Commissioners say community meetings beneficial to learn about Jackson Co. one cent sales tax proposal

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SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT) -- Jackson County is looking to hold its second of a long string of community meetings soon. Commissioners say so far the meetings seem to be beneficial in getting the word out about the one cent sales tax proposal.

Jackson County held its first community meeting earlier this week in Higdon. Commissioners say the focus is on the one cent sales tax proposal. "From the turnout that we've had, we had some good questions, some good conversation with folks," Commission Chair Matthew Hodges says, "I hope that folks understood a little better about the situation, whether they support the tax or not."

Hodges says they're working to do what they can to help the community understand more about the one cent sales tax. He says the community meetings seem to be a good way to do that. "The biggest thing, as I've said before, is that we get the information out there so folks are educated on the situation, and then they can make an educated decision if and when that time comes," Hodges says.

While these meetings do primarily focus on that one cent sales tax proposal, commissioners say they are also a way for the community to express concerns or issues that those residents might be having. County leaders say so far these meetings seem to be a good way to help facilitate that discussion. "It's open for discussion for anything that may be of issue for the citizens of Jackson County," Hodges says.

The next community meeting will be held at the Rosalie Community Center on April 20th at six o'clock.

We will post the meeting dates and locations for next month when they become available.

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