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Richland County Penny Sales Tax Informational Meeting Held Today

The public is invited to learn more about the proposed transportation penny sales tax today at Friarsgate Park.

An informational meeting on Richland County's proposed transportation penny sales tax will be held today at 6 p.m.

Richland County staff are campaigning across the county to educate voters about the November referendum to increase the county's sales tax to 8 percent. 

The increase — a penny per dollar on most purchases for the next 22 years — is estimated to generate more than $1 billion to be used for the bus system, roadways, bike paths, and pedestrian greenway projects. 

A complete list of projects can be found here

The meeting will be held at Friarsgate Park, 1712 Chadford Road, Irmo.

If you miss tonight's meeting, the next session is scheduled for 6 pm. on Wednesday at the Richland County Public Library, 1431 Assembly Street, Columbia. 

For more information on the referendum and to get a look at the ballot question for November, visit the Richland County government website

To schedule an educational presentation from county staff, or if you have questions or comments, call 803-576-2050 or e-mail transportationpenny@rcgov.us.

John H September 18, 2012 at 06:02 PM
It sounds like a nice idea but the sales tax is already at 7%. Should this pass, it would place Richland County at the top of the tax rates among the counties in the State. I say not now, maybe when one of the other pennies falls off.

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