Gautier voters say "No" to Pennies for Parks referendum

GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) - The city of Gautier will have to find a different way to fund improvements for its recreational facilities.

The Pennies for Parks referendum needed 60 percent of the vote to pass. The city clerk told WLOX News of the 1182 votes cast Tuesday, 54 percent were in favor of the measure; 46 percent were against it.

City officials wanted to add a two percent sales tax on restaurant food and motel/hotel rooms to fund improvements at recreational facilities in the city.

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