PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - Voters in Pascagoula may soon be going back to the polls to vote on a 2 percent tax increase on prepared foods.
City manager Joe Huffman tells WLOX News Now city council members have instructed the city attorney to move forward on holding a second vote on Nov. 1. The first vote on Aug. 30 - which needed 60 percent to pass - failed with 56 percent of the voters saying yes to the increase.
The money raised by the increase, about $1 million per year, would be used to improve recreational and athletic facilities in the city.
City leaders say a second vote is needed because some voters were confused about where to vote the first time around, and didn't cast ballots.