Sales Tax Distribution Change Should Benefit Central Carolina CC

Lynn Russo Whylly's picture
Thursday, February 21, 2013

A change in Lee County (N.C.)'s sales tax distribution method would be more agreeable to at least one Lee County Commissioner as long as a portion of the funds support the local community college.

Commissioner Robert Reives, who has previously voted to keep the current sales tax distribution method —  a per capita basis, as opposed to the ad valorem basis some commissioners favor — said Monday he'd be more inclined to support changing the method if Central Carolina Community College received 50 percent of the funds. 

"I am at peace with myself allowing my vote to remain as we have currently done (the sales tax distribution) in the past," Reives said Tuesday after the commissioners' meeting Monday night. "However, I think there is a need to start making more contributions to the community college."

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