At the Okaloosa County Schoolboard meeting on Feb. 8, 2010, Dr Alexis Tibbitts proposed a 1/2 cent sales tax increase. This money for Capital Improvements. A part of capital improvements Is new an upgraded technology( read new computer toys). This new tax would generate $13.5M. That is a 7 1/2 % increase. It is an additional $45 per year for each tax payer. There was only one no vote cast by Mr. Howard Hill. Mr. Hill also suggested that this tax sunset after three or four years and that was voted down. Then it was suggested that the board look for outside people and money to campaign for this tax increase.
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