The one-cent sales tax that failed in Scott over the weekend was to fund city services. Two-thirds of the money would have gone to fire and police while the other third would have funded parks and recreation, economic development and infrastructure.
The proposal failed with a 55% against the tax and 45% for, 659 people cast their vote leaving a 12% turnout for this election. Including no one voted in five precincts. These are unofficial numbers from the Secretary of State’s Office.
“I didn’t expect it to pass,” Scott Mayor Jan-Scott Richard told The Advocate. “We’re in an anti-tax climate, and you’ve got to let the people decide. They voiced their opinions, and we’re going to have to live within our means and work with what we have.”