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Orange County commissioners will hear from public on tax hike proposal

Posted March 1, 2011

The Orange County Board of Commissioners is considering asking voters to approve a one-quarter cent increase in the county sales tax.

A public comment period on the proposal will be held during the board's regular meeting March 15  at 7 p.m. at the Southern Human Services Center, 2501 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill.

Should the board go through with the plan, Orange County voters would decide whether to pass the increase in a referendum Nov. 8. Any tax increase would take effect April 1, 2012.

According to county research, a quarter-cent hike would raise an estimated $2.5 million annually.

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  • Sophie Lowe Mar 1, 2011

    Those silly liberals can't accept the fact that it has been voted down twice! Mommy,mommy I want my entitlements, please raise the taxes mommy! Lol how pitiful.

  • tommys5 Mar 1, 2011

    They seem to not mention the fact that to have this special election it will cost the tax payers $80,000. ( They spent$40,000 during the last election) in which they were told NO by the People of the county. If they would handle the money correctly there would be no need of a tax increase. They can't handle their own money. During the last election a running county commissioner was unopposed and still she went out and had campaign signs posted everywhere. Was she not going to vote for herself?

  • citizensoldier16 Mar 1, 2011

    What?! They already tried this last November, and IT GOT VOTED DOWN!!

  • haleibc Mar 1, 2011

    Sure they will hear, but like all politicians, they will not listen.

  • Alex25 Mar 1, 2011

    Communist Orange County raising taxes? No way....