Letters to the Editor

Georgetown County doesn’t need new sales tax

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.