Do you want to pay more taxes? Do you want to grow county government? Those questions will be answered by Georgetown County voters on the Nov. 6 sales tax referendum.
Georgetown County now spends $62.5 million per year. The proposed new sales tax would impose $5.5 million of additional taxes per year, a 9 percent increase.
To sell the new sales tax, a list of projects will appear on the ballot. The list was politically designed to gain support for a new sales tax. But most of the projects were already part of the county’s capital improvement programs. So the important projects will be built whether or not a new sales tax is approved.
The writer lives in Georgetown.