GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) — Gautier's recreation commission chairman is taking to the streets to campaign for a hospitality tax to support parks and recreation development.
The Mississippi Press (http://bit.ly/16Yaoh7 ) that Larry Dailey and his wife, Vivian, were in front of Jerry Lee's Grocery in Gautier on Saturday, giving out flyers about the proposal and Tuesday's non-binding referendum.
Mayor Tommy Fortenberry and the City Council decided last week to postpone a binding vote on the levy until August. They were worried that a low turnout could hurt the chance of getting the 60 percent majority vote needed for the 2 percent tax on hotel, restaurant and bar sales. They plan a special election in August.
Dailey's flyer listed some of the things the tax would pay for.
He told people that groceries won't be taxed.