Letters to the Editor April 28, 2009
Last Modified: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 12:57 a.m.
Change sales tax distribution rules
EDITOR: In these hard times, I commend the New Hanover County commissioners for seeking voter approval of the measure to raise income with the quarter-cent sales tax increase (which puts the burden on all and not just property owners), but I say let’s work together to say yes to this only if the commissioners will agree to changing the formula for sales tax distribution for the city of Wilmington.
To date, the city gets the least benefit from sales tax but generates the most income in the county. If we raise the sales tax, then we at least ought to have a better distribution method. So, band together and say yes to the quarter-cent only if the commissioners will work together with the city to have a better distribution of sales tax.
Then everyone wins, and we all succeed!
Lenwood S. “Bo” Dean Jr.