Local Option Tax To Be Discussed By Ky. Mayors

Dec 12, 2013

An upcoming forum will explore a proposed constitutional amendment that would give Ky. cities and counties the authority to impose a local sales tax.

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The forum, presented by Kenton Mayors Group will offer information to the region's elected officials, who may consider asking the General Assembly to allow a vote on the constitutional change in November 2014.

The Kentucky Enquirer reports a representative from the Louisville mayor's office is also expected to attend the Saturday forum. Mayor Greg Fischer supports the local option sales tax.

Under current Kentucky law, cities and counties are not allowed to impose sales taxes. But some officials say it's necessary to raise money for local projects when state funding is unavailable.

Crestview Hills Mayor Paul Meier says 37 states already allow for a local option tax.