016 – St. Johns High School, 1518 Main Road, Johns Island
  • June 22, 2016 – James Island Middle School, 1484 Camp Rd Charleston
  • June 23, 2016 - Jennie Moore School, 2725 Bulrush Basket Lane, Mt. Pleasant

If you have any questions about these meetings, contact the Charleston County Transportation Development department at (843) 202-6140

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