Alexandria scraps idea of local sales taxAn idea to impose a local sales tax in Alexandria is scrapped for now.
By: Al Edenloff, Alexandria Echo Press
An idea to impose a local sales tax in Alexandria is scrapped for now.
At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council heeded the recommendation of its legislative committee to not pursue the tax.
Last month, the council decided to explore the idea as a way of dealing with cuts in local government aid (LGA).
Read Wednesday's Echo Press to see what changed the council's mind.
Also find out about other items on the council's agenda:
--Redistricting Alexandria’s five wards to reflect population shifts.
--Help for soldiers seeking jobs after deployment.
--A local support program for military families.
--An on-sale liquor license for the Alexandria Golf Course.
--A public hearing about an application through the Small Cities Development Program.
--The latest information about Alexandria School District 206’s plan to build a new high school.
--A joint meeting between city council members and Douglas County commissioners.
--A study that would look into the costs and benefits of undertaking a historic preservation plan in the community.
--A report to study the costs of improving two downtown city parking lots.
--A report that examined the costs of a major reconstruction project on 50th Avenue.
--A resolution declaring the costs of a drainage project on Thomas Drive.