PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - The second time proved to be the charm for Pascagoula's proposed restaurant tax increase.
Residents went to the polls on Tuesday, with 61 percent voting in favor of the 2 percent tax hike. When the same issue was on the ballot on August 30, it garnered 56 percent support, just short of the 60 percent needed to go on the books.
All of the proceeds from the new tax increase will go to the city's Parks and Recreation department. The department's Master Plan is more than 100 pages documenting proposed improvements to the city's athletic facilities and a plan to create a performing arts venue.
More than 2100 residents voted on Tuesday. Workers are still going through some of the absentee and affidavit ballots.