Theus sets meeting to explain tax increase proposal

Charles Theus is having a community meeting next week to try to drum up community support for a new tax he wants to impose on Southside residents.

Theus wants to impose a .55 percent sales tax on Southside residents to bring in about a million dollars a year for the South Side Economic Development District. However, the State Bonding Commission wants the SEDD to have a letter of support from the Monroe City Council.

Theus said Wednesday that Tuesday night he received verbal commitments from councilwoman Juanita Woods and Councilman Eddie Clark. However, Councilman Kenneth Wilson says he wan


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